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Monday, May 19, 2014 | 9:37 a.m.
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
Los Angeles Angels (+110) minus-1-5 vs. Houston Astros, $500 to win $550 The Angels’ Garrett Richards is one of baseball’s best young pitchers, pitching a five-hitter over seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in his most recent outing against Philadelphia. For the season, he sports a 2.42 earned run average and a 4-0 record.
Houston ranks 27th in batting average and runs scored, meaning Richards should continue his hot start to the season. However, be warned: Los Angeles might have a hard time scoring against Houston starter Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel has won his past two starts, including pitching a complete game shutout in his most recent outing to beat Texas.
Still, I’ll take Richards over Keuchel. And I’ll take Angels sluggers Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, too.
Standings: Bern (25-17-1, $11,650), Keefer (21-25, $8,153), Brewer (18-23-3, $6,490)