For the third time in five days, a rough ninth inning spoiled a 2-0 sweep of #BlairsBestBets. The near misses remind me of a certain '80s ballad by a former shopping mall diva. Last night, the Chicago White Sox were the culprit as TEX -1.5 +130 went up in smoke thanks to Jose Abreu's solo home run in the ninth inning. The Rangers hung on for a 9-8 victory -- but lost on my card. Oh well. Let's close out Week No. 4 of our picks here with a pair of victories! Go with ATL -120 against Cincinnati.
The streak continues! Our somewhat dubious run of going .500 in our #BlairsBestBets continued last night, hitting on u11.5 ATL/COL -120 (thanks to a 4-3 Braves win) but missing on DET -120 against Texas (the Rangers rolled the Tigers 10-4). That means we've split in our picks six straight days, going 6-6-2 since Aug. 7. Let's get right back on the horse and ride off into Wednesday's sunset with a pair of W's, shall we? I'm betting STL +135 bumps off Boston tonight.
After five straight days of splitting on our #BlairsBestBets, it would be easy to get frustrated. But that's not how we roll. In fact, we exude confidence like a certain Detroit Tigers fan as we head into Tuesday's picks. Go with DET -120 against Texas. I absolutely love the road favorite in this spot. I'll let MLB Network and Fox Sports reporter Jon Morosi tell you why. Yes, the 2011 American League Cy Young Award winner and MVP has been up-and-down the last few seasons.
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