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Bookie Busters: Calm before the storm

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The term Calm before the storm often referred to in anticipation of a big event. For the Bookie Busters, we patiently await the Europa and Champions League finals. Shortly after the Champs league final June 1, the international tournaments kickoff for the summer with Copa America and the Gold Cup headlining the gambling menu.

Play patiently, build you a bankroll. This summer is about to be insane.


New Plays

UPDATE 717 CST

Mexico TIGRES UANL VS LEÓN Over 2 6U

​Previous Plays

Draymond Green pts+reb+ast over 32½ 3u

Warriors TT over 110.5 3U

LA GALAXY VS COLORADO RAPIDS Over 2.5 20U MAX

Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors FH under 108 10U

Germany 2

SSV JAHN REGENSBURG VS SANDHAUSEN

Over 3 15U MAX

Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers - Game 3

Over 221 15 U MAX

FH over 112 3U

Boxing Wilder wins in round 7-12 +256 2U

Blazers 2nd half TT over 52 10U


Previous Plays


Draymond Green pts+reb+ast over 32½ 3u

Warriors TT over 110.5 3U


LA GALAXY VS COLORADO RAPIDS Over 2.5 20U MAX


Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors FH under 108 10U

Germany 2

SSV JAHN REGENSBURG VS SANDHAUSEN

Over 3 15U MAX


Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers - Game 3

Over 221 15 U MAX


FH over 112 3U


Boxing Wilder wins in round 7-12 +256 2U


Blazers 2nd half TT over 52 10U


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Houston's bats have a hot night

Astros clobber Rangers to win series opener

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After dropping two of three in Seattle, the Astros entered the regular season's final series still waiting to clinch their playoff berth. Luckily their matchup favored them, with four games against the 19-37 Rangers, which they have done well against in recent years. Here are highlights from the opener:

Final Score: Astros 12, Rangers 4.

Record: 29-28, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Cristian Javier (5-2, 3.48 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Lance Lynn (6-3, 3.32 ERA).

Astros put up 10 on Lynn 

Houston had no trouble getting acquainted with the Rangers' new stadium, jumping out to an early lead in the top of the first inning. After a lengthy at-bat against Lance Lynn, Jose Altuve reached on a one-out single, then scored from first on a two-out RBI-triple by Alex Bregman. They'd double their lead in the next at-bat on an error, making it 2-0.

They extended that lead even more in the next inning, getting back-to-back singles to start the inning to set up a big three-run dinger by George Springer to straightaway center-field to make it 5-0. Bregman added two more RBI to his night in the top of the fifth, capitalizing on a leadoff single by Michael Brantley by hitting a two-run homer to make it a 7-0 lead. Altuve would push the total to double-digits in the top of the sixth, lifting a three-run home run of his own to make it a 10- lead.

Javier with a decent start, bullpen closes out the win

Meanwhile, Cristian Javier was doing well on the mound against the Rangers. He allowed just three baserunners through the first five innings, a double in the first, a hit batter in the second, and a single in the fifth. He would falter a bit in the bottom of the sixth, allowing a leadoff single then a two-run homer, then later in the inning a sac fly, making it 10-3 before Houston would turn to their bullpen. Javier's final line: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 95 TP.

Luis Garcia would get the final out of the sixth then returned for the bottom of the seventh, allowing a leadoff double that would score on a two-out RBI-double, making it a six-run game before Garcia finished the frame. Brooks Raley was the next reliever and notched two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth.

Josh Reddick gave Houston two more insurance runs, joining the home run barrage with a two-run homer in the top of the inning to make it 12-4 going to the bottom half. Brandon Bielak was given a low-leverage opportunity to throw in the bottom of the ninth. He erased a two-out double for a scoreless inning to wrap up the lopsided win, lowering Houston's magic number to 1.

Up Next: The second game of this four-game set between Houston and Texas will start Friday at 7:05 PM Central at Globe Life Field. The pitching battle will be Kyle Cody (1-1, 1.53 ERA) for the Rangers and Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.78 ERA) for the Astros.

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