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Jerry Bo: Bookie Busters ride the storm to the final

Four remain in the World Cup. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The table is reserved for only four, and over the next few days, we will find out who will play in the closing finale on Sunday.

Updated odds

France   +190
England +250
Belgium +255
Croatia  +450

Results

Uruguay/ France Under 2   1U PUSH
First-half draw   1U LOSS
France Advance 1U     WIN

Brazil/Belgium Both teams to score  -130 MAX 5U WIN
Over 2  -178 MAX  5U WIN
Over 2.5  +102 MAX 5U  WIN

Total corners over 9½     3U WIN
Philippe Coutinho scores a goal   +330 1U LOSS
Penalty kick awarded   YES +170 1U LOSS

Croatia Team Total over 1   PUSH
Croatia Advance 2U  WIN

Peoples Parlay   1U (4 spots leave 2 open)

France Advance   WIN
Brazil/Belgium BTTS     WIN
 

Ride the winning storm, into the final…..

All wagers are to win X amount of Units with the Max play being 5U
Over +16 Units won, on the quarters with the peoples parlay still open 2 spots.

MAX plays are 12-4-2 in this tournament: 75%

Belgium vs France

Belgium   +218  
France   + 152     PK (Draw no Bet)-133
Draw   + 226

Over
Under 2.5       -124

Advance
Belgium +118
France   - 128

England vs Croatia

Croatia  +263
England   +137
Draw +210
Over   2 -111
Under

Advance 
England  -157
Croatia   +142

Picks

Tuesday
Belgium/ France Both teams score MAX
Belgium Over TT 1 4U
France Over TT 1  4U
First-half draw 1U
Kylian Mbappe scores a goal    +240 1U
BEL/FRA total offsides in game over 2½   2U
Total Corner Kicks Over 9.5     4U
Penalty yes +160   1U

 

Wednesday
England/Croatia   Both teams score  MAX
England Advance    3U
Harry Kane scores    1U

 

 

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Houston's winning streak moves to six

Eighth-inning rally powers Astros to series sweep over Rangers

Yuli Gurriel brought in the go-ahead run late in Sunday's game. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Winners in the first three games of this series and their last five games overall, the Astros continued their climb towards the A's for first place in the AL West. They completed the four-game sweep, ending a successful homestand on a positive note before heading on the road.

Final Score: Astros 6, Rangers 2

Astros' Record: 24-17, tied for first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Brooks Raley (2-2)

Losing Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez (1-2)

Astros strike first, McCullers Jr. goes six scoreless

After the Rangers went down 1-2-3 in the top of the first, Houston grabbed an early lead off the bat of Alex Bregman. He provided the third single of the inning, a one-out RBI to put the Astros in front 1-0, a score which would hold steady for a while. Another run didn't come across until the bottom of the fifth when Houston would load the bases with one out when Carlos Correa would get an RBI groundball to double the lead to 2-0.

Lance McCullers Jr. did well with the small lead, backing up his recent eight-inning gem with a quality start against Texas. He allowed a couple of hits each in the third and fourth but would erase the runners with no damage allowed. The Rangers threatened in the top of the sixth with a leadoff double before the runner moved to third on a wild pitch, putting him in a great position with no outs. McCullers Jr. would come away unscathed, finishing the inning and his day by retiring the next three batters. His final line: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 95 P.

Rangers tie it against Scrubb

First out of Houston's bullpen was Andre Scrubb, and he would not fare as well as the Astros starter. A leadoff single turned into a two-run game-tying homer, making it 2-2 before Scrubb would sit down the next three in order. Still tied in the top of the eighth, Brooks Raley had a terrific inning, striking out the three batters he faced.

Houston rallies ahead in the eighth for the four-game sweep

The top of Houston's order mounted a threat in the bottom of the eighth, loading the bases with one out to try and regain the lead. Yuli Gurriel would come through with the go-ahead at-bat, getting a sac fly to put the Astros back in front 3-2. A two-out walk loaded the bases again, setting up Chas McCormick to provide two insurance runs on a two-RBI single.

Myles Straw added one more on an RBI single, making it a four-run game at 6-2 heading to the ninth. Enoli Paredes made his long-awaited return from the IL, appearing for the first time since April 8th to try and close things out in the ninth. He tossed a scoreless inning, finishing off the four-game sweep, extending Houston's winning streak to six games, and keeping them in step with Oakland for the AL West lead.

Up Next: After a day off on Monday, the Astros will begin a six-game road trip on Tuesday. They'll kick off a three-game set in Oakland against the A's at 8:40 PM, an exciting matchup to determine who will head into the weekend atop the division. While Cristian Javier (3-1, 3.08 ERA) is the expected starter for Houston, Oakland has not yet determined their rotation for the series.

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