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The Marlins took a 4-1 lead after two inningsPosted By zhangzk  (14th Apr 19 at 8:24pm)

The Rays cut the deficit to 4-2 , but were down to their final out.With the bases loaded, Daniel Robertson pinch-hit for Adam Moore and connected on a grand slam, ruining the day for Marlins (+151 and +1.5) and under (8) bettors.It was looking like a relatively uneventful game in Tampa, where less than 12,000 brave souls went to the Trop to watch the mediocre Rays host Derek Jeter’s terrible — but still better than the Mets — Marlins squad.Legal Sports Betting in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago? Outlook for 25 Biggest U.S. CitiesRead nowThe second inning was a spicy one, as the Marlins hopped on the board with four runs and the Rays countered with one of their own. The fans were certainly getting their money’s worth at this point, though it doesn’t exactly take much to get $3 worth of fun.After that Charlie Blackmon Jersey , nothing happened for hours and hours. Surely the only people who stuck it out were either absolutely loaded or parents of children who would throw a fit if they left before the game ended. Little did they know that they were about to witness an ending of epic proportions.>> Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds, track your bets and follow all of our experts’ picks.The score remained 4-1 as the Rays came up to bat in the bottom of the ninth. Three straight hits made the score 4-2, but Marlins closer Kyle Barraclough wasn’t going to lose it that easily. He would lose it, yes, but it would take a bit more effort.Bear Claw struck out Carlos Gomez and got another out on a fielder’s choice that put runners at the corners with two down. However, he then walked rookie Willy Adames to load the bases. Thirty-four-year-old journeyman catcher Adam Moore and his .540 career OPS were due up, but the Rays wisely decided to pinch-hit for him with Daniel Robertson. You know, because Moore sucks.Good choice.Robertson’s grand slam swung the outcomes of the moneyline (obviously), total and even the spread , all on one swing of the bat. All three helped public bettors, too.68% of bets were on the Rays -16870% of bets were on the Over 874% of bets were on the Rays -1.5 (+125)The moral of the story: Next time you’re in the Tampa Bay area and deciding on whether to buy a couple McChickens or go to a Rays game, think it over long and good. Dustin Bradford/Getty ImagesThe oddsmakers foresee a big offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies.According to OddsShark, the Phillies are the betting favorites to sign Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Philadelphia has even odds of landing Harper and is at plus-150 to add Machado{Shocked} ddsShark OddsSharkUpdated odds for what team Bryce Harper will be on for the first game of the 2019 regular season (BovadaOfficial):Phillies EVENCubs +300Nationals +400Giants +750Yankees +800Dodgers +850Red Sox +1500Angels +1500OddsShark OddsSharkOpening odds for which team Manny Machado will be on for the first game of the 2019 regular season (BovadaOfficial):Phillies +150Dodgers +225Yankees +300Marlins +800Angels +900Braves +1400Nationals +1400The Phillies are also considered a long shot (+500) to sign Craig Kimbrel. The world champion Boston Red Sox have even odds of re-signing the All-Star closer:OddsShark OddsSharkOpening odds for which team Craig Kimbrel will be on for the first game of the 2019 regular season (BovadaOfficial):Red Sox EVENBraves +225Cubs +500Dodgers +500Phillies +500OddsSharkalso provided the early landscape for the ClaytonKershawsweepstakes assumingKershawopts out of his contract. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at minus-150 to retain the veteran left-hander:OddsShark OddsSharkOpening odds for which team Clayton Kershaw will be on for the first game of the 2019 regular season (BovadaOfficial):Dodgers -150Rangers +375Astros +375Cubs +800Giants +800Yankees +850Reds +1600Nobody expects Philadelphia to actually get both Harper andMachadosince that would mean investing $500 million鈥攃onservatively鈥n two players.But the Phillies are set to have the 19th-highest payroll ($68.9 million) in baseball in 2019, perSpotrac. Based on recent history, that would leave general managerMattKlentakto make at least one big signing. In 2011 when the franchise made its last playoff appearance, it had thethird-highest payroll($169.9 million).Ownership has shown a willingness to spend when the Phillies are contending. After making a 14-game improvement in 2018, Philadelphia looks on the cusp of a breakthrough. Getting one of Harper orMachadowould unquestionably help achieve that.KimbrelandKershawwill be two interesting free agents to follow.They're both among the most proven veterans at their respective positions, yet they're coming off relatively disappointing 2018 seasons.Kimbrelfinished with a career-high 3.13FIPin the regular season Trevor Story Jersey , perBaseball Reference.His 13.9 strikeouts per nine innings were also a big step backward from 2017 (16.4).Most concerning,Kimbrel's fastball velocity (97.63 mph) was his lowest since 2011, according toBrooks Baseball. The aging curveisn't kindto relief pitchers, and the 30-year-oldKimbrelmay be on the verge of a steep decline.Kershawis unlikely to fall off a cliff performance-wise in the coming years, but it's fair to wonder whether the three-time Cy Young Award winner can continue to set the gold standard for starting pitchers.His 3.19FIPwas his highest since his rookie year in 2008, perBaseball Reference, and he hasn't made 30-plus starts since 2015.As great as it would be to seeKershawend his career in Los Angeles, the Dodgers have to seriously consider how far they're willing to go to keep him. LettingKershawgo may be the better course of action over agreeing to anotherrecord-settingcontract.

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