New York Yankees Gio Urshela, right, says he was safe after scoring during the sixth in of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Urshela hit a two-run double, then scored on an error. Yankees' Mike Tauchman (39) watches.
New York Yankees Gio Urshela, right, says he was safe after scoring during the sixth in of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Urshela hit a two-run double, then scored on an error. Yankees' Mike Tauchman (39) watches.|Kathy Willens | Associated Press
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MLB Best Bets: After another 3-0 day Eckel returns Wednesday with HR picks, Blue Jays vs Marlins, Rays vs Yankees, and White Sox vs Twins

First pitch: Blue Jays vs Miami Marlins at 6:40 p.m., Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees at 7:05 p.m., and Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins at 8:10 p.m.

Mark Eckel

If you’ve been paying attention to the baseball selections this week, you have to be impressed. If you’ve been betting them, you’re getting rich.

Tuesday night saw the second consecutive 3-0 night — and it was easy. Atlanta crushed Boston; Detroit, an underdog, slammed Milwaukee and the Tigers covered the over themself. Not only that, but Marcell Ozuna didn’t just hit a home run; he hit three. Do we get paid triple for that?

That’s 6-0 with correctly predicted home run hitters the past two nights and eight winners in the last nine games. Let’s stay hot with Wednesday’s picks.


Blue Jays at Miami Marlins, 6:40 p.m.

Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Sixto Sanchez

Odds: Blue Jays -135; Marlins +115

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Jordan Montgomery

Odds: Rays +105; Yankees -115


Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins, 8:10 p.m.

Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Juan Berrios

Odds: White Sox +135; Twins -145


THE CYCLE

Single: Both the Blue Jays and Marlins have had better seasons than anyone expected. And both have good pitchers going Wednesday. We’re going to lean toward Ryu, who is 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA in his career vs. Miami. Take the Blue Jays.

Double: After six straight losses, the Yankees finally beat the Rays and almost got into a brawl in the process. Maybe that’s what The Bombers needed. I think they win again against Morton, who is coming off injury and will be limited in his pitch count. Take the Yanks.

Triple: I hate betting against the White Sox. But if you’re ever going to do it this is the night. Berrios is 11-2 with a 2.76 ERA vs. Chicago, while Lopez is 1-5 with a 6.48 ERA vs. Minnesota. Take the Twins.

Home Run: Let’s stick with the three teams we picked and go with Vlad Guerrero Jr. of the Blue Jays; Luke Voit, of the Yanks and Max Kepler of the Twins.

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