Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Former WSOP Champion Moneymaker into EPT Grand Final Day 3

Poker Betting: At the end of the day 2 in EPT grand final, among 413 players there were only 116 players are remains who guaranteed a minimum payout of €15,000. At the end of the night with 742,000, Nick Schulman came out as the chip leader and will be headed into the third day of play.

Team PokerStars Pro and former world champion Chris Moneymaker is moves into EPT Grand Final goes into Day 3 among the chip leaders. Moneymaker won his WSOP main event seat in 2003 via a $39 satellite and ended up besting a field of 839 players to scoop the $2.5 million first prize.

David Sesso, next closest in chips to Schulman, sits with 642,500, followed by Jean Francois Talbot, Italian Poker Tour Venice winner Matt Perrins from the UK, and Finnish high stakes online cash game player Sami Kelopuro.

Several members of Team PokerStars Pro are still in the running for the €1.7 million first prize including EPT3 London winner Vicky Coren (236,500), Swiss pro Rino Mathis (181,000), Alex Gomes from Brazil (141,500), Juan Manuel Pastor from Spain (193,500), new Czech pro Martin Hruby (155,500) and Dutchman Lex Veldhuis (194,000).

Only two of this season’s Main Event winners are still in contention – Swedish player Anton Wigg who took down EPT Copenhagen for DKK 3,675,000 and American Kevin MacPhee who won EPT Berlin last month for €1,000,000.

A total of 848 players entered the EPT Grand Final including 161 who won their seats to the €10,600 Main Event on PokerStars. They came from 51 different countries to create a total prize pool of €8,480. A total of 128 players will cash.

The event is running April 25 to 30 at Le Sporting venue at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel. Last year’s Main Event was won by Dutch Team PokerStars Pro Pieter de Korver for a first prize of €2,300,000.

For full reports on the EPT Grand Final, please see the PokerStars blog and video blogs on PokerStars.tv. EPTLive will continue its great Season 6 coverage with a live webcast in seven languages for the last two days of the EPT Grand Final Main Event and the final of the €25,000 High Roller event on May 1.

Stars Flourish at European Poker Tour Grand Final Day 2

Poker Betting: A host of stars NHL legend and Team PokerStars SportStar Mats Sundin and PokerStars-sponsored British football icon Teddy Sheringham are through to Day 2 of the European Poker Tour Grand Final on tuesday.

From 51 different countries 848 players are entered in to EPt Grand final including 161 who won their seats to €10,600 Main Event on PokerStars. Total Prize of pool is €8,480,000 and a first prize of €1,700,000.

The overall chip leader is PokerStars player Thiago Nishijima from Brazil with 264,200 and PokerStars qualifier Paul Berende from Holland is in second place with 195,500 who is in 17th position at San Remo last week.

French tennis champion Gael Monfils, the French rap star Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes, British footballer Teddy Sheringham and German best-selling author Charlotte Roche as well as Petter Northug, the Norwegian Olympic cross-country skier were there among the other 413 survivors.

More than 20 members of Team PokerStars Pro got through Day 1 including Johannes Steindl (141,300), Joe Cada (123,600), Alex Gomes (122,800), Chris Moneymaker (119,900), Vicky Coren (114,000).

MLB: Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels Live Odds & Picks

Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels game will be started at 7:05pm ET on 28th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Regular Session 2010 live

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers MLB Odds and Preview

The match between Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers will kick off on April 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM ET. The match will takes place at Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

With a lengthy losing streak in Milwaukee now over, the Pittsburgh Pirates aim for their first series win at Miller Park in almost four years when they wrap up a three-game series with the Brewers on Wednesday .

Pittsburgh ended a 22-game skid in Milwaukee by scoring five runs in the ninth inning off Trevor Hoffman in a 7-3 win Tuesday night.

Ninth-place hitter Ronny Cedeno greeted the all-time saves leader with a homer to tie the score at 3. One out later, Andy LaRoche singled, Lastings Milledge doubled and Garrett Jones was intentionally walked before Ryan Doumit hit his second career grand slam.

The Pirates (8-12), who also ended a seven-game overall losing streak in which they totaled 12 runs, are in position to take a road series from the Brewers for the first time since July 24-26, 2006.

Despite Tuesday's loss, Milwaukee (9-11) has outscored Pittsburgh 56-11 while taking four of five meetings this year.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants Live Odds & Picks

MLB match between Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants the game play on 28 April 2010 on Wednesday, 3:45 PM ET and will be live at AT T Park, San Francisco, California. San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum is off to the best start of his already stellar career. Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels has regressed a bit after a promising beginning to his season.

The two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner and former World Series MVP will square off Wednesday as the Giants look for their first home sweep of the Phillies in almost a decade.


The two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner and former World Series MVP will square off Wednesday as the Giants look for their first home sweep of the Phillies in almost a decade.

For the first time during his brilliant four-year career, Lincecum (4-0, 1.00 ERA) has won his first four starts. He gave up one run and struck out eight in seven innings of a 4-1 win over NL Central-leading St. Louis on Friday.

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Valenciennes vs Bordeaux Live Odds and Predictions - Soccer French Ligue 1

Valenciennes vs Bordeaux Live Odds @ Soccer Betting: The French Ligue 1 Soccer match between Valenciennes and Bordeaux will kick off on April 28, 2010, 18:00 UK at Stade Nungesser, France.

Abdou Traore has warned Valenciennes that Bordeaux are still fighting for every point available despite a miserable run of form that has ended their title aspirations.

Bordeaux make the trip on the back of a 1-0 loss to Lorient that left them in fifth place, 12 points adrift of leaders Marseille with 15 left to play for.

Their goal now is to catch Lille, two points ahead in third place, in order to secure another season of Champions League football.

On paper, Valenciennes appear to have little to play for, but coach Philippe Montanier has set his players a target of finishing in the top 10.

VA sit just outside in 11th place, and Montanier wants them to keep pushing.

Bordeaux will be without Yoann Gourcuff after he was injured on Saturday.

Rudy Mater, who limped off towards the end of Valenciennes' match, will be missing for the hosts, joining Jonathan Lacourt, Carlos Sanchez, Johan Audel and Karba Bangouraon the sidelines.

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds, Picks and Preview

The Boston Red Sox are playing better after a rough start, but they'd surely like to enjoy an easy win for a change.

They may get their wish Wednesday night.

Seeking a three-game sweep in Toronto, the Red Sox will send Jon Lester to the mound against the Blue Jays' Brett Cecil - a pitcher Boston dominated last season.

Following a 4-9 start, Boston (10-11) has won six of eight, but it hasn't been easy. All six wins have come by one-run margins, as have their last five games overall. Boston's nine one-run games are the most in the majors.

One-run games won by the Red Sox are about all the first two games of this series have had in common. After prevailing in a 13-12 slugfest Monday, Boston won 2-1 Tuesday behind eight strong innings from Clay Buchholz.

Trying to salvage one win in the season's first month, Lester is seeking to overcome his own history. He is 2-6 with a 5.12 lifetime ERA in March and April, compared with 40-12 and a 3.50 ERA in all other months.

Lester appeared to be shaking off his early-season doldrums Friday, when he threw 5 2-3 scoreless innings against Baltimore, but wound up without a decision after the Boston bullpen squandered a three-run lead en route to an eventual 4-3 victory.

Blue Jays slugger Adam Lind is 4 for 8 in this series, but 2 for 14 with eight strikeouts against Lester.

The last three series between these AL East rivals have ended in sweeps, with Boston winning two.

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Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers MLB Live Odds and Preview

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Live Odds: His teammate just silenced the Detroit Tigers' bats. Minnesota Twins starter Scott Baker will try to follow suit.

Making his first start against the Tigers since last season's Game 163, Baker looks to bounce back from his worst outing of the season Wednesday when the AL Central-leading Twins try to clinch their seventh straight series win.

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In the divisional foes' first matchup since Minnesota's 6-5, 12-inning victory in last season's one-game playoff, Francisco Liriano allowed four hits in eight innings and extended his scoreless innings streak to 23 as the Twins (14-6) defeated the host Tigers 2-0 in Tuesday's series opener.

Baker (2-2, 4.81 ERA) wasn't nearly as dominant in his last outing. Trying to win his third straight start, the right-hander allowed season highs of six runs and 10 hits over 5 2-3 innings of Thursday's 8-1 home loss to Cleveland. It was the most hits Baker had given up since Boston had 10 against him exactly a year earlier.

Baker yielded three runs in six innings of last season's AL Central tiebreaker, keeping the Twins in the game as they went on to win their fifth division title in eight seasons.

First-year Tiger Johnny Damon went 2 for 4 on Tuesday and extended his hitting streak to 14 games. He is batting .420 during that stretch.

Miguel Cabrera, whose leadoff double in the fifth was the first hit off Liriano, is batting .364 during an eight-game hitting streak versus Minnesota. Cabrera is 7 for 21 with two homers lifetime against Baker.

Detroit has alternated wins with losses in its last six games.

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Barcelona vs Inter Milan Live Football Odds & Picks

Barcelona vs Inter Milan UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

Venue: Nou Camp Stadium.

Time: 19:45 GMT

Teams:

Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, G Milito, Abidal, Busquets, Xavi, Keita; Messi, Ibrahimovic, Pedro.

Inter Milan:Cesar, Maicon, Samuel, Lucio, Zanetti; Cambiasso, Motta, Sneijder, Eto’o, D Milito, Pandev.

These two teams met in first semi-final match and Inter Milan gave a shock by defeating Barcelona with 3-1 score. Now, they are meeting in the second semi-final. 2010 Football World Cup. Inter Milan is willing to continue the same form and Barcelona is looking for revenge by winning in today’s match. Barcelona must win in this match otherwise they will be out from the UEFA Champions League.

Many senior analysts and senior players are saying that, Barcelona is the World’s best team and defeating that kind of team is not an easy thing. 2010 Football World Cup. All these analysts and senior players are praising the Inter Milan’s team spirit and players performance. Inter Milan played strategically and succeeded in controlling Barcelona star player, Lionel Messi. But, definitely Inter Milan have to put more efforts if they wants to win in today’s match.

On the other side, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is praising that Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho is the best manager in the world.

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South Africa vs Jamaica Live Football Odds & Picks

South Africa vs Jamaica International Friendly match on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

Venue: Offenbach Kickers Stadium.

Time: 19:30 GMT

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South Africa will meet Jamaica in the International Friendly match on Wednesday at Offenbach Kickers Stadium.

South Africa is playing in the second International friendly match with Jamaica. These warm-up matches are really very helpful for all the South Africa players in the upcoming 2010 Football World Cup. All South African players are willing to perform their best inorder to grab the place in the 2010 Football World Cup squad.

South Africa is going to host this big event.South Africa is looking to show their best performance so that their will be some threat for all the big teams, who are participating in the 2010 Football World Cup. There will be big expectations on South African soccer team. South African fans are very eagerly waiting for the 2010 Football World Cup. Because, many star players like Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham etc., are all playing in the 2010 Football World Cup. All these star players have lot of fans through out the World.

2010 Football World Cup will start on 11th June and in first match South Africa will meet Mexico at Johannesburgh. Final match is on 11th July at Johannesburgh.

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NHL: Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Live Odds & Picks

Canadiens vs. Capitals Live Odds and Picks @ Sportsbook

The Washington Capitals are heavy 75.2 percent favorites over the Montreal Canadiens. The Capitals are favored partly because they have a +12 edge in shots on goal and are projected for 37 shots on goal vs 25 shots for the Canadiens. The Capitals goalie(s) have the edge in save percentage at 90.6% compared to the Canadiens goalie(s) who have a forecasted save percentage of 89.6%.

STATISTICAL DATA --- SAVES: Jaroslav Halak 33, Semyon Varlamov 23 SHOTS: Brian Gionta 3.3, Alexander Ovechkin 5.8 GOALS: Michael Cammalleri 0.39, Alexander Ovechkin 0.75 PTS: Michael Cammalleri has a 46% chance of scoring at least 1 point and Alexander Ovechkin has a 35% chance of 1+PTs

SPORTS ODDS: Sportsbooks and handicappers have set the line at WAS -310 TOTAL: 6

WIN-LOSS-OTL Montreal Canadiens 42-35-11 Washington Capitals 57-17-14

OVER-UNDER Montreal Canadiens 37-46 Washington Capitals 48-33

UNDER PICK RECORD: Montreal Canadiens 30-33 -630 loss. Washington Capitals 31-21 +790 profit.

Side Value picks involve betting on the team whose simulation winning percentage is higher than the money line odds indicate. In some cases this involves betting on a team that wins under 50% of simulations.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Live Odds and Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays have three chances to set a franchise record for victories in April.

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Taking their first crack at accomplishing that feat, the Rays try for a fourth consecutive victory to sweep a brief two-game home series with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

Off to the best start in its 13-year history, Tampa Bay (15-5) beat Oakland 8-6 on Tuesday to match a club record for wins in April that was set during its surprise run to the World Series in 2008.

Owners of the majors' best record, the Rays have won 12 of 14 and continue to produce at the plate. Pat Burrell hit a three-run homer while Jason Bartlett and John Jaso each had three hits Tuesday.

The Rays, who've hit .311 and scored 50 runs during a stretch where they've won five of six, lead the AL with 121 runs and a .323 batting average with runners in scoring position.

Tampa Bay's James Shields (2-0, 3.96) hasn't been as consistent as Braden through four starts, he'll try for a third consecutive win when he takes the ball in this contest.

Shields allowed two runs in a season-high seven innings of a 10-2 victory at Chicago on Thursday.

The right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.88 ERA in eight career starts against Oakland, but hasn't factored in the decision of his last three versus the A's.

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Gambling Is Still a Problem in Ukraine Even After Ban

Gambling business is still a problem in the Ukraine after banning casinos and gambling clubs. Casinos, slot machine halls and bookmaker offices were closed practically overnight in June, when deputies voted to enact an immediate ban on all gambling-related activities. But in their wake emerged online clubs and sport bars. There you can play casino games, slot machine games, roulette or poker but the difference is to play on the internet.

These internet casinos and online gambling Poker halls are replaced the old gambling clubs. Now these clubs are with computers connected to a global gambling network.

It seems that little has changed since the anti-gambling legislation was passed in June 2009. Experts say the number of Ukrainians with a gambling addiction remains high.



[Yurii Pakin, Gambling Addiction Specialist]:
"In our clinic the number of clients with excessive gambling is sizable. So we can see that this problem exists.”

Former owners of gambling establishments say the only way to get Internet clubs under control is to legalize gambling once again. They want the government to allow casinos in hotels under strict controls.

[Grigory Tripulskiy, Vice President, Ukrainian Gambling Association]:
“In this case those Internet clubs will disappear. And there is another way: to ban the Internet.”

Some Members of Parliament are not convinced that the idea will work.

[Yurii Prokopchuk, Member of Parliament]:
“I think it can be called a crime if the legislation will be adopted like this. I heard in my committee about young people who became addicted to the gambling games like drug addicts. They sell everything from their homes and even commit suicide.”

[Yevgenii Tsarkov, Member of Parliament]:
“I have a suspicion that the representatives from Region Party and Yulia Tymoshenko Party want to lobby this business.”

It is still unknown whether the legislation will be adopted, but the problem of excessive gambling remains in form of online casino gaming.

Barcelona vs Inter Milan Soccer Odds, Live Preview and Predictions

The semi final match between Barcelona and Internazionale will kick off on April 28, 2010, 19:45 UK at Camp Nou, Spain.

Barcelona vs Inter Milan Match Preview


You wouldn't have many disagree with you if you said that tonight is the most anticipated evening in European football so far this season. People from all corners of the globe are anxiously awaiting the 2nd leg between Barcelona and Inter Milan at Camp Nou. Needless to say, with Inter holding a 3-1 advantage that would be considered decisive if it was against anybody but Barca, this is going to be a massive evening for the betting markets

After a contested affair last week that saw Inter Milan hand Pep Guardiola his largest defeat since taking the reigns at the Camp Nou, all the talk was that Jose Mourinho had already booked his side's progression to the final. His tactical genius was lauded, his side's grit against the Barcelona attack was highlighted, and David had beaten the Catalan Giant.

Barcelona Vs Internazionale

UEFA Champions League

Stadium: Camp Nou, Spain

Match Time: April 28, 2010, 19:45 UK

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Seattle Mariners (10-11) at Kansas City Royals (8-12) Starts

MLB Betting: American League Match between Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals Starts at 2.10pm ET on Wednesday April 28, 2010.

The Seattle Mariners are 2-8 on the road this season and are heavy favorites to beat the Kansas City Royals who are 3-6 at home. Kansas City went 5-4 against Seattle last season. The Royals have won 11 of the last 15 matchups at Kauffman Stadium.

While the Seattle Mariners’ prized off-season acquisition is scheduled to make his season debut when the team returns home, they’d like to get a solid effort from Ryan Rowland-Smith to cap off their road trip.

Rowland-Smith takes the mound against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, when the Mariners try to win their first road series this season.

Acquired from Philadelphia in a three-team deal in the off-season, Cliff Lee was expected to immediately pair with right-hander Felix Hernandez as one of the majors’ most feared pitching combinations. Lee, though, has yet to make his Mariners debut after suffering a lower abdominal strain in spring training.

The left-hander threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and is expected to start Friday against Texas.

But before the Mariners (10-11) open their nine-game homestand with the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner of the mound, Rowland-Smith (0-1, 4.63 ERA) will try to help the team close out its six-game trip with its first series win on the road since Sept. 12-14.

Seattle snapped a four-game slide and a five-game skid on the road with Tuesday’s 3-2 victory. The Mariners’ three-run eighth, when they batted around, matched their run total from the past two games.

That kind of run support could benefit Rowland-Smith, who allowed a season-high five runs and a career-high three homers in Friday’s 7-6 loss at the Chicago White Sox.

“I thought Rowland-Smith early, giving up the three runs in the first three innings, it was pitching with emotions,” manager Don Wakamatsu told the Mariners’ official website.

Rowland-Smith is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA in three starts versus Kansas City. He’ll face a Royals team that went 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position Tuesday.

“Zack (Greinke) deserved much better,” said manager Trey Hillman of the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner. “He deserved better offensive support.”

Coming off another “embarrassing” outing, Gil Meche (0-2, 11.37) could use a better effort in the series finale.

The veteran right-hander, who went 55-44 with a 4.65 ERA for Seattle from 1999-2006, lasted just 3 1/3 innings in Friday’s 8-3 loss to Minnesota. Meche walked a season-high five and allowed four runs and four hits. It was the second time in three starts that he has not made it out of the fourth inning.

“It’s embarrassing to pitch that way when I know what I’m capable of,” said Meche, who is 2-2 with a 5.77 ERA in six starts versus Seattle. “I’m getting tired about talking about the same thing over and over. You’ve got to turn the page. You’ve got to figure it out and do your job. I’m not doing my job.”

Neither is the Royals’ bullpen, which gave up three more runs Tuesday and has an AL-worst 6.61 ERA.

Ichiro Suzuki, who is 9 for 14 with a homer lifetime against Meche, goes for his eighth consecutive multihit game at Kauffman Stadium, which would set a record for an opposing player.

David DeJesus went 2 for 5 on Tuesday and is batting .409 during the Royals’ homestand that ends Wednesday.

Kansas City has won 12 of 17 at home versus Seattle.

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Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Live Odds, Preview and NBA Predictions

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Live Odds @ Sportsbook:The match between Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets will kick off on April 28, 2010, 10:30 PM ET at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO.

No more infighting and insults. The Denver Nuggets insist they're back to being buddies and are ready to salvage their season.

Carmelo Anthony said he was misunderstood when he said he couldn't beat the Utah Jazz all by himself. He said everyone needs to step it up in Game 5 Wednesday night, him included.

After causing a firestorm by tweeting that the Nuggets were selfish, J.R. Smith returned to more benign messages Tuesday like: "cant stop thinking bout this game coming up!"

And acting coach Adrian Dantley, who called out Anthony for his nine turnovers despite a 39-point performance in Denver's Game 4 loss, said it's just an oddity, that's all, that a player could put up such big numbers on both ends of the spectrum.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Live Odds, Preview and Predictions

The NBA Match between Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks will kick off on April 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET. This match will takes place at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Preview

Joe Johnson thought the Atlanta Hawks had grown up enough to put away a team that's missing one of its key players.

Turns out, he was wrong.

Back home and all tied up in a series they expected to be on the verge of wrapping up, the Hawks got an uncharacteristic dressing-down from their low-key star.

The Hawks were eager to wrap up the opening round as quickly as possible, especially facing a Milwaukee team that lost center Andrew Bogut late in the season.

Atlanta looked unstoppable in the first two games at home, taking advantage of mismatches all over the court, working the ball crisply to the open man and playing aggressively at the defensive end.

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MLB Betting: San Diego Padres (12-8) at Florida Marlins (11-10) Preview

MLB Betting San Diego Padres (12-8) at Florida Marlins (11-10) Preview: Match Between San Diego Padres and Florida Marlins starts at 12.10pm ET on Wed Apr 28, 2010.

A six-game road trip could have been a obstacle for the surprising San Diego Padres. Instead, they’re in position to finish the jaunt above .500.

Kevin Correia might give them an excellent chance to reaching that.

Correia will take the mound Wednesday afternoon looking to help the Padres cap the trip with a second straight victory over the struggling Florida Marlins.

San Diego (12-8) opened the season by losing four of six on the road, but a six-game winning streak at home appeared to give the club momentum. The Padres carried their home success over to start of this trip, winning the first two games before dropping the next two including a 10-1 loss Monday in the opener of this series.

After responding by beating the Marlins 4-1 on Tuesday, they have a chance to finish 4-2 on the trip and improve to .500 away from San Diego. Coming off two straight losing seasons, the Padres are tied with San Francisco for the NL West lead.

“Go out there, have good pitching, play great defense and execute on offense - that’s our style of game,” second baseman David Eckstein(notes) told the team’s official website. “That’s who we are.”

Correia (3-1, 3.13 ERA), who led the Padres with 12 wins in 2009, is emerging as the club’s most reliable starter.

He’s posted a 2.12 ERA while winning a career high-tying three consecutive starts, including Friday’s 10-4 win at Cincinnati. The right-hander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, where he eventually allowed two runs and three hits before exiting with two outs.

Correia has also benefited from outstanding run support, as the lineup has provided him 26 runs during his winning streak.

“I’m never going to complain. I’d go five innings every time if we’re going to win and score like that,” Correia told the team’s official website.

Correia is 1-2 with a 6.89 ERA in 11 appearances - four starts - against the Marlins. However, he won his last start at Florida, allowing four runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 9-5 win Aug. 28.

Adrian Gonzalez(notes) had two hits and an RBI Tuesday, and is batting .348 with four homers and nine RBIs in his last six games. The All-Star first baseman, frequently the subject of trade rumors, leads San Diego with six homers and 15 RBIs.

The Padres are also excelling on the bases, where their 23 steals are tied with Washington for most in the majors.

The Marlins have dropped three of four and are in danger of losing their first home series of the season.

They’ll give the ball to Nate Robertson(notes) (2-1, 3.98) on short rest after he surrendered five runs and five hits with four walks in four innings of Saturday’s 8-1 loss at Colorado. The left-hander was pulled after 84 pitches as the team wanted to preserve him for Wednesday.

“That’s one of the reasons we didn’t run him out there for the fifth,” manager Fredi Gonzalez told the team’s official website.

Robertson won his only previous start against the Padres on June 21, 2008, allowing five runs in six innings of a 7-5 victory for Detroit.

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