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LAWRENCE: SPORTS PLAYS OF THE DAY

Thought For The Day
NFL Points to Ponder
More intriguing NFL stats to ponder as we head into the 2019 season ahead.
Only three quarterbacks in NFL history have passed for 4,000 yards and rushed for 500 yards in a single season: Cam Newton (2011), Russell Wilson (2015) and Deshaun Watson (2018).
In Week 9 of last season, Freddie Kitchens took over the play-calling duties for the Cleveland Browns. From Week 9 out last season, QB Baker Mayfield led the NFL in deep completions per game.
He was second in yards per attempt and also second in deep attempts per game. And he just added Odell Beckham Jr. and a full offseason in Kitchens’ offense.
Last year, there were 14 QBs who had at least three games of 25-plus points. None of the 14 were named Russell Wilson.
Since Wilson came into the NFL, the Seahawks have run the ball at the highest rate in the league, including an NFL-high 49.5% of the time last season. Read more here.

On Today’s Scorecard
MLB History Book
Philadelphia: Arrieta 7-0 $ in July, and 6-0 away in July. Minnesota: Pineda 1-5 career vs. Rangers.
Yankees: 8-1 away game Three of a series this season.
Boston: Porcello 4-0 career vs. Tigers.
Cubs: Lester 7-1 $ vs. White Sox.

Grinding Out The Profits
X-Ray Vision
Arizona hurler Robbie Ray is 1-6 in his last seven team-starts with a 5.31 ERA. On the flip side his opponent tonight, Colorado pitcher Jon Gray, is 6-1 in his last seven team-starts with a 2.76 ERA.
With Ray 1-5 in his last six home team-starts in this series, and 1-7 in his last eight overall team-starts in July, we clearly see why the Diamondbacks opened as a favorite and reverted to the underdog in this matchup tonight.
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