The Yankees won the World Series last year.
The Phillies won the World Series two years ago.
So it wasn’t much surprise they were big-time favorites going into their Division Series clashes — and it’s hardly shocking they rolled on through.
If you, like so many others, thought it was New York,?Philly and everybody else this MLB postseason, you’ve been vindicated so far. The two — odds-on favorites to win the World Series in online futures betting last night — swept their openers.
Sportsbook Bodog.com had the Phillies at 6-5 to win it all, with the Yankees just behind at 8-5. No other team came close; Tampa Bay’s 13-2 odds were third-best.
The Giants and Braves played a potentially decisive Game 4 last night. Game 5 would be tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, the Rays will host the Rangers in Game 5 tonight (8:07 p.m., TBS). Texas took the first two games of the series, but Tampa Bay has won two straight to even it up.