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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Dandy Andys

By Sarah Spain

Tennis: Wimbledon rolls on, with some of the tournament's biggest names in action on the men's side. Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray all compete in today's slate of second-round matches. A big match already completed on the women's side, as Venus Williams struggled early, but battled back to defeat 40-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm.

MLB: Cliff Lee will take the mound in St. Louis tonight, hoping to snap his winless road streak. The Phillies' ace has won five straight home starts but he's 0-4 with a 7.07 ERA away from Citizens Bank Park. Kyle Lohse gets the nod for the Cardinals, who have lost eight of their last 10 games (8:15 p.m.). ... Jake Peavy will come off the DL (again!) to start tonight's rubbermatch between the White Sox and the Cubs. Shoulder surgery caused Peavy to miss the start of the season and a groin strain sent him back to the DL in early June. He'll try to lead the Sox to their 17th straight interleague series win when he lines up opposite Cubs lefty Doug Davis tonight (8:10 p.m.). ... The Rockies look to win a seventh game in eight tries tonight when they take on the Indians at Progressive Field. The Rockies' recent run has them just 2 1/2 games out of first place in the NL West. Jason Hammel will take the bump for Colorado, while Josh Tomlin will get the nod for the Indians, hoping to avoid a sweep (7:05 p.m.).

John Lannan will try to lead the Nationals to a 10th win in 11 games and an eighth straight win over the Mariners when he gets the start tonight against Erik Bedard. The Mariners' lefty is 4-0 with a 1.70 ERA in his last nine games. His 1.79 ERA in 16 interleague starts is the lowest of any pitcher with at least 100 innings under his belt (7:05 p.m.). ... The A's look to win a seventh straight game when they take on the Mets in the Big Apple tonight. Gio Gonzalez gets the nod for Oakland opposite R.A. Dickey, who boasts a 1.33 ERA in winning all four of his interleague starts as a Met (7:10 p.m.).

Soccer: The United States enters the semifinals of the 2011 Gold Cup hoping to make up for an earlier tournament defeat. After an ugly upset at the hands (er ... feet?) of Panama in the group stage, the U.S. will try to exact some revenge when they meet again tonight (7 p.m.).