Free Picks: Service Plays for Monday, May 27

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NBA

San Antonio at Memphis
The Spurs look to wrap up the series and build on their 4-1 ATS record in their last 5 games at Memphis. San Antonio is the pick (+2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Spurs favored by 2 1/2. Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (+2 1/2)

Game 513-514: San Antonio at Memphis (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 130.115; Memphis 127.810
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 2 1/2; 185
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 2 1/2; 180 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (+2 1/2); Over

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Chicago at Detroit 
The Red Wings look to bounce back from their 4-1 loss in Game 5 and build on their 5-1 record in their last 6 games after scoring 2 goals or less in the previous game. Detroit is the pick (+110) according to Dunkel, which has the Red Wings favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+110)

Game 63-64: Chicago at Detroit (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 12.029; Detroit 12.890
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-130); 5
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+110); Over

WNBA

Washington at Tulsa
The Mystics look to take advantage of a Tulsa team that is 6-19 ATS in its last 25 games versus Eastern Conference opponents. Washington is the pick (+7 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Shock favored by only 5 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Washington (+7 1/2)

Game 651-652: Washington at Tulsa (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 101.329; Tulsa 106.763
Dunkel Line & Total: Tulsa by 5 1/2; 163
Vegas Line & Total: Tulsa by 7 1/2; 158 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+7 1/2); Over

Game 653-654: Chicago at Phoenix (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 110.275; Phoenix 101.476
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 9; 162
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 8 1/2; 167 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+8 1/2); Under

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Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox
The White Sox look to take advantage of a Cubs team that is 0-5 in Jeff Samardzija's last 5 starts as a road underdog. The White Sox are the pick (-120) according to Dunkel, which has the White Sox favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-120)

Game 901-902: Baltimore at Washington (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Hammel) 16.335; Washington (Gonzalez) 15.480
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Washington (-140); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (+120); Over

Game 903-904: Pittsburgh at Detroit (1:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Liriano) 15.179; Detroit (Verlander) 16.084
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1; 6
Vegas Line: Detroit (-175); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-175); Under

Game 905-906: Cleveland at Cincinnati (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Jimenez) 15.126; Cincinnati (Leake) 16.134
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-140); 9
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-140); Under

Game 907-908: Minnesota at Milwaukee (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Correia) 14.645; Milwaukee (Peralta) 13.814
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-130); 9
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+110); Over

Game 909-910: St. Louis at Kansas City (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Wainwright) 15.094; Kansas City (Shields) 15.933
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+100); Over

Game 911-912: Colorado at Houston (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Chacin) 15.319; Houston (Norris) 13.387
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 2; 8
Vegas Line: Colorado (-155); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (-155); Under

Game 913-914: Miami at Tampa Bay (3:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Fernandez) 13.389; Tampa Bay (Odorizzi) 15.863
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 2 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-165); 7
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-165); Under

Game 915-916: Texas at Arizona (3:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Perez) 16.170; Arizona (Skaggs) 15.050
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 9
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 917-918: Texas at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Darvish) 15.570; Arizona (Cahill) 15.309
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 919-920: San Francisco at Oakland (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Bumgarner) 15.432; Oakland (Straily) 16.014
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+100); Over

Game 921-922: San Diego at Seattle (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Richard) 14.476; Seattle (Harang) 15.521
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Seattle (-115); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (-115); Over

Game 923-924: Atlanta at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hudson) 16.764; Toronto (Buehrle) 15.282
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-120); 9
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-120); Under

Game 925-926: Philadelphia at Boston (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Cloyd) 15.461; Boston (Aceves) 14.946
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Boston (-200); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+170); Under

Game 927-928: NY Yankees at NY Mets (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Hughes) 14.789; NY Mets (Niese) 15.285
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+100); Over

Game 929-930: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Samardzija) 14.160; White Sox (Quintana) 15.479
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-120); Under

Game 931-932: LA Angels at LA Dodgers (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Wilson) 16.714; LA Dodgers (Greinke) 14.940
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 2; 8
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-120); Over

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JEFF BENTON

Your Monday freebie is the Over in the Giants-A's Bay Area series this afternoon in Oaktown.

Both teams showing some pop coming into this series, as San Francisco has plated 13 runs their past pair of games - both Overs, while Oakland is fresh off scoring 23 runs in their three game set with Houston - 2 of the 3 going Over the total.

Recent meetings between the teams also suggest that we could be seeing a few runs cross, as 3 of the last 4 and 4 of the last 6 series meetings between the teams have eclipsed the posted price.

Then you have the pitching matchup which features Madison Bumgarner working against Daniel Straily. Bumgarner allowed 7 runs in his last road start at Colorado, and 2 of his last 3 starts have played Over the total.

As for Straily, he is coming off a solid start at Texas, but he still has allowed 11 runs to score his last 16-plus frames of work.

The total is low enough that all we need is one big frame from each team and we will clear the price. Expect it to happen.

Giants-Athletics Over the total.

2* SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND OVER

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CRAIG DAVIS

Today's free play is on the Arizona D'backs over the Texas Rangers in what promises to be a very good game.

Trevor Cahill takes the mound for Arizona, and since he's moved from Oakland to Arizona, he's been a very good arm and enjoys playing against the National League bats.

But what stands out to me is how well he pitched against the Rangers during his days in Oakland.

Cahill owns a career 9-4 overall record vs. Texas with a 2.78 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, including 3-0 in his last four starts with a 1.89 ERA.

While some will mention his struggles at home this year... er, his offense's struggles when he pitches at home. Cahill's home ERA isn't bad, but the team is only supplying him between 3 and 4 runs of support per game.

As for Yu Darvish, well, there's not much to say. He's been as good as most American League pitchers this year, but he's 0-2 in his last two interleague starts.

3* ARIZONA

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Monday free play winner on the Cardinals over the Royals.

Not much to think about here, as Kansas is reeling right now, losers of 5 straight and 9 of their last 10. The Royals numbers in this interleague series against their neighbor from the Gateway City do not look much better, as the Redbirds have won 16 of the past 23 series meetings, including 5 in a row and 11 of the last 14 played at Kaufmann Stadium.

The Cardinals come into town winners of 18 of their last 24, and they do have Adam Wainwright and his 6-3 trotting out to the hill. Wainwright is a positive 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA the last 5 times he has started against the Royals.

James Shields will counter for the struggling Royals, and while Shields does own a solid 2.47 ERA for the year, his mark is only 2-5.

Kansas City's woes continue against St. Louis in the series opener.

Take the Cardinals as the road favorite here.

5* ST. LOUIS

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The Braves and Blue Jays a two-game Interleague series in Toronto Monday evening before moving down to Atlanta for two more game on Wednesday when Tim Hudson matches serves with Mark Buehrle. Hudson takes the mound in solid KW form with 20 strikeouts and 4 walks in his last four starts knowing he is 12-3 in his career team starts against the Blue Jays. With Buehrle 0-3 his last three team starts against Atlanta, look for the Braves to improve to 9-1 the last ten games in this series and 8-2 the last ten games in this park here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on Atlanta.

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Angels vs. Dodgers
Play: Under: 7

CJ Wilson (4-3, 3.39 ERA) gets the call for the visitors; Wilson struck out 10 batters over eight frames of work vs. the Mariners in his team's eventual 7-1 win on Wednesday. He'd give up the single run off six hits with two walks. Wilson for the most part has been extremely solid this year and has not allowed more than three earned runs in any outing since April 9th. The Angels' southpaw will be opposed by the Dodgers' right-handed veteran Zack Greinke (2-1, 3.48 ERA) who is coming off an outing to forget in which he suffered his first lost of the year in his second start since returning from injury by giving up five runs off nine hits with three walks over four frames vs. Milwaukee (his former team) on Tuesday: "Everything was bad, not just command. Just no feel out there, no adjustments to be made. Started out bad. I got out of some jams early but never really got better," Greinke assessed afterwards. Here's a favorable Interleague matchup for the veteran to get back on track as he once again faces a former team. I think the talent level on the mound demands us to take a second look at the "under" in this matchup.

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This game features the 19-30 Cubs at the 24-24 White Sox. Battle of Chicago here as both teams play as hard as they can to win this bitter rivalry. The White Sox have won 4 of 6 games in the series the last four seasons. Cubs have a little extra motivation here to finally take a series from the Sox. The public is pounding the Sox at 76% not sure why as I'll gladly take the better pitcher in this matchup at plus money.

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Houston is 3-24 against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season. Houston is 22-76 against the money line when playing against a good team (Win Pct. 54% to 62%) over the last 3 seasons. Colorado is 15-5 against the money line when the money line is -100 to -150 this season. Colorado is 10-4 against Houston over the last 3 seasons. Lay the number today and take Colorado.

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The Astros are showing value at this price against a Colorado club that's 6-20 in its last 26 interleague games. The Rockies are also 1-9 in their last 10 interleague games as a favorite and 0-6 in their last 6 games as a road favorite of -151 to -200. They are 12-26 in Chacin's last 38 starts, including 1-6 in his last 7 road starts. It's also worth noting that Colorado is 11-29 in its last 40 games in Houston. Houston's Norris has pitched very well at home where he's 3-1 with an ERA of 1.93. He shut down the Rockies when they visited last season, and I like his chances of doing so again. Take the Astros.

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Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals    
Play: Washington Nationals

The Nationals fit a solid system here today that plays on home favorites like Washington that are off a home favored win by 5 or more runs, vs an opponent like Baltimore that comes in off a road favored loss and still scored 5 or more runs in the loss. The Nationals have a nice pitching advantage here with G. Gonzalez. In his last 2 home starts Gonzo has started to catch fire allowing just 2 earned runs in 15 innings. He has won 7 of his last 8 home starts in the month of May allowing just 5 earned runs in 33 solid innings. Today he will oppose J.Hammel who has been vulnerable in his last 2 road starts allowing 10 runs in 10 innings and has an 8.80 era in his last 3 starts. The Nationals have won all 5 games vs A.L. Teams and 6 of 8 as a home favorite in this range. The Orioles have dropped 3 of 4 on Monday. Look for Washington to take game one of this series today.

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The clouds have not yet broken in Seattle just because the Mariners stopped their 8-game losing streak on Sunday when topping the Rangers in 13 innings. That win hardly removes the pressure from manager Eric Wedge or GM Jack Zdurinciek, both rumored to be on the hot seat at Safeco Field. And how comfy can either be when knowing that the best they can offer in the form of a starting pitcher in Monday's matineee vs. San Diego is Aaron Harang, the former Padre who is about to get bumped from the rotation after posting an 8.58 ERA this season, and not much better in recent home starts (6.43 last three as host). San Diego was swinging the bats pretty well the last two days at Chase Field, scoring 15 runs against capable D-backs pitching, and Monday starter Clayton Richard, though roughed up earlier this season, is said to be beyond the intestinal virus that sent him to the DL in early May, performing decently in recent rehab work at AAA Tucson (2.25 ERA last three starts). Can't bypass a chance to buck the slumping Mariners when they are laying any sort of price.

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Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox
Pick: Chicago White Sox

Interleague play is always fun, especially when we get to see rivals like this matchup. It's North against South for the battle of Chicago as the Cubs take on the White Sox. The Cubs rallied from three runs back at Cincinnati on Sunday to win in extra innings, 5-4. The win snapped a six game losing streak for the Cubbies. Meanwhile, the South-siders finished their sweep of visiting NL club, Miami. It was the clubs fifth win in their last six games. The Cubs will send Jeff Samardzija to the hill with a 2-6 record and 3.25 ERA. Jose Quintana will toe the rubber for the Sox, with a 3-1 record and 3.48 ERA. The Sox swept the Cubs at home last year, outscoring them 16-6. Despite Sunday's improbable win, the Cubs are still not playing well. Meanwhile, the Sox are looking good and I won't be surprised at all by another sweep at home here by the Sox.

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There's a potential pitching duel on tap tonight at Chavez Ravine as they Angels and Dodgers get the latest edition of the Freeway Series underway. CJ Wilson has gotten his act together of late for the Halos, and the Dodgers are thrilled to have Zack Greinke back in action following his stint on the DL.
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History buffs will be looking at the road team tonight. The Angels have had much the best of the Dodgers recently, winning 13 of the last 18 meetings, and the Halos are also a robust 10-3 when wearing the road jerseys.
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Greinke has a poor record against the Angels, standing just 1-4 lifetime. But as I've mentioned many times before, the more important historical numbers are pitcher vs. batter rather than pitcher vs. team, for reasons that should be fairly obvious. As far as that goes, Wilson and Greinke have nearly identical stats against the probable starters they will face tonight. The season stats for these two pitchers are also a virtual wash. I don't see any edge either way on that count.
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The team data is far more definitive. The Angels are on fire, riding by far their longest winning streak of the season right now. Mike Trout has gotten extremely hot and he's clearly the rare individual who has the ability to carry an entire team when he's sizzling to this extent. The Dodgers continue to have a multitude of problems, and they're looking like teams often look when there's a likely lame duck coach or manager running the show.
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It looks to me like the guys who post the betting lines got this one right, making the Angels a small favorite, even against the likes of Greinke. With far less concern about Wilson now than I had a few weeks ago, I'll look for the Angels to keep their run intact with the series opening win.

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I hesitated to take the Orioles after blowing that late lead yesterday, but at this price with Washington not likely to have Harper or Espinosa, I'll take my chances. Baltimore has hit .301 over the last week with a whopping 17 dingers, so they should simply be able to outscore the Nationals here. Yes, Gio Gonzalez is a fine pitcher, but he's thrown over 115 pitches in each of his last two outings, and although Baltimore's pen was murdered yesterday, the Nationals bullpen sports a 7.64 ERA over the last week, and over that time Washington is only hitting .243 with 3 dingers. The Orioles are over .500 on the road, and right at .500 against LHP, and they are third in baseball with 20 jacks against LHP. I am willing to bet that Gio gives it up, and without Harper or Espinosa Washington can't keep up. LaRoche has been hitting lately, but Hammel has owned him. This game being in such close proximity to Baltimore, I almost expect there to be nearly as many Orioles fans, if not more, than Washington fans. I do think this game does go over, and if it drops to 7 I may play that as well.

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The Orioles are bad and the Nationals are good. That seems to be the perception of these two teams.
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Washington has an outstanding pitching staff, but the Orioles have a better record even after blowing a three-run ninth inning lead to Toronto on Sunday. In fact, if you discount the Nationals' games against the horrendous Marlins they would be an under .500 team.
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Does home field and a starting pitching edge make the Nationals this big of a favorite? I say not.
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Baltimore is just 40 miles from Washington D.C. The Orioles have experience playing on this field and have been one of the better road teams going 16-11. They are 8-1 the last nine times they've played a foe with a winning mark on the road.
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Orioles starter Jason Hammel has been far more effective on the road this season and is 5-0 with a 3.30 ERA in seven career matchups against the Nationals. Baltimore is 6-0 in Hammel's past six road starts.
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Gio Gonzalez is the better pitcher and he's in good form. However, he has a 4.85 ERA during his last two starts against Baltimore, which occurred two years ago when he was with Oakland.
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The Orioles have a far more explosive offense than Washington. The Orioles rank first in homers with 69 and are No. 1 in slugging percentage at .460. The Nationals are 28th in runs scored and batting average.
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Bryce Harper spearheads Washington's attack and he's not likely to play after aggravating his sore left knee on Sunday. The Nationals already are down outfielder Jayson Werth.

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Chicago White Sox -116

The Cubs' Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 3.25 ERA) has gone 0-3 with a 7.71 ERA in three career interleague starts, including a 3-2 loss to the White Sox on May 18, 2012 in which he gave up three runs in 7 1-3 innings. The right-hander has posted a 4.40 ERA and received seven runs of support in losing his last five road outings.

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Now, as for the Athletics, they're playing better baseball than the Giants, and I like what I've been seeing from Oakland's hitters. The team's confidence is at a season-high right now, and I'm confident its surge will continue.

I know the Giants have owned the series, winning 17 of the last 26 meetings, but with this one taking place in Oakland, it's going to be hard for the defending World Series champs to overcome the Athletics' momentum.

The next four days are the only meetings between the two, and in this year's format, the first two are in Oakland and the last two in Frisco.

The A's are going to want this game a big more.

2* OAKLAND

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Coming off the heels of a frustrating loss to the Red Sox, in which closer Chris Perez left with an injury, the Indians head to Cincinnati to play the first of four straight against the Reds. Ubaldo Jimenez will take on Mike Leake in a pitching matchup that could see a lot of runs. Jimenez reverted back to the pitcher we all know him as in his last start against the Tigers and the Reds are no picnic either. Jimenez has allowed 32 home runs over the last two seasons and pitching during the day at Great American Small Park in Cincinnati will not do him any favors. Jimenez has thrown a lot of pitches over the middle of the plate this season and a power-heavy Reds lineup will take advantage. Jimenez has struggled to work deep into games and the Indians will be without Chris Perez and are very reluctant to use setup man Vinnie Pestano, who is dealing with an elbow injury. That leaves the Indians minus their two best relievers and the bullpen is not very deep beyond them.
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Mike Leake sports a career ERA of 4.53 at Great American Ball Park. A lower than normal home run rate and a LOB% well above league average is helping Leake this season. Leake has not faced very many good lineups this season and the Indians have one of the best and most productive lineups in baseball. If the Indians have one flaw, it's that they swing and miss a lot, but very few people are swinging and missing against Leake. Opposing hitters have made contact with over 90% of the pitches in the strike zone that they have swung at and he has an unsustainably low line drive rate based on how much contact hitters are making.
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This game has all the makings of a slugfest, especially during the day in Cincinnati, where the ball carries well.

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Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red SoxSERVlCE PLAYS VlSlT THESPREAD.COM
Prediction: Philadelphia PhilliesFOR FREE SERVlCE PLAYS VlSlT THESPREAD.COM
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The simulator shows a high probability that Philadelphia will win this game. This is the beginning of a four game series between these two teams with the first two taking place at Fenway and the last two at Citizen?s Bank Park. Phils will start Tyler Cloyd, who is one of their top prospects in the farm system and one of the best in all MLB farm systems.He was set to go up against Clay Buchholz, but he has been scratched. Alfredo Accedes will make the start and has not started since April 23 when he gave up 8 ER and seven hits in a 3 ⅓ innings in a 13-0 loss to Oakland. He has made just one relief appearance since, so I feel that he will struggle to even get through four innings of this game. Cloyd will not be effected by the moment. If anything, pitching in that stadium can only make his start that much better. He has made two starts since being called up Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the injured Roy Halladay and has posed a 2.70 ERA with a 1.125 WHIP. Take the Philadelphia Phillies.

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