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Tigers vs Angels
Pick : Under 8.5

This could be a relatively low scoring affair despite the recent troubles of southpaws Drew Smyly of the Detroit Tigers and Tyler Skaggs of the Los Angeles Angels. Smyly had a rough patch allowing 13 runs in 14.1 innings over three starts, but he recovered last out allowing just one run and four hits in seven innings vs. Cleveland. He is facing an Angles’ lineup that has slumped to .207 vs. lefties the last 10 games, averaging a putrid 2.25 runs per game against them in that time. Skaggs has allowed 11 runs in 11.2 innings his last two starts, but he still has a very good ratio of 74 strikeouts vs. 27 walks and he has allowed only eight homers in 16 starts, leading to a 3.59 FIP, and this will be his first ever appearance vs. Detroit. The ‘under’ is 16-5 in the Tigers’ last 21 road games vs. left-handed starters.

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Tony Stoffo

Red Sox vs. Rays
Play: Under 6.5

Free Play - Boston at Tampa Bay Red Sox LH Jon Lester (10-7, 2.50 ERA) vs. Rays LH David Price (10-7, 3.06) Top pitching match-up for Friday goes here with Jon Lester matching up against David Price. With the way both of these studs have pitched as of late sure makes for a solid release on the under in this spot tonight between the Red Sox and Rays. Jon Lester in his last 3 starts has a 0.29 ERA with a 0.78 WHIP David Price in his last 3 starts has a 1.09 ERA with a 0.81 WHIP. Under is 4-0 in Lester'slast 4 starts vs. a team with a losing record. Under is 4-0 in Prices last 4 home starts.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants    
Play: San Francisco Giants +119 

The Dodgers went into the All-Star break with a one game lead in the National League West but they have lost two of three games in their first two series after the break and are now a game and a half behind the Giants. They remain solid on the road but they have gone 2-6 in their last eight road games against teams with a winning record. They turn to Zack Greinke who is having another great season with a 2.90 ERA and 1.21 WHIP and while his team has been solid for him at home with a 6-2 record, the Dodgers are just 5-7 in his 12 road starts and it has been worse of late as they are 1-6 in Greinke's last seven road starts. He has dominated San Francisco since coming to Los Angeles with three quality gems but all of those games were at home. The Giants went 5-2 on their roadtrip to open the second half of the season and have gotten back on top in the division. While the home success has not been as strong, the Giants are 27-9 in their last 36 home games following a road trip of seven or more days. San Francisco gives the ball to Tim Lincecum and after two poor seasons in 2012 and 2013, he is back to pitching solid. He has a 3.65 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 20 starts including a 2.54 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 12 home starts with the Giants going 9-3 in those games. Since his no hitter on June 25th, he has strung together five quality starts while posting an outstanding 0.96 ERA over 37.1 innings. San Francisco has won seven of his last eight starts against the Dodgers and the Giants are 6-1 in Lincecum's last seven home starts against teams with a winning record.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies    
Play: Pittsburgh Pirates -119

The Pirates are quietly climbing the ranks and they’re one of the hottest teams in the league with a 5-1 record following the All-Star Break. 25 runs in 4 games and 15-2 in 17 recent games when scoring more than 3 runs has them in a great spot to grab another W in the most hitter friendly park in the league.

The Rockies sport the worst team ERA at 5.06. They’ve lost 7 of 8 and they send out Brett Anderson who hasn’t won a game this season. At 0-3, 4.00ERA he will be in a tough spot at home where he’s appeared twice and given up 11 runs in 11 innings. He had a good game on Saturday against Pittsburgh but could not get the win over one of the toughest blue collar team in the league.

The Pirates have won 5 of 6 and they swept the Rockies last weekend by only allowing them 7 runs in 3 games. They’ve got 18 runs off 21 hits in 2 games and they enter a park that will give them the best opportunity to continue hitting hard. The Pirates are 4-0 when Morton goes up against the NL west. Charlie Morton has given up 2 runs or less in 2 out of 3 games and he’s 1-0 with a 2.77ERA in his last 4 start.

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Nick Parsons

Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds    
Play: Washington Nationals -116

The good news for Cincinnati is that they are 7-2 in their L9 home games. The bad news is that they are off an 0-6 road trip and have completely stopped hitting. The Reds are hitting just .195 in their L7 and plating just 2.6 runs-per game. Alfredo is their best starter but it won't make a difference without run support. The Nats are 6-2 in their L8 and throw the underrated Tanner Roark who is 6-2 with a 2.45 ERA in his L8 starts. Simon beat Roark 2-1 back on May 21st. The Nat righty returns the favor here. Take Washington.

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Sam Martin

Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners
Prediction: Baltimore Orioles

Orioles are a big underdog tonight going up against King Felix, but Hernandez has not fared well against Baltimore in his career and the way Baltimore has been playing of late we are getting tremendous line value on the visiting underdog at this price. As of this writing, the O's are getting back a pretty +175 payday and we'll bite.

King Felix owns a losing 7-8 team start record in his career vs. Baltimore and has a perfect 0-4 TSR in his last four meetings - all of which saw Seattle as the favorite. O's hurler Kevin Gausman hasn't been all that bad and has allowed either 1 or 0 earned runs in five of his last seven starts overall. Well worth the risk at this payout!

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Will Rogers

Tigers vs. Angels
Pick: Over

Yesterday saw the Tigers win Game 1 of this series versus Los Angeles by a score of 6-4. Detroit has the best road record in the major leagues, and with both teams boasting heavy hitting lineups, we should be in for another slugfest.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Pitching - Tyler Skaggs (5-5, 4.65 ERA) is on the mound for the Angels, and he's been hit hard in his last two outings, where he has surrendered 11 runs on 15 hits over 11 2/3 innings. He has really struggled at Angel Stadium of Anaheim this season going 1-2 in eight starts with a 5.69 ERA over 49 innings. The Tigers counter with Drew Smyly (6-8, 3.80 ERA) who has won his last two games.

2. The Tigers production on the road - They do not only have the best away record of 31-17, they are producing a massive amount of runs. The have tallied 26 runs in their last four games away from Detroit.

3. X-factor - Skaggs has seen the total go over in seven of his last eight starts at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.

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Detroit vs. Los Angeles
Pick: Los Angeles -120

The Los Angeles Angels have finally hit their stride after under-achieving for the past two seasons. This game features the Tigers worst option on the mound in Drew Smyly, who has struggled to a 6-8 record on the season, and his only appearance this season against Los Angeles did not end well as he lasted just three innings and allowed four runs on six hits. The Tigers have not seen Tyler Skaggs, which generally favors the pitcher. Detroit has also fared poorly when Smyly takes to the mound on regular four days rest where they are 0-4 in his last four, as he appears to do better as a spot starter. The Angels have whipped up on this type of pitching as they are 36-15 in their last 51 against a starter with a WHIP of greater than 1.30. This has been a house of horrors over the years for Detroit as they are just 14-38 in their last 52 here. Make the play on Los Angeles.

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SPORTS WAGERS

Winnipeg +8 over B.C. LIONS

Depending on where you shop, there are several different lines for this game. SIA has BC -9 +100, Pinnacle has them -8½ +102, Betfair has them -7½ -125 and Bet365 has them posted at -8 -110. When the sportsbooks aren’t all on the same page, it’s usually a good sign for the dog and in this case we’ll play Winnipeg at Bet365 taking back 8 points. You might want to wait until game time because eight will always been available and by waiting you may see +8½.

This number is actually a gross overreaction to last week in which B.C. woke up and throttled Montreal 41-5 while the Bombers were whacked at home, 26-3 by Edmonton. Had this game been scheduled last week instead of this week, the Lions would’ve likely been about a 4½-point favorite and we say that with conviction because B.C. opened as a 6½-point favorite in that game against a Montreal team that can’t move five yards. Surely the Bombers are superior to the Als, thus, if B.C. opened as a 6½-point favorite over Montreal, how can they open as an 8-point choice over the Bombers. We repeat, this number is an overreaction/under-reaction to last week’s results, which sets up this “buy-low, sell-high” opportunity. We could break down the numbers to support the Bombers as well.

Drew Willy has thrown for almost 200 more yards than Kevin Glenn and Willy’s passer rating is a significant 12 points higher. Glenn has also thrown six picks, which is double the total of Willy. Take away last week’s game against Montreal in which the Lions outgained the Als by almost 400 yards (373) and B.C. would rank in the bottom three in every single key offensive category. The Bombers have just one loss, it was an ugly one but they had been scoring an average of 36 points per game prior. No question the Lions are gaining steam and their defense is much better than the Bombers but we can’t endorse an inflated favorite. Furthermore, teams’ often bounce back from a lame performance and that applies here for the Bombers. Reports are that the Winnipeg had an outstanding week of practice and they’re mentally ready for this one. Winnipeg has also had two extra days to prepare. Lastly, every player in this day and age is very aware of the point-spread. One Winnipeg player even tweeted out that he was rather shocked at the disrespect. That’s another motivating factor for the Blue Bombers. An Inflated number with two extra days to prepare with the superior QB prompts us to take the points.

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N.Y. Mets +126 over MILWAUKEE (1st 5 innings)

Only Yovani Gallardo’s curve ball rates above-average by both grounders and whiffs. The sinker gets 55% grounders, so that’s good, but no whiffs (3.7%). The same goes for his four-seamer (45% and 3.4% respectively). The change gets ground balls (58%) but no whiffs (7.4%, 15% is average). That’s how a pitcher reworks his arsenal to work after losing his stuff and that’s precisely what has happened to Gallardo. This is basically a guy with one good pitch and at this level you need more for consistent success. Now that the league has caught up to the “new” Gallardo, trouble is brewing. Milwaukee has lost his last four starts in which Gallardo has allowed 34 hits in 23.1 innings. His swinging strike rate has decreased every month and is now at just 6% since the beginning of May. Over his last five starts, Gallardo has a WHIP of 1.47, an ERA of 5.33 and an alarming HR/F of 13%. Yovani Gallardo has become one of the most hittable pitchers in the game and even a mild rebound would only make him average.

Meanwhile, Zach Wheeler is coming on big time. He’s allowed just one run in each of his last four games while pitching into the seventh inning in three of them and six full in the other. That makes him a nice value play in five innings. Over his last 27 innings, Wheeler has struck out 25 batters and now has 112 K’s in 114 innings. His 94-mph four-seam fastball velocity is the sixth-highest among qualified NL SP. Wheeler does have a below average 1.36 WHIP but an unlucky 36% hit rate in the first two months is the reason for that elevated WHIP. With a 15% swing and miss rate and 54% groundball rate over his last five starts, Wheeler and the Mets are such a live pooch here in the first five innings and that’s the way we’ll play it.   


Arizona -½ +104 over PHILADELPHIA (1st 5 innings)

These two have identical records at 44-58 but the difference is that the D-Backs are playing well while the Phillies are not. Arizona has won five of its past eight games while the Phillies have two wins in their last nine. The Snakes also have a significant edge on the mound with Wade Miley against Kyle Kendrick. Miley has thrown five gems in his past eight starts. Overall, he’s struck out 125 batters while issuing just 39 walks in 134 innings. He also comes in with a 55% groundball rate and an 11% swing and miss rate since the beginning of June. Miley posted a 2.76 ERA over the past month and has done his best work on the road with a 2.85 ERA, compared to 5.45 at home. The Phillies'.689 OPS against LHP is in the middle of the league but they have hit poorly at home. They are averaging only 3.5 runs per game in Citizens Bank Park, where their .653 home OPS ranks 14th in the NL.

Kendrick has a 4.87 ERA and an xERA of 4.41. Over his last 31 innings covering five starts he has an ERA of 6.89. It's hard to find anything to get excited about in Kendrick's skills. He has improved control but in the process gave back much of his 2012-2013 strikeout rate improvement. Luck has turned against him (66% strand rate) after benefiting from somewhat lucky hit and strand rates the previous two seasons. Kendrick teased us with a couple of decent years and a nice uptick in strikeout rate in 2012. But there's not much upside in this skill set except that he can take the ball every fifth day. In the end, the weak strikeout numbers, middling xERA and his disaster risk all make Kendrick at best an innings eater.


Pittsburgh -½ +109 over COLORADO (1st 5 innings)

Don’t expect lightning to strike twice here. Brett Anderson went into Pittsburgh last week and threw a seven-inning, four-hit, one-run gem against these Pirates. That’s nice but Anderson is a guy that is made of glass (he has spent the equivalent of two years on the disabled list since 2011) and rarely puts together back-to-back strong games. Anderson’s fast ball tops out at 89 MPH. He’s basically a two-pitch pitcher that relies heavily on a slider that sometimes works and sometimes does not. At Coors, he’s allowed 20 hits in 11 innings while walking six batters and striking out five. Anderson has a BAA of .392 at home to go along with a 6.55 ERA and it sure doesn’t help that he’s pitching for a team that has one win in their past eight games.

Charlie Morton is the Rodney Dangerfield of starting pitchers. When healthy he’s been electric for three years running but does not get nearly the same respect as other dominant starters. Morton’s 55% groundball rate has remained consistent throughout his entire career. Over his last five starts covering 33 innings, Morton has struck out 30 batters and walked nine. Last month, his huge surge in strikeouts was supported by his 12% swing and miss rate. Only Clayton Kershaw had a higher strikeout rate than Morton's 11 per nine among pitchers with a 50%+ groundball rate. Yeah, we said Clayton Kershaw. Invest.

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MLB Predictions

St Louis Cardinals-142

This afternoon the Cubbies will host the Cardinals for their 10th meeting of the season. So far the Cardinals hold a 5-4 edge in their meetings. St Louis is 54-47 on the year and 25-24 on the road, but enter today's game losers of three straight. They have won 4 of their last 8 overall though. The Cubs have lost 7 of their last 8 games and are sitting at 41-59 on the year and 21-24 at home. Joe Kelly will take the mound for St Louis and he is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA, .265 BA and 1.30 WHIP over 5 starts this year. He was on the DL and had a rough first start back, but his latest start was 7 innings vs the Dodgers giving up just 4 hits and 1 earned run. Kelly loves playing against the Cubs as he has a career 2.19 ERA, .217 OBA and 1.03 WHIP vs Chicago. He gave up just 1 earned run vs them over 6 innings in his lone start against them this season. Travis Wood will be on the mound for Chicago and he is 7-9 on the season with a 5.12 ERA, .274 OBA and 1.53 WHIP. He pitches much better at home, but in four July starts he has a 7.97 ERA with batters hitting .349 against him. He has had one good and one poor outing vs St Louis this year, but his career ERA vs the Cardinals is 4.99 with a .290 OBA and 1.42 WHIP. Note that the Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 as a road favorite, 14-6 in Kelly's last 20 road starts and 8-3 in his last 11 starts as a favorite. The Cubs are just 3-13 in their last 16 games overall, 1-10 in their last 11 as an underdog, and 7-18 in Wood's last 25 starts as a home underdog. St Louis has won 10 of their last 14 meetings with Chicago and I expect another win this afternoon.


Padres / Braves Under 6.5

Tonight's match up in Atlanta will feature two solid young pitchers. The Padres will have Jesse Hahn on the mound who is having a great start to his MLB career with a 5-2 record, 2.21 ERA, .185 OBA and 1.06 WHIP over his first 7 starts. In three road starts he is 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA, .129 OBA and 0.89 WHIP. The Braves will counter with lefty Alex Wood who is 7-7 on the year with a 3.24 ERA, .243 OBA and 1.16 WHIP. He has been even better at home with a 2.51 ERA, .223 OBA and 1.02 WHIP. Take note that the UNDER is 21-6-3 in the Padres last 30 road games vs a left handed starter, and 34-12-5 in their last 51 vs a left handed starter overall. The UNDER is also 35-16-1 in the Padres last 52 overall and 38-18-3 in their last 59 road games. The UNDER is 7-1 in the Braves last 8 games vs a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15, 13-6-1 in Wood's last 20 starts overall and 5-2 in his last 7 starts as a favorite. These two teams haven't met this year yet but the the UNDER is 4-1 in their last 5 meetings and 21-5-2 in their last 28 meetings in Atlanta. Take the UNDER in what should be a low scoring ball game.


Nationals / Reds Under 7.5

Alfredo Simon figured to be a decent cog in the Reds' rotation this season after injuries have him a chance at the majors. He took the chance and parlayed it into an All-Star start to the season. He's been a bright spot, along with Cueto, in an otherwise disappointing year for the Reds. Not due to their own fault because injuries have ravaged them all over the place. They have now lost six straight games and 2-8 their last 10. The problem is accredited to their offense. Again it is the injuries here. The Reds are without Joey Votto, Brandon Philips, and Zack Cozart is questionable for tonight's game. Cozart isn't as important, but Votto and Philips is the meat of their offense. It certainly has showed, as the Reds have scored only 9 runs in their last five games, 1.8 runs per game. The UNDER went 5-1 their last six. Simon has been strong, though, entering Friday night with a 2.74 ERA, 2.37 in his last three starts. He hasn't allowed more than 2 runs in five starts. The last start he had it rough was when Simon gave up 5 to the Angels ten starts ago on May 27th. Consistency is really the name of the game for Simon, bringing a strong 1.05 WHIP and .276 OBP. Simon will be up against another up and comer, Tanner Roark. Roark has been hot as well, giving up just a run each in his last two starts. He went for a 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and .268 his last three starts. Note the 4.04 away ERA, but however, his WHIP is still low on the road at 1.08. The majority of the runs he's allowed away from home have been home runs, but the Reds have no pop in that lineup to take advantage of it. Also, Roark has allowed only 2 home runs in his past eight starts. His most recent road starts have been impressive: 0 ER Padres, 2 ER Giants, 4 ER Cubs, and 1 ER Phillies. 4 against the Cubs isn't impressive mind you, but that can be a difficult place to pitch when the weather conditions are right. I expect a strong start against a team that has no offense and has hit righties at just a .192 clip in the Reds last ten matchups. Both pitchers should keep the runs to a minimum, so the UNDER 7.5 looks good here.

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Allen Eastman

Pittsburgh -1.5 over Colorado

Colorado is really struggling right now. Troy Tulowitzki and Justin Morneau are both on the disabled list. The Rockies are just 13-38 in their last 51 games and they are just 8-21 at home. Colorado has lost eight of its last nine games as a home underdog, and they are getting creamed. This team is done for the season. The Pirates are really starting to pick things up. They are getting back in the race in the N.L. Central and they won’t give this game away against a weak team. Brett Anderson takes the mound for Colorado. He has only pitched twice this year. He was really good against the Pirates last week on July 19 and only allowed one run in seven innings. I think Pittsburgh will have a lot more luck against him this second time. Charlie Morton gave up two runs in that same game against Anderson. But he has been a lot more consistent. Morton has posted six of eight quality starts. He’s been pretty good on the road. So I will put my money on the Pirates to win and win big.

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Jason Sharpe

St. Louis -125

Right-hander Joe Kelly takes the hill here for the Cardinals. In his five previous starts this season for St, Louis he’s allowed just one or less runs in four of them. He’s backed here by a hot St. Louis squad who’ve fought their way back to near the top of the NL Central. The Cubs counter here with the left-hander Travis Wood in this one. Wood has been awful of late while also seeing his velocity having dropped lower and his strikeouts decrease as well. He posts an ugly ERA of nearly 8.00 in his last four starts.

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Jeff Alexander

San Francisco Giants +119

This Giants are showing value in the home underdog role with two-time Cy Young winner Lincecum on the hill.  The right-hander has been Cy Young-caliber lately with a 0.96 ERA over his last 5 starts.  He's been terrific at home all season, going 6-2 with a 2.54 ERA in 12 starts.  Greinke hasn't been as sharp recently (3.48 ERA L3 starts) and is just 5-5 with a 3.01 ERA in 12 road starts.  The Dodgers have lost 6 of 8 on the road and are 1-6 in Greinke's last 7 road starts.  They are also 4-12 in their last 16 in San Francisco.  The Giants are 6-1 in Lincecum's last 7 home starts, 7-1 in his last 8 starts versus the Dodgers and 4-0 in his last 4 home starts versus the Dodgers.

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Cincinnati Reds +111

The Reds have dropped six straight but all six were on the road.  Look for Cincy to get off the snide tonight at home where it has won seven of nine.  The Reds are in good hands with Simon taking the mound.  They are 14-3 in his last 17 starts, 4-0 in his last four home starts and 5-0 in his last five series-opening starts.  He outdueled Roark in Washington earlier this season.  Roark is having a nice season, but his season ERA (2.91) is higher than Simon's (2.74), his road ERA (4.04) is higher than Simon's home mark (3.12) and his ERA over his last three starts (2.57) is higher than Simon's (2.37).  The Nationals are just 7-15 in their last 22 road games versus a team with a winning record.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. B.C. Lions    
Play: B.C. Lions -8

Winnipeg is a bit inflated at 3-1 thus far and will be facing a BC team looking to defend its home turf. BC is much, much, much better on defense, allowing almost 10 points less per game than the Bombers. They lost their first two games but are coming off a demolition of the Alouettes (41-5) last week. This week’s result won’t be as severe but they should win going away.

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Bruce Marshall

Arizona at Philadelphia
Pick: Over

Bandbox Citizens Bank Park is often mistaken for a launching pad, and the "total" at a mere 7 1/2 runs looks as if it should be cleared tonight by the D-backs and Phils. Especially since Philly starter Kyle Kendrick has a 9.92 ERA in his last three starts and is 1-4 with a 6.99 ERA in his past six and threatens banishment to the bullpen. Advantage to Arizona and starter Wade Miley, but at this price the "total" appears more appealing.

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Cleveland / Kansas City Under 8

Tomlin vs Ventura tonight in KC.  Tomlin is very underrated per our system and is fighting for his spot in the rotation.  He is coming off a terrible performance but that was against the great hitting Tigers.  The Royals are a completely different beast who are worse hitting at home and have been very poor hitting since the break.  Tomlin is significantly better on the road with an ERA south of 3.5.  Ventura is also coming off a terrible performance where he was torched for 6 runs against the Red Sox.  The Indians are not the same team on the road and Ventura should be able to come on strong as he has down well against the Indians this season.  We have two pitchers coming off bad performances who are going to want to prove themselves.  We see this game not hitting 6 today in KC.

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Rob Veno   

Oakland at Texas
Play: Over  9.5

Not so sure A’s RH starter Jason Hammel’s return to the American League will be as good of a thing as the club may have thought it would be. Hammel’s initial start as an AL pitcher versus an AL club (albeit one that knew him) was a disaster as Baltimore lit him up for five runs and six hits in two innings. Hammel needed 58 pitches to get through that pair of innings and despite facing the drastically different Texas lineup tonight, the feeling here is he’ll have difficulties again. Even deeper than the switch back to facing nine hitter AL offenses, the last couple of starts by Hammel hint that a regression is taking place. Combined over his last two outings, he’s posted these numbers: 7 IP / 12 H / 7 ER / 5 BB-5K / 3HR / 22.43 PPI / 2.43 WHIP / 9.00 ERA. Figure Texas to notch 4+ runs tonight even with their novice laden lineup. Oakland on the other hand should have no problem with the Rangers journeyman fill-in starter Jerome Williams. Williams has struggled this year out of the bullpen going 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA for Houston before Texas picked him up on waivers. Oakland destroys average to below average RH pitching and late July in Arlington is a venue tailor made for their productive offense. Number is high at 9.5 but it shouldn’t be all that difficult for these offenses to get this game up and “over” the total.

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Chip Chirimbes

Dodgers at Giants
Play: Dodgers

The Dodgers are hoping to have the return of Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez return to the line-up tonight and boy can they use them. Los Angels has dropped dropped four of six since the All-Star break and seven of 10 meetings with the Giants this season. San Francisco meanwhile has had their own problems when playing as hosts as they are just 6-16 in their last 22 home games while the Dodgers are only 4-12 in the last 16 meetings. But, tonight the difference will be on the mound where Zack Greinke (11-6, 2.90 ERA) has the edge over Tim Lincecum (9-6, 3.65) who is getting the start after appearing in relief on Tuesday.


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