Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's American League games:
Oakland Athletics at Minnesota Twins (+147, 8.5)
Cold pitching stat: Twins left-hander Scott Diamond was tagged for seven runs over three innings in his last start against Kansas City, dropping him to 0-4 over his previous seven outings.
Hot batting stat: Minnesota OF Josh Willingham has two home runs in three career at-bats against Athletics starter A.J. Griffin.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 11 mph.
Key betting note: The Twins are 1-11 in Diamond's last 12 starts against teams with winning records.
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles (-165, 9)
Cold pitching stat: Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is 3-4 with a 4.72 ERA in 10 starts since the All-Star break.
Hot batting stat: Members of the Yankees roster have six home runs in 104 combined at-bats against Chen.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 45 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: The under is 8-1 in Chen's last nine home starts.
Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays (-102, 9)
Hot pitching stat: Angels right-hander Garrett Richards has surrendered just two earned runs over 12 combined innings in back-to-back victories over the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays.
Hot batting stat: Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is 3-for-8 with a homer in his career against Richards.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-50s with a 30 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow in from left field at 15 mph.
Key betting note: The Angels are 11-1 in their last 12 Thursday games.
Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays (+110, 8)
Cold pitching stat: Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy is 4-5 with a 5.14 ERA in 12 road starts in 2013.
Hot batting stat: Boston DH David Ortiz is a career .364 hitter with two home runs in 22 at-bats against Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson.
Key betting note: Tampa Bay is 7-1 in Hellickson's last eight home starts against teams with winning records.
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox (+120, 8.5)
Cold pitching stat: White Sox right-hander John Danks has dropped back-to-back starts, surrendering 10 runs over 10 1/3 innings in that span.
Cold batting stat: Cleveland OF Michael Brantley has just two singles in 12 career at-bats against Danks.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 13 mph.
Key betting note: The Indians have won the last eight head-to-head meetings.
** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable starters as of 4:40 p.m. ET Wednesday.