Tuesday's American League betting cheat sheet

Aug 19, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Tuesday's American League games:

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees (Game 1) (-200)

Cold pitching stat: Blue Jays right-hander Esmil Rogers hasn't won in his last 10 starts and has surrendered seven or more runs four times in that span.

Hot batting stat: Toronto RF Jose Bautista has belted 18 home runs in 207 at-bats against the Yankees over his career.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Yankees are 9-2 in right-hander Ivan Nova's last 11 starts on five days' rest.


Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees (Game 2) (-192)

Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle has been the hottest pitcher on the staff, winning five straight decisions while surrendering just eight runs over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Yankees 2B Robinson Cano is a .348 hitter with three home runs and 10 RBIs in just 23 at-bats against Buehrle.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Toronto has won its last four doubleheader finales.


Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles (-115, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Alex Cobb hasn't lost since April 30 in Kansas City, and has surrendered more than three earned runs in a start just once since then.

Cold batting stat: Orioles OF Nick Markakis hasn't homered since June 24, a span of 47 games and 200 at-bats.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 19-6-1 in Baltimore's last 26 Tuesday games.


Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers (-208, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey is winless over his last seven starts and is 1-3 with a 5.57 ERA in 21 career innings against the Tigers.

Cold batting stat: Minnesota 1B Justin Morneau has struck out 105 times in 503 career at-bats against Detroit, easily his highest whiff total against any major-league team.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s under sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings in Detroit.


Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (-303, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Astros rookie right-hander Jared Cosart is off to a sizzling start to his major-league career, surrendering just six earned runs over his first 39 innings.

Cold batting stat: Houston is hitting just .248 against left-handed pitching in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 6-1-1 in the last eight Tuesday games in Houston.


Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals (-170, 8)

Cold pitching stat:
White Sox left-hander John Danks has gone winless over his last eight outings and is 0-6 with a 5.13 ERA in eight road starts.

Hot batting stat:
Royals 1B Eric Hosmer is hitting .315 over his last 71 games after failing to crack .270 in either of the first two months of the season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
Kansas City is 2-9 in its last 11 home games against a team with a road winning percentage lower than .400.


Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (-192, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray had the best performance of his young career last time out, surrendering just four hits over eight scoreless innings in a win over Houston.

Cold batting stat: Oakland OF Yoenis Cespedes is just 1-for-7 in his career against Seattle left-hander Joe Saunders.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 4-1-2 in Saunders' last seven starts


Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels (-145, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson has won his last five decisions, including a 5 1/3-inning stint earlier this month.in which he surrendered just two runs in a win over Cleveland.

Cold batting stat: Indians 2B Jason Kipnis has homered just twice in 109 at-bats since the All-Star break after going deep 13 times in the first half.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Angels have won 12 of their last 15 games against American League Central opponents.


** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 11:52 p.m. ET.
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