Following a relatively quiet Thursday in the major leagues, action picks up with a full slate of games Friday. There are a number of pitchers taking the hill who have been hot under picks in their most recent starts. Here is a look at three of them.
A.J. Burnett, Pittsburgh Pirates (3-4, 2.57 ERA)
The under is 4-0 in Burnett's last four starts and is 8-2 in his 10 starts this season. The Bucs ace barely gets any run support at all this year as the offense provides him with just 2.60 runs per game.
Burnett gets the ball against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday.
Eric Stults, San Diego Padres (4-3, 4.05 ERA)
The under is 4-0 in the lefty's previous four starts and is 5-1 in his last six. Stults has allowed just seven earned runs in his last four outings. That's good enough for a sparkling 2.39 ERA in that stretch.
The Padres are on the road to face the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday.
Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles (3-2, 3.52 ERA)
Tillman has also been pitching well with the under going 4-0 in his last four starts. The O's supply Tillman with the 10th lowest run support total in the American League with just 3.56 runs per start.
Tillman and the Orioles are in Toronto to face the Blue Jays Friday.