Monday's American League betting notes and tips

Jul 7, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Monday's American League games:

Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles (-110, 8.5)

Hot pitcher: Rangers starter Derek Holland has allowed four earned runs or less in 13 consecutive starts.

Cold pitcher: None.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-80s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting stat: The Rangers are 5-0 in their last five games as a road underdog.

Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians (141, 8.5)

Hot pitcher: Tigers starter Max Scherzer has won 19 of his last 20 decision and will try to become the first pitcher in 27 years to start 14-0.

Cold pitcher: Tigers lefty specialist Phil Coke has a 6.00 ERA and has surrendered three earned runs in his last four innings pitched.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-70s and a 40 percent of thunderstorms. Winds will blow out to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting stat: The Tigers are 7-1 in the last eight meetings.

Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees (-143, 9)

Hot pitcher:Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blew his first save since May 28 Sunday against the Orioles after surrendering a two-run homer to Adam Jones.

Cold pitcher: Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie will be trying to end a dry spell that has seen him go 0-3 in his last four starts and surrender 19 runs over 22 innings in that span.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-70s and a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting stat: The Royals are 6-0 in their last six games following a loss.

Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays (-149, 8.5)

Hot pitcher: Twins LHP Caleb Thielbar has not allowed a run through his first 17 major-league appearances, a club record to start a career.

Cold pitcher: Minnesota has lost seven of its last eight and its pitchers have allowed 53 runs combined during that span.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting stat: The Rays have won eight of their last nine games and have won five straight over the Twins.

Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners (-117, 7)

Hot pitcher: Mariners lefty Oliver Perez has only allowed two earned runs in his past 19 appearances (15 2/3 innings pitched).

Cold pitcher: Red Sox starter Jon Lester has yielded 22 runs over his past five starts and his ERA has ballooned to 4.41 from 3.60 during that span.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-70s and clear skies. Winds will blow in from left field at 7 mph.

Key betting stat: The Red Sox are 7-1 in their last eight Monday games.

INTERLEAGUE

Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox (-118, 8)

Hot pitcher: Cubs starter Matt Garza has been superb over his past four starts, going 3-0 while allowing just four earned runs.

Cold pitcher: White Sox reliever Matt Lindstrom has been touched up for three earned runs over his past three appearances (1 2/3 innings pitched).

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds will blow out from right to left at 9 mph.

Key betting stat: The over is 7-0 in the Cubs' last seven games vs. a team with a losing record.
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