Monday's American League betting cheat sheet and tips

Jul 28, 2013 |
The A's are 11-2 in A.J. Griffin's last 13 starts as a home fave.
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The A's are 11-2 in A.J. Griffin's last 13 starts as a home fave.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Monday's American League games:

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (+107, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Rays ace David Price is 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA in his five starts since returning from the DL. He has three complete games in that span.

Cold batting stat: Sox DH David Ortiz is 7-for-31 (.226) with no homers and seven strikeouts in his career versus the lefty Price.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph

Key betting note: The under is 7-0 in the last seven meetings.


Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers (-125, 8)


Hot pitching stat:
Rangers starter Matt Garza went 7 1/3 strong innings while giving up one run (unearned) on five hits in a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankees in his Rangers debut on July 24.

Hot batting stat: Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is 23-for-62 (.371) with four doubles, two homers and five RBIs in his career versus Angels starter Jered Weaver.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings in Texas.


Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians (-164, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Indians starter Zach McAllister is 0-3 with a 6.14 over his last three starts.

Cold batting stat: White Sox OF Alex Rios is 4-for-31 (.129) this season versus the Indians. It is his lowest batting average against any American League club.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies and 10 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 9-0-3 in Sox SP John Danks' last 12 starts versus the American League Central.


Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland A's (-157, 7.5)


Cold pitching stat:
A's starter A.J. Griffin has given up five homers in his last two starts (11 1/3 innings). He is 1-1 with a 5.56 ERA over those two starts. Griffin has given up eight dingers in his five July starts.

Hot batting stat: Jays OF Colby Rasmus continued his scorching-hot July with the game-winning RBI in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Rasmus is hitting .375 with 11 doubles, three homers and 13 RBIs in the month.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-50s with mostly sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 11 mph.

Key betting note:
The Athletics are 11-2 in Griffin's last 13 starts as a home favorite.


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** Odds, probable starting pitchers and weather forecasts as of 12:46 p.m. ET.
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