Wednesday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Sep 17, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Wednesday's American League games:

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox (-132, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Twins left-hander Scott Diamond is 0-5 in eight starts since beating the White Sox back on June 20.

Hot batting stat: White Sox slugger Adam Dunn has two home runs and four RBIs in 14 career at-bats against diamond.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The White Sox are 2-9 in right-hander John Danks' last 11 starts.

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics (-157, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin was won four consecutive starts, racking up 28 strikeouts over 32 innings in that span.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles OF Josh Hamilton is 5-for-10 lifetime against Griffin.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-1 in umpire Paul Emmel's last eight games behind home plate against Oakland.

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays (-116, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes has gone 12 appearances without a victory, a stretch that includes a 5-2 loss to Toronto on Aug. 26.

Cold batting stat: Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia has just one hit in 14 at-bats and has struck out seven times against Hughes.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: New York is just 1-11 in Hughes' last 12 Wednesday starts.

Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers (-177, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is 7-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 15 road starts this season.

Cold batting stat: Seattle OF Raul Ibanez is 3-for-29 with two RBIs in his career against Tigers ace Justin Verlander.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 9-2-2 in Iwakuma's last 13 starts against teams with winning records.

Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox (-154, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy is 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA in eight starts since joining Boston in a trade with the Chicago White Six.

Cold batting stat: Orioles SS J.J. Hardy has just one hit and four strikeouts in 14 career at-bats against Peavy.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Boston is 10-1 in its last 11 games against a left-handed starter.

Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays (-141, 7.5)


Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Chris Archer is coming off one of his best outings of the season, throwing six shutout innings with seven strikeouts in a 3-0 victory over Minnesota.

Hot batting stat: Tampa Bay 3B Evan Longoria has been red-hot when facing Texas starter Derek Holland, going 9-for-24 with three home runs and eight RBIs against him.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note: The under is 9-2 in Archer's last 11 starts against teams with winning records.

Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals (-133, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Royals left-hander Bruce Chen stymied the Indians in their last encounter July 12, limiting them to one hit over six scoreless innings but settling for a no-decision in a 3-0 loss.

Hot batting stat: Indians OF Michael Brantley is hitting a sizzling .529 in 17 at-bats against Chen, including a 2-for-4 performance back on April 28.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1-1 in Chen's last eight home starts.

Interleague

Cincinnati Reds at Houston Astros (+134, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Astros righty Brad Peacock has won back-to-back starts, surrendering just three runs while striking out 13 over 13 innings in that span.

Hot batting stat: Entering Tuesday, Reds OF Jay Bruce needs one home run to reach 30 for the third season in a row and is four RBIs shy of matching his career high of 99 set last season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Cincinnati is 9-1 in its last 10 games with umpire Tim McClelland behind home plate.

** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 6:35 p.m. ET Tuesday.
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