Sunday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Sep 7, 2013 |
Sunday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet
Bud Norris is 4-1 since joining the Baltimore Orioles.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Bud Norris is 4-1 since joining the Baltimore Orioles.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's American League games:

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (-108, 8)


Cold pitching stat: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is 0-3 over his last four starts, surrendering 23 runs over 23 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: New York OF Vernon Wells has just seven hits in 41 at-bats lifetime against Boston left-hander Jon Lester.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-2 in Kuroda's last eight starts against Boston.


Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles (-190, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Orioles right-hander Bud Norris is 4-1 in seven starts and one relief appearance since joining Baltimore in a trade with the Houston Astros.

Hot batting stat: Baltimore C Matt Wieters was the hero in Saturday's 4-3 victory, singling home a pair of runs in the bottom of the 10th innings.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings.


Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins (-108, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Twins right-hander Andrew Albers is winless in his last four starts, allowing 18 runs in 21 1/3 innings over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Minnesota C Ryan Doumit is 3-for-9 in his career against Toronto starter Esmil Rogers.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: Toronto is 0-5 in Rogers' last five outings following a quality start in his previous appearance.


Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (+111, 8.5)


Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Doug Fister was at his best in his previous encounter, limiting Boston to four hits and four walks over seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win.

Hot batting stat: Detroit 3B Miguel Cabrera has dominated Royals starter Bruce Chen, going 15-for-34 with five home runs, 11 RBIs and nine walks against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: Detroit is 60-28 in its last 88 Sunday games.


Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels (-113, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Angels left-hander Jason Vargas was roughed up in his previous outing, allowing five runs on 10 hits over four innings in a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Cold batting stat: Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre has just three hits in 24 at-bats against Vargas.

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

Key betting note: The under is 16-4-1 in the Rangers' last 21 Sunday games.


Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics (-270, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Athletics right-hander Bartolo Colon is winless in his last five starts, including a loss to Houston on Aug. 13 in which he surrendered five runs on seven hits over four innings.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Oakland roster are hitting a combined 3-for-26 against Astros starter Paul Clemens.

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

Key betting note: Oakland is 12-3 in Colon's last 15 starts against teams with losing records.


Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners (+133, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Matt Moore is 7-0 with a 2.03 ERA and just two home runs allowed over his previous eight starts.

Hot batting stat: Tampa Bay 2B Ben Zobrist is 3-for-4 with a pair of homers in his career against Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez.

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

Key betting note: Tampa Bay is 11-2 in Moore's last 13 road starts.


Interleague

New York Mets at Cleveland Indians (-225, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA in six career starts against the Indians.

Hot batting stat: Cleveland OF Jason Kubel has seven hits in 13 at-bats versus Matsuzaka.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 14 mph.

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


** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 8:50 p.m. ET Saturday.

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