Sunday's American League betting cheat sheet

Aug 24, 2013 |
Jays starter Mark Buehrle tossed a two hitter in his last outing versus the Astros.
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Jays starter Mark Buehrle tossed a two hitter in his last outing versus the Astros.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's American League games:


Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians (-159, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir has registered quality starts in all three meetings with Minnesota in 2013, allowing three earned runs over 19 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: Twins 1B Justin Morneau is hitting .217 in 23 career-at bats against Kazmir, but does have a pair of home runs.

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

Key betting note: Minnesota has won eight of its last 11 home games with umpire James Hoye behind home plate.


Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles (-107, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Orioles right-hander Scott Feldman is 4-6 with a 6.37 ERA in 12 career starts and nine relief appearances against the Athletics.

Cold batting stat: Athletics 2B Alberto Callaspo has one hit in 15 at-bats against Feldman.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Athletics are 7-1 in their last eight Sunday games.


New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays (-151, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rays RH Alex Cobb is 3-1 with a 2.21 ERA in five career starts against the Yankees, highlighted by 8 1/3 sensational innings in an 8-3 win on May 26.

Cold batting stat: Tampa Bay OF Matt Joyce is 3-for-23 with eight strikeouts lifetime against Yankees starter Ivan Nova.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1 in Nova's last eight starts against the Rays.


Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros
(+131, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays LH Mark Buehrle spun a two-hit shutout against the Astros in their previous encounter July 25.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Astros roster are a combined 6-for-45 with zero home runs and zero RBIs against Buehrle.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-80s with a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 12-3-1 in Buehrle's last 16 starts on four days' rest.


Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox (+127, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Texas right-hander Matt Garza has allowed six home runs in six starts since joining the Rangers in a trade with the Cubs.

Hot batting stat: Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler has dominated Chicago starter John Danks, hitting .393 with four home runs in 28 at-bats against him.

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

Key betting note: The White Sox are 0-6 in Danks' last six starts on four days' rest.


Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners (+121, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Angels right-hander Jered Weaver has been pounded in consecutive losses to the Yankees and Indians, coughing up 13 runs on 17 hits in 11 innings over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Angels OFs Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout are a combined 11-for-19 with two homers and six RBIs against Seattle starter Aaron Harang.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 8-1-2 in Weaver's last 11 starts versus the Mariners.


Interleague

Washington Nationals at Kansas City Royals (-130, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Dan Haren is 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA in his last five starts.

Cold batting stat: Royals OF Alex Gordon is 2-for-13 lifetime against Haren.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 5-1-1 in Royals right-hander Ervin Santana's last seven home starts.


** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 1:19 p.m. ET.
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