Three Friday starters with a 13-1 over record
Here's a look at three starters on Friday who take a combined 13-1 over record - and some great run support - to the mound:
Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds (1-1, 4.34 ERA, 5-0 O/U)
If you take out Leake's only great start this season, seven scoreless innings against the Phillies, his ERA is 5.73 in his other four games. The Reds' bats have also provided an average of 6.0 runs of support with Leake pitching, up from the team's season average of 4.4 runs a game. Felix Doubront, Boston Red Sox (3-0, 4.24 ERA, 4-0 O/U)
The Red Sox have the second-best offense in baseball, scoring 5.37 runs per game. They're even better with Doubront on the mound, giving the lefty an average of 7.75 runs of support in his four starts. In three of his games, the bullpen has given up at least one run after Doubront left the hill. Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals (3-0, 3.06 ERA, 4-1 O/U)
Guthrie has been stellar for Kansas City, and the offense have been just as good. In his four starts that have gone over, the Royals have scored an average of 6.0 runs, better than the team's mark of 4.52 runs per game.