Friday's American League betting notes and tips

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Friday's American League games:

Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians (-149, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Indians starter Corey Kluber snapped out of a funk in his last turn, limiting Detroit to two runs and matching a season high with 10 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

Cold batting stat: Indians 1B Mark Reynolds is 2-for-28 with 14 strikeouts in July.

Weather: Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. Wind will blow in from right field at 12 mph.

Key betting stat: The over is 36-15-2 in the last 53 meetings.


Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (-145, 9)


Hot pitching stat:
Jays starter Mark Buehrle is coming off one of his best starts of the season, as he held the Minnesota Twins to six hits in seven scoreless innings last Friday.

Cold batting stat: Jays slugger Jose Bautista is 2-for-19 with one RBI in his last five games.

Weather: There is a 50 percent chance of rain in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the low-80s and wind will blow in from right field at 11 mph.

Key betting stat: The Blue Jays are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Baltimore.


Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees (-182, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Yanks starter Hiroki Kuroda has been strong at home, logging a 5-2 record and 1.89 ERA in nine starts.

Hot batting stat: Twins 1B Justin Morneau is 3-for-3 with two homers against Kuroda.

Weather: A 50 percent chance of rain is in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s and wind will blow in from center field at 11 mph.

Key betting stat:
The Twins are 12-39 in the last 51 meetings in New York.


Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers (-173, 9.5)


Cold pitching stat:
Tigers starter Doug Fister is winless in his last four turns and has been knocked around for six earned runs in three of those outings, including the last two.

Hot batting stat: Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera smashed his 30th home run on Thursday. He has 12 homers in 56 career games against the Rangers.

Weather: Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. Wind will blow from left field to right field at seven mph.

Key betting stat:
The over is 10-3-1 in Fister's last 14 starts versus a team with a winning record.


Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays (-300 7.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Rays ace David Price has been outstanding since returning from a strained left triceps, yielding one run over 16 innings in two victories.

Hot batting stat: Rays CF Desmond Jennings was 8-for-18 in the recent series versus Houston from July 1 to July 4.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting stat: The Rays are 10-1 in their last 11 games as a home favorite.


Boston Red Sox at Oakland A's (-111, 7.5)


Hot pitching stat: A's starter Jarrod Parker has not lost since May 22 and has not allowed more than three runs in an outing since May 6.

Hot batting stat: Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury has hit safely in 19 straight games and is batting .413 during the streak.

Weather: Sunny skies and temperatures in the low-60s. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting stat: The Red Sox are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings.


Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners (+107, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Halos starter Jerome Williams has been crushed in his last two starts, allowing a combined 12 runs (11 earned) in 4 2/3 innings against St. Louis and Boston.

Hot batting stat:
Seattle 3B Kyle Seager has hit in 11 straight games. His homer Thursday gave the team at least one blast in its 19th straight contest, tying a club record set Sept. 11-27, 1999.

Weather: Sunny skies and temperatures in the low-70s. Wind will blow from left field to right field at five mph.

Key betting stat: The over is 4-1 in Williams' last 5 starts vs. Mariners.

* Weather, odds, probable starters as of 3:23 p.m. ET

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