Monday's American League betting cheat sheet and tips

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


New York Yankees at Texas Rangers (-186, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: The Rangers have lost seven of Yu Darvish's previous 10 starts coming into this game.

Hot batting stat: Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki is 7-for-14 in his career versus Darvish.

Weather:
Temperatures in the high-90s and sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 10-3-1 in the Yankees last 14 versus the American League West.


Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (+115, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Rays starter Matt Moore is 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA in three starts this month.

Hot batting stat: Sox DH David Ortiz is 5-for-10 with a homer and four RBIs in his career versus Moore.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-70s and mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph. There is a 30 percent chance of rain in the forecast.

Key betting note: The under is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings in Boston.


Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox (+112, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Tigers starter Max Scherzer went six innings and gave up four earned runs on eight hits against the Texas Rangers en route to his first loss of the season his last time on the bump.

Cold batting stat:
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is 2-for-13 (.154) in his career versus Sox starter Chris Sale.

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

Key betting note: The White Sox are 11-3 in Sale's last 14 home starts.


Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals (+105, 9)

Cold pitching stat: O's starter Scott Feldman has given up 20 hits in 18 2/3 innings of work and owns a 5.79 ERA in three starts since joining Baltimore.

Cold batting stat: Baltimore OF Nick Markakis is .212 lifetime against Royals starter Wade Davis.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s and there is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Wind will blow out to left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.


Oakland A's at Houston Astros (+152, 9)


Cold pitching stat: Astros starter Dallas Keuchel owns a 6.00 ERA in three July starts. Houston is 1-2 in his 3 starts this month.

Hot batting stat: The A's roster is batting a collective .333 against Keuchel.

Weather: The roof at Minute Maid Park may be closed due a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the mid-90s. Wind will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The Athletics are 8-0 in the last eight meetings in Houston.


Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels (-173, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Angels starter Joe Blanton is winless in nine home starts thus far in 2013. He is 0-4 with a 5.17 ERA.

Hot batting stat:
Opponents have hammered Blanton for 23 home runs this season. It ties him with the Jays R.A. Dickey for the MLB lead in dingers allowed.

Weather:
Temperatures in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.


Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners (-111, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: The Indians are 7-2 in starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez's previous nine starts.

Cold batting stat:
Cleveland's Asdrubal Cabrera, Carlos Santana and Drew Stubbs are a combined 1-for-9 against Mariners starter Aaron Harang.

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

Key betting note:
The Indians are 13-3 in their last 16 versus the American League West.

Interleague

Los Angeles Dodgers at Toronto Blue Jays (-117, 9)

Cold pitching stat:
Josh Johnson is on a personal three-game losing streak and the Jays have lost his last four outings.

Hot batting stat:
The current Dodgers roster is batting a collective .370 versus Johnson.

Weather: The roof may be closed in Toronto due to a 20 percent chance of rain. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s and win will blow from right field to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The Dodgers are 4-0 in SP Hyun-Jin Ryu's last 4 starts.


** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 12:44 p.m. ET.

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