Tuesday's American League betting cheat sheet and tips

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

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (-152, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Sox starter Jon Lester owns a 6.35 ERA while suffering consecutive losses in his previous two starts.

Hot batting stat: Sox DH David Ortiz is 9-for-22 (.409) lifetime versus Rays starter Roberto Hernandez.

Weather:
There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the high-70s and wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 4-0 in Hernandez's last four road starts.


New York Yankees at Texas Rangers (-165, 9.5)


Hot pitching stat: Rangers starter Alexi Ogando will make his first start since June 5. The Rangers had won his last four starts prior to being placed on the DL.

Cold batting stat:
Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre is 3-for-18 (.167) with six strikeouts in his career versus Yanks scheduled-starter Phil Hughes.

Weather:
Temperatures in the mid-90s and sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 11 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 9-1-1 in Ogando's last 11 starts overall.


Oakland A's at Houston Astros (+154, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat:
While not factoring in the decisions himself, the A's have lost SP Jarrod Parker's last four starts overall.

Cold batting stat: This will be the first time the 'Stros face Parker and the first time the A's face Houston starter Jarred Cosart.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note:
The Athletics are 7-3 in Parker's last 10 starts versus the American League West.


Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox (+116, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers starter Rick Porcello is fresh off a victory over the Pale Hose on July 10. He held the Sox to three runs on seven hits over six innings.

Cold batting stat: Sox SS Alexei Ramirez is 5-for-33 (.152) in his career versus Porcello.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: The White Sox are 1-6 in SP Hector Santiago's last seven home starts.


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

Cold pitching stat:
O's starter Jason Hammel was roughed up his last time out. Hammel surrendered 10 hits and six earned runs en route to a 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays on July 13.

Hot batting stat:
Orioles slugger Adam Jones has six hits - including one homer and five RBIs - in 16 at-bats in his career versus Royals starter Bruce Chen.

Weather: There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and wind will blow in from left field at 15 mph.

Key betting note:
The Orioles are 0-4 in Hammel's last four starts versus a team with a losing record.


Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels (-171, 8.5)


Cold pitching stat: Tommy Hanson will get the nod for the Angles and it will be his first start since coming off the DL. In his last outing, he gave up seven ER and six hits in two innings of work against the Seattle Mariners on June 20.

Cold batting stat:
Twins OF Josh Willingham is 1-for-12 (.083) in his career versus Hanson.

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

Key betting note: The Angels score an average of 4.09 runs per game and give up 3.64 runs per game when wind blows out to right field.


Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners (+102, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Zach McAllister is slated to start for Cleveland. He limited the Mariners to two runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings of work as the Indians triumphed 5-4 on May 18.

Cold batting stat:
In that same game, Kyle Seager and Michael Morse both finished 0-for-4 against the combination of McAllister and the Tribe pen.

Weather:
Sunny skies and temperatures in the high-70s. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
The Mariners are 1-4 in SP Erasmo Ramirez's last five home starts.

Interleague

Los Angeles Dodgers at Toronto Blue Jays (-110, 9.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Dodgers starter Chris Capuano has not given up an earned run in three of his previous five starts.

Hot batting stat: Collectively, the Blue Jays roster has hit .296 versus Capuano.

Weather: The roof may be closed in Toronto due to a 30 percent chance of rain. Temperatures will be in the low-70s and wind will blow in from left field at 15 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 5-0 in Capuano's last five interleague starts.

* Odds courtesy of BetOnline.com

** Odds, probable pitchers, stats and weather forecast as of 8:30 p.m. ET.

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