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Saturday's American League betting notes and tips

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


Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (+100, 8)


Hot pitching stat: Rays starter Chris Archer is 3-0 with an ERA of 0.41 in his last three starts.

Cold batting stat: Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is 3-for-21 (.143) in his career versus Yankees starter Ivan Nova.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note:
The Rays are 9-1 in their last 10 games versus a right-handed starter.


Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays (-237, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Jays starter Josh Johnson gave up five earned runs on seven hits in just two innings of work in his last outing. The Jays lost that game to the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 14-5.

Jays batting stat: Following a fantastic 4-for-5 display in Friday's win, Jays OF Colby Rasmus is batting .382 in the month of July.

Weather:
With a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast, the roof will likely be closed at Toronto's Rogers Center.

Key betting note:
The Blue Jays are 0-5 in Johnson's last five starts.


Los Angeles Angels at Oakland A's (-147, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat:
A's starter Tommy Milone has given up eight ER in 12 innings of work over his two starts versus the Angels this season.

Hot batting stat: The Angels roster hits a collective .330 versus Milone.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 11 mph.

Key betting note:
The Athletics are 7-3 in Milone's last 10 home starts.


Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners (-145, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mariners starter Aaron Harang scattered four hits over seven innings of solid work en route to the 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in his last start.

Hot batting stat:
Twins OF Ryan Doumit has 11 hits in 34 career at-bats versus Harang. He has belted three homers and three doubles and knocked in four runs against the veteran hurler.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Twins are 6-1 in SP Samuel Deduno's last seven starts versus a team with a losing record.


Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (-120, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Sox starter Ryan Dempster has given up three ER in 12 2/3 innings of work (2.13 ERA) in two starts versus the Orioles this season.

Cold batting stat: O's SS J.J. Hardy is a career .067 hitter (2-for-30) against Dempster.

Weather:
There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with wind blowing out to left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 4-1 in Dempster's last five starts overall.


Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians (+110, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed just one hit over seven innings of work in a 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in his last start.

Hot batting stat:
The Rangers roster knock Masterson around to the tune of a collective .347 batting average. Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski is 14-for-33 (.424) versus Masterson.

Weather: There is a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the high-60s and wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 6-1-1 in Rangers' SP Yu Darvish's last eight starts overall.


Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (-163, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat:
In his two previous starts versus Kansas City this season, Sox SP Chris Sale has allowed just one ER in 15 innings of work. His ERA is 0.60 in those starts versus the Royals.

Cold batting stat:
Sox OF Alex Rios has just one hit in 19 career at-bats (.053) versus Royals starter Wade Davis.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The Royals are 7-1 in their last eight during Game 2 of a series.


Interleague


Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers (-240, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Tigers starter Max Scherzer bounced back from suffering his first loss of the season in fine fashion. The righty gave up two runs on four hits over eight innings as he got back in the win column against the Chicago White Sox in his last outing.

Cold batting stat:
 .The Phillies were just 4-for-32 in Friday's 2-1 loss to open the series.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note:
The Phillies are 2-9 in their last 11 interleague road games.


** Odds, probable starters, stats, weather forecast as of 12:41 p.m. ET.

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Posted by 1129ken
9 months ago

TB/NY O/U line opened at 9; now down to 8. No secret Yanks can't hit.
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Posted by 1129ken
9 months ago

Rays white hot. I'll try under 8.5. Yankees bats mostly silent despite subs late rally last night.
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Posted by 1129ken
9 months ago

"Rays white hot. I'll try under 8.5. Yankees bats mostly silent despite subs late rally last night."