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Friday's American League betting cheat sheet

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


Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles (-188, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Mariners starter Aaron Harang is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA in his last two starts.

Cold batting stat: O's LF Nate McLouth is 3-for-30 in his career versus Harang. McLouth has fanned 11 times in those 30 at-bats.

Weather:
Temperatures in the high-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Mariners are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings.


Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers (-242, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Detroit starter Doug Fister is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his last three starts.

Cold batting stat: Detroit OF Austin Jackson is 1-for-8 with four strikeouts in his career versus Sox starter Hector Santiago.

Weather: There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the low-70s and wind will blow from right field to left field at 15 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 9-3 in Fister's last 12 starts overall.


Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins (-158, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Astros starter Jarred Cosart has been very good through his first three career starts. The youngster has given up just two earned runs over his first 21 innings of work (0.86 ERA). He is 1-0 in those starts.

Hot batting stat: Twins star Joe Mauer hit .360 and had on on-base percentage of .437 in the month of July.

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

Key betting note: The Twins are 8-3 in starter Samuel Deduno's last 11 home starts.


Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels (-121, 8.5)


Cold pitching stat: Angels starter Tommy Hanson was shelled in his last outing. The righty gave up five earned runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings of work in a 10-6 loss to the Oakland A's.

Hot batting stat: Jays SS Jose Reyes is 8-for-21 (.381) with five doubles and three RBIs in his career versus Hanson.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with mostly sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

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


Texas Rangers at Oakland A's (-131, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: A's hurler Tommy Milone surrendered eight hits and six earned runs while striking out one in a 9-4 loss to Texas on June 19.

Hot batting stat: Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is 5-for-12 (.417) with two homers in his career versus Milone.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 10-1-2 in Rangers SP Alexi Ogando's last 13 starts overall.


Interleague

Arizona Diamondbacks at Boston Red Sox (-187, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Sox lefty Jon Lester was in fine form in his last start. Lester lasted seven shutout innings and gave up just four hits in a 5-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on July 28.

Cold batting stat: Longtime Blue Jay and current DBacks 2B Aaron Hill has two hits in 32 career at-bats (.063) against Lester. Lester has fanned Hill nine times in those ABs.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The Red Sox are 8-0 in Lester's last eight home starts.


San Francisco Giants at Tampa Bay Rays (-152, 7)


Hot pitching stat: It's hard to not mention Rays starter Chris Archer when discussing hot pitchers. The 24-year-old had a 4-0 record and 0.73 ERA in his five July starts.

Cold batting stat:
Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval finished July with just one homer in 92 at-bats.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note: The under is 4-0 in Giants' SP Madison Bumgarner's last four road starts.


Click here for our National League cheat sheet.


** Odds, probable starting pitchers, stats and weather forecast as of 1:32 p.m. ET.

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