Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Wednesday's American League games:
pitching stat: Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma bounced back
nicely from a rough outing against Milwaukee, limiting the Texas Rangers
to one run over seven innings in his last start.
Hot batting stat: Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes is
one of the few major-leaguers to have solved Iwakuma, hitting 6-for-15
with three home runs against him.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: The Athletics are 17-4 in right-hander A.J. Griffin's last 21 home starts.
pitching stat: Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has coughed up 27
home runs in 2013 - three more than he surrendered all of last season.
Hot batting stat: Toronto RF Jose Bautista is
10-for-31 lifetime against Yankees starter Andy Pettitte, with five
walks, three home runs and 7 RBIs.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 7 mph.
Key betting stat: The under is 4-0 in Dickey's last four starts on grass.
pitching stat: Indians right-hander Justin Masterson is 3-0 with a 2.59
ERA in eight starts and three relief appearances against Los Angeles.
Cold batting stat: Cleveland hitters have just four hits in 24 combined at-bats against Angels starter Jerome Williams.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.
Key betting stat: Los Angeles has won just three of Williams' last 16 starts against teams with winning records.
Hot pitching stat: Tampa Bay right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is 8-3 with a 3.09 ERA in 15 career appearances against Baltimore.
Cold batting stat: Orioles C Matt Wieters is just .222 with zero home runs in 27 lifetime at-bats versus Hellickson.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s under mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: The road team is 11-1 in umpire Joe West's last 12 Wednesday games behind home plate.
Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez has been red-hot at home, going 7-2 with a 1.98 ERA in nine starts at Comerica Park.
Cold batting stat: Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe is the only member of the Minnesota roster to have hit a home run against Sanchez.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 12 mph.
Key betting note: The over is 4-0-1 in the Tigers' last five home games.
Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (-295, 9)Hot pitching stat:
Rangers left-hander Derek Holland has surrendered just three runs over his last three starts, though he only has one win to show for it.Hot batting stat:
Texas became the first team in 2013 to score double-digit runs in an inning, erupting for 11 in the third frame of a 16-5 win over the Astros in Monday's series opener.Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 7 mph.Key betting note:
The Rangers have won six straight games against a left-handed starter.
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals (-160, 8)
Cold pitching stat:
Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has dropped two straight decisions since tossing a complete-game shutout against Minnesota, allowing nine runs on 23 hits over 13 innings in that stretch.
Cold batting stat: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is hitting .130 with 11 strikeouts in 23 career at-bats against Guthrie.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: Road teams are 5-0 in umpire Tom Hallion's last five games behind home plate.
** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 12:55 p.m. ET.