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Tuesday's American League betting cheat sheet

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

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays (+110, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Yanks starter Andy Pettitte pitched very well versus the Blue Jays in his last start on Aug. 22. The lefty tossed six innings of four-hit ball en route to a 5-3 Yankee victory over the Jays.

Cold batting stat: Jays SS Jose Reyes is just 6-for-25 in his career versus Pettitte. None of those hits have gone for extra bases.

Weather:
With a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast, the roof could be closed at Rogers Centre.

Key betting note:
The Blue Jays are 1-4 in J.A. Happ's last five home starts.


Oakland A's at Detroit Tigers (-186, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Tigers starter Justin Verlander pitched six innings allowing just three hits as the Tigers defeated the A's back on April 13 in his lone start versus the club this season.

Cold batting stat: A's OF Josh Reddick is hitting a paltry .154 in 13 career at-bats versus Verlander.

Weather: There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and wind will blow in from right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Tigers are 6-0 in Verlander's last six starts versus the Athletics.


Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox (-132, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen is 1-3 with a 4.10 ERA in his four August starts.

Hot batting stat: BoSox 2B Dustin Pedroia is 4-for-10 with one double and one triple in his career versus Chen.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1 in Sox SP Felix Doubront's last seven home starts.


Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays
(-128, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Angels starter C.J. Wilson has fared quite well versus the Rays throughout his career. Wilson owns a 4-2 record with a 3.24 ERA in seven career starts versus the Rays.

Cold batting stat: In 141 collective at-bats, the Rays current roster is batting just .184 versus Wilson.

Weather: Dome

Key betting note: The under is 9-1-1 in Rays starter Roberto Hernandez's last 11 starts overall.


Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox (-192, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Paul Clemens of the Astros will be making his first start of the season Tuesday. The righty owns a 6.36 ERA in 46 2/3 innings out of the 'Stros pen this season.

Hot batting stat: Prior to Monday's game, Sox slugger Adam Dunn has just four homers in August, but is hitting an uncharacterstic .307 for the month.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with clear skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The White Sox are 0-5 in Jose Quintana's last five home starts versus a team with a losing record.


Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins (+138, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Royals starter James Shields has two wins in three starts versus the Twins this season, but he owns a 5.89 ERA.

Hot batting stat: Twins 1B Justin Morneau is 14-for-38 with four homers and 10 RBIs in his career versus Shields.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Twins are 0-4 in Kevin Correia's last four starts versus the Royals.


Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners (+106, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers starter Derek Holland is 1-0 with a 0.92 ERA in three starts versus Seattle this season.

Hot batting stat: Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is 8-for-19 (.421) with two homers in his career versus Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Rangers are 6-1 in Holland's last seven road starts versus a team with a losing record.


* Odds courtesy of BetOnline.com

** Odds, probable starting pitchers, weather forecast and stats as of 9:55 p.m. ET Monday.

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