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Monday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

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

Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees (-146, 9)

Hot pitching stat: White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana has posted three straight quality starts, allowing just eight runs while racking up 22 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano is a .270 career hitter with 18 homers and 42 RBIs in 285 at-bats against the White Sox.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 65 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Chicago has won just seven of its past 24 visits to New York.


Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox (-137, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Doug Fister is 1-4 with a 5.20 ERA in seven career starts against the Red Sox.

Hot batting stat: Detroit DH Victor Martinez is 10-for-24 with three walks lifetime against Red Sox starter John Lackey.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with a 65 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 22-5-1 in Lackey's last 28 starts.


Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals (-104, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has lost three straight decisions for the first time since last December, surrendering 16 runs over 14 innings in that span.

Hot batting stat: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is a .336 career hitter with eight home runs and 33 RBIs in 44 games against Seattle.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 10-2-2 in Kansas City's last 14 games against teams with losing records.


Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros (+106, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Astros right-hander Paul Clemens fared well in his first career major-league start Tuesday, limiting the Chicago White Sox to a run on four hits over six innings.

Cold batting stat: Houston OF Chris Carter has just five hits in 46 career at-bats against Minnesota.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: Houston is 3-13 in its last 16 games against teams with losing road records.


Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics (-101, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers left-hander Derek Holland was at his best in his previous encounter with the Athletics nearly a month ago, limiting them to four hits over eight shutout innings while striking out 10.

Hot batting stat: Athletics C Kurt Suzuki is 7-for-20 with a pair of home runs against Holland.

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

Key betting note: The Rangers have won nine straight Monday games.


Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians (-132, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Orioles right-hander Bud Norris is 7-6 with a 3.57 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 98 1/3 career innings in September.

Hot batting stat: Cleveland OF Nick Swisher has 24 career home runs against Baltimore, his most versus any major-league team.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with a 25 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow in from left field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 11-1-1 in Cleveland righty Justin Masterson's last 13 starts against teams with winning records.


Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels (+108, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Chris Archer dominated the Angels five days ago, limiting them to a run on five hits over seven innings of a 4-1 win.

Cold batting stat: Entering Sunday's action, Los Angeles 1B/OF Mark Trumbo is a career .198 hitter in September.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.



** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 12:42 p.m. ET.

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