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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:

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
(-130, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia is 29-16 with a 2.85 ERA in 61 career September starts.

Cold batting stat:
Orioles C Matt Wieters has just six hits in 33 at-bats against Sabathia, and has struck out nine times.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 10-3-1 in Baltimore starter Chris Tillman's last 14 outings.


Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians
(-115, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Indians righty Ubaldo Jimenez is coming off six innings of shutout ball in a 4-3 triumph over the Baltimore Orioles - his first scoreless outing since July 28.

Cold batting stat:
Cleveland OF Nick Swisher is hitting just .212 with one RBI in 33 at-bats against Kansas City in 2013.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 9-1 in the Indians' last 10 Monday games.


Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins (+140, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Angels right-hander Jered Weaver is 6-4 with a 2.71 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 11 home starts,

Hot batting stat:
Los Angeles OF Mike Trout is a .395 career hitter in 43 at-bats versus the Twins.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-90s with a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 10 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 10-2 in Weaver's last 12 outings following a quality start in his previous appearance.


Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox (+130, 7)

Cold pitching stat: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale has surrendered 10 home runs to Detroit in his career - the most of any opponent.

Cold batting stat:
Chicago DH Adam Dunn has fanned 14 times in 30 career at-bats versus Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 8-2 in Scherzer's last 10 road starts against teams with losing records.


Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners (-165, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners righty Taijuan Walker was roughed up in his second major-league start, charged with four runs on four hits over five innings in a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Cold batting stat:
Seattle 3B Kyle Seager is hitting a paltry .190 with 11 strikeouts in 58 at-bats against the Astros this season.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under clear skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 3 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 6-1 in Houston's last seven games against a division foe.


Interleague

Pittsburgh Pirates at Texas Rangers (-180, 8)

Cold pitching stat:
Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is winless over his last four starts, and was torched for five runs on five hits over five innings in his previous outing against Oakland.

Hot batting stat:
Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez is hitting .340 with four homers and eight RBIs in 13 interleague games this year.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-90s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note:
Texas is 9-1 in its last 10 Monday games.


** Odds courtesy Betonline.com

** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 1 p.m. Sunday.

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