Wednesday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

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

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (-137, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Angels right-hander Jered Weaver is 10-7 with a 2.27 ERA in 166 2/3 career innings versus the Athletics.

Cold batting stat: Athletics OF Coco Crisp is a career .146 hitter with zero home runs or RBIs and 10 strikeouts in 48 at-bats against Weaver.

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:
Los Angeles is 8-0 in Weaver's last eight starts on 10 or more days of rest.

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (-152, 8)


Cold pitching stat: Orioles right-hander Bud Norris is 4-4 with a 5.06 ERA in 10 starts and two relief appearances since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat: Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes has five hits in 13 all-time at-bats against Norris.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The over is 7-0 in umpire Chris Guccione's last seven games behind home plate involving Baltimore.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians (-265, 7.5)


Cold pitching stat: White Sox righty Dylan Axelrod has been dreadful on the road, going 1-8 with a 7.36 ERA in 11 starts and four relief outings.

Cold batting stat: Indians OF Nick Swisher is hitless in 11 career at-bats against Axelrod, though he has walked twice.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 6-0 in Axelrod's last six starts as a road underdog.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Rays left-hander David Price is 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA and just six home runs allowed in 13 second-half starts.

Hot batting stat: Tampa Bay OF Matt Joyce and DH Luke Scott are a combined 14-for-33 against Yankees starter Phil Hughes.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with clear skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: New York is 2-11 in Hughes' last 13 Wednesday starts.

Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (-280, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rangers left-hander Martin Perez is 0-2 in three starts since reeling off a six-game winning streak.
 
Cold batting stat: Astros OF Chris Carter is batting .225 with 63 strikeouts in 142 at-bats against lefties so far this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
Houston is 1-11 in starter Dallas Keuchel's last 12 appearances on five days' rest.

Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer is 8-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 103 1/3 innings away from Detroit.

Hot batting stat: Detroit 3B Miguel Cabrera is batting a sizzling .440 with a homer and eight RBIs in 25 at-bats against Twins starter Kevin Correia.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Twins are 3-13 in Correia's last 16 starts.

Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners (-109, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has held opponents scoreless in three of his last four starts.

Hot batting stat:
Seattle 2B Kyle Seager is hitting .277 with 14 homers in 310 at-bats against right-handers in 2013.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-50s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 9-1 in Seattle's last 10 Wednesday games.

** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 7:55 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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