Saturday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Aug 30, 2013 |
Saturday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet
Anibal Sanchez boasts a 2.27 ERA at home over 75 1/3 innings.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Anibal Sanchez boasts a 2.27 ERA at home over 75 1/3 innings.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's American League games:

Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (-127, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Orioles right-hander Scott Feldman has allowed just four earned runs over his last 17 innings, going 2-0 in that span.

Hot batting stat: Yankees OF Curtis Granderson is 5-for-11 with three home runs and seven RBIs in his career against Feldman.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 35 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: New York is 10-2 in starter Ivan Nova's last 12 appearances on five days' rest.


Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays (-123, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's 3.67 ERA since the All-Star break is more than a run lower than his first-half mark (4.69).

Cold batting stat: Royals INF Emilio Bonifacio - who was traded from Toronto earlier this month - is 2-for-15 lifetime versus Dickey.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-70s with a 20 percent chance of showers. Wind will blow in from left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 5-0 in Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie's last five road starts.


Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers (-170, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez is 7-2 with a 2.27 ERA and two home runs allowed over 75 1/3 home innings.

Hot batting stat: Detroit DH Victor Martinez is 9-for-18 with three doubles and a homer against Cleveland starter Scott Kazmir.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Indians are 3-8 in Kazmir's last 11 road starts.


Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
(-201, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy is 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA in five starts since joining Boston in a trade with the White Sox.

Cold batting stat: Boston's Mike Napoli has just four hits in 24 career at-bats against Chicago starter John Danks.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with a 35 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Wind will blow out to center field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: Chicago is 2-8 in Danks' last 10 starts against the American League East.


Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
(-102, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners left-hander Joe Saunders was shelled for seven runs over seven innings in his last start, an 8-3 loss to Texas.

Hot/Cold batting stat: Astros OF Brandon Barnes is 4-for-6 with a homer against Saunders.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-80s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-0 in Houston's last five Saturday games.


Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers (-227, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey has a 16:15 walk-to-strikeout ratio over his last five starts, going 1-1 over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: Entering Friday, Texas OF Alex Rios has just one home run in 69 at-bats since joining the Rangers in a trade with the White Sox.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-90s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Texas has won Garza's last four home starts.


Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland A's (-127, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has surrendered two or fewer runs in eight of his last nine starts.

Hot/Cold batting stat: Athletics INF Alberto Callaspo is hitless in 10 at-bats versus Cobb.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-60s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Tampa Bay has won Cobb's last seven starts against the American League West.



** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 8:58 a.m. ET.

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