MLB Top 3: Hot "under" pitchers on the mound Saturday

Aug 16, 2013 |
MLB Top 3: Hot "under" pitchers on the mound Saturday
Hiroki Kuroda is on a streak of nine games finishing under the total.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Hiroki Kuroda is on a streak of nine games finishing under the total.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Saturday's Major League Baseball action features three road aces that have trended heavily toward under totals.

Here is a look at three pitchers to consider if you're looking to play totals.

Hiroki Kuroda, New York Yankees (11-7, 2.33 ERA)


Kuroda has been the hottest pitcher in the American League over the past month and a half, surrendering just five earned runs over 48 innings in that span. Five of those outings have seen the 38-year-old leave without giving up a run, and he's on a streak of nine consecutive 'unders' dating back to the end of June.

The Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals (6-9, 2.83 ERA)

Wins continue to elude the former No. 1 pick, but he remains a boon for 'under' bettors. The 25-year-old is on a five-game 'under' streak, having surrendered just 10 runs in that span. His last outing was the best of all, as he went the distance on a four-hit shutout while striking out 10 in a win over Philadelphia.

The Nationals face the Braves in Atlanta on Saturday.

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (11-7, 1.88 ERA)

When you sport the major leagues' lowest ERA among qualified starters, you're going to be in plenty of low-scoring games. Such is the case for Kershaw, who has gone 'under' in seven of his last nine outings - registering a quality start in each of them, and going eight or more innings six times in that span.

The Dodgers travel to Philadelphia for a date with the Phillies on Saturday.

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