Tuesday's AL Action
July 23, 2013
By Kevin Rogers
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Rays at Red Sox - 7:10 PM EST
Probables: R. Hernandez (5-10, 4.90 ERA) vs. J. Lester (8-6, 4.58 ERA)
Series review: Tampa Bay won opener, 3-0 on Monday as $1.30 road favorites, while the 'under' of nine easily cashed.
Recent streaks: The Rays have won 17 of their past 19 games, including an 8-1 record the last nine away contests. Tampa Bay's pitching has stepped up, resulting in a 9-1 'under' mark the previous 10 games. The Red Sox haven't lost consecutive home games since May 11-12 against Toronto, while posting a 5-0 record at Fenway Park the last five off a home defeat.
Yankees at Rangers - 8:05 PM EST
Probables: P. Hughes (4-9, 4.57 ERA) vs. A. Ogando (4-2, 2.93 ERA)
Series review: Texas rebounded from a home sweep by Baltimore to blank New York on Monday, 3-0 as heavy $1.90 'chalk.' The 'under' of 8 ½ was never threatened, as the Rangers are 7-1-1 to the 'under' the last nine games.
Recent streaks: Since winning three straight in mid-July, the Yankees have lost five of their past six contests. New York fell to 3-6 the last nine opportunities as a road underdog, while dropping three straight meetings with Texas. The Rangers have struggled at home in spite of Monday's victory, going 4-6 the last 10 contests in Arlington. Since July 10, Texas has won two of nine games, while sitting behind Oakland in the AL West.
Orioles at Royals - 8:10 PM EST
Probables: J. Hammel (7-6, 5.24 ERA) vs. B. Chen (3-0, 2.04 ERA)
Series review: The O's crushed the Royals, 9-2 to improve to 4-0 in the second half. Baltimore cruised as $1.10 road favorites, while the 'over' of nine hit by the sixth inning.
Recent streaks: Baltimore remains on fire with eight wins in its last nine games, including five consecutive away victories. Since taking the first two in the Bronx earlier this month, the Royals have lost seven of nine, while falling to 1-5 the last six home openers.
Athletics at Astros - 8:10 PM EST
Probables: J. Parker (6-6, 3.95 ERA) vs. J. Cosart (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Series review: Oakland rallied for a 4-3 triumph on Monday to cash as $1.60 road favorites. The A's own a perfect 10-0 record against the Astros this season, including a 7-0 mark at Minute Maid Park.
Recent streaks: The A's have cashed the 'under' in 10 consecutive games, including seven straight on the highway. Oakland has split its last eight contests, but have compiled a 3-6 record the previous nine away games against division opponents. The Astros have lost nine of their past 10 games, while posting a 1-10 record the last 11 home contests.
Tigers at White Sox - 8:10 PM EST
Probables: R. Porcello (6-6, 4.80 ERA) vs. H. Santiago (3-5, 3.30 ERA)
Series review: Detroit cruised to a 7-3 victory in Monday's opener, as Max Scherzer picked up his 14th win on the season. The Tigers rebounded after dropping two of three to the White Sox prior to the All-Star break by cashing as $1.20 road favorites, while the total of 7 ½ cashed late.
Recent streaks: The Tigers are struggling to stay consistent by splitting their last 10 games, while going 1-5 the last six contests off a victory. The Sox have lost five of their last six home Game 2's of a series, with the lone win coming against the Braves this past weekend. Chicago has cashed the 'over' in four of the last five home games, while going 5-5 since July 9.
Twins at Angels - 10:05 PM EST
Probables: K. Gibson (2-2, 6.45 ERA) vs. T. Hanson (4-2, 5.10 ERA)
Series review: Minnesota edged Los Angeles, 4-3 to come through as $1.55 road underdogs. The Twins have scored over four runs just once in the last six games, but Minnesota has found a way to win five times in this stretch.
Recent streaks: The Twins are riding a nice 'under' stretch by posting a 9-1 mark to the 'under' the last 10 games. The Angels have helped 'under' bettors in each of the last six contests, while scoring three runs or less in six of the previous seven games.
Indians at Mariners - 10:10 PM EST
Probables: Z. McAllister (4-5, 3.43 ERA) vs. E. Ramirez (0-0, 13.50 ERA)
Series review: In a game that featured three solo home runs, Seattle did enough to edge Cleveland, 2-1 as short home favorites. The Mariners beat the Indians for the first time in five meetings this season, while knocking off Cleveland for the fourth straight time at Safeco Field.
Recent streaks: Seattle is riding a season-high seven-game winning streak, including each of the last six in the favorite role. Following last night's 'under,' the Tribe has hit the 'under' in seven of the previous eight games, while dropping to 1-5 in the last six road contests.
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