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06/20/2013 10:14 AM

Preview: Rockies (37-36) at Nationals (35-36)
Game: 1
Venue: Nationals Park
Date: June 20, 2013 7:05 PM EDT


The Colorado Rockies are near the top of the NL West despite a struggling rotation.

He may be past his prime, but the Rockies are hoping Roy Oswalt can give the pitching staff a lift when he makes his season debut in the opener of a four-game series with the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

Colorado (37-36) signed the 35-year-old Oswalt to a minor league contract May 2, and the right-hander went 3-2 with a 2.16 ERA in five starts for Double-A Tulsa. The three-time All-Star is 163-96 over 12 years, and he was 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA in 17 games - nine starts - last season for Texas.

"He's always a competitive guy, a tough at-bat," manager Walt Weiss told the Rockies' official website. "He's a nice piece to have. He's ready to go. His velocity is real good and throwing all his pitches. He's done just about everything in this game, pitched in big games and been a staff ace."

It's highly unlikely he will be as effective as he was for Houston nearly a decade ago when he recorded back-to-back 20-win seasons. The Rockies, though, expect he can stabilize a shaky rotation.

Since May 30, Colorado's starting staff has baseball's third-worst ERA at 5.26. The rotation has only five wins in the last 25 games, but the Rockies are within 2 1/2 games of division-leading Arizona.

Oswalt will be facing a Washington team that snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2, 11-inning victory in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Jayson Werth's RBI single with two outs in the ninth tied it for the Nationals (35-36), and two innings later Ian Desmond hit a grand slam.

"I think that's one of the best games we've had as a team all year," starter Gio Gonzalez said. "We battled, made adjustments and came out on top."

Desmond is batting .167 (4 for 24) lifetime against Oswalt - his lowest average of the 17 pitchers he has faced at least 18 times.

Oswalt is 7-5 with a 3.17 ERA in 19 starts against the Washington franchise, last facing the Nationals in 2011.

Washington counters with Jordan Zimmermann (9-3, 2.44 ERA), who is trying to bounce back from a subpar showing.

Zimmermann was tagged for six runs and eight hits - including two homers - in five innings against Cleveland on Saturday, but the Nationals rallied for a 7-6 win. It was just the second time in 11 starts the right-hander permitted more than two runs.

Returning to the nation's capital could help Zimmermann become the first Washington pitcher to earn 10 wins by June 20 since Livan Hernandez in 2005. Zimmermann is 6-0 with a 1.06 ERA in seven home games.

His last outing against the Rockies came at Nationals Park last July, and he allowed one run and three hits in seven innings but did not factor in the decision of a 4-3 loss. He is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five career starts in the series.

The Nationals won two of three in Colorado last week. Desmond went 7 for 10 with five RBIs and Ryan Zimmerman was 4 for 11 with a homer, three doubles and four RBIs.

Tyler Colvin had two home runs and five RBIs in the series for Colorado, while Carlos Gonzalez homered, tripled and drove in four runs.

Gonzalez hit his NL-leading 21st home run in Wednesday's 5-2 loss in Toronto - Colorado's sixth defeat in eight games.

Gonzalez, who leads the NL with 45 extra-base hits, is batting .440 with three homers in six games since facing Washington.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Rockies at Nationals
Thu, Jun 20 - 7:05PM EDT

GAME 2
Rockies at Nationals
Fri, Jun 21 - 7:05PM EDT

GAME 3
Rockies at Nationals
Sat, Jun 22 - 12:05PM EDT

GAME 4
Rockies at Nationals
Sun, Jun 23 - 1:35PM EDT

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06/20/2013 10:16 AM

Preview: Mets (27-41) at Braves (43-30)
Game: 4
Venue: Turner Field
Date: June 20, 2013 7:10 PM EDT


Atlanta Braves starters haven't had much trouble against the New York Mets this year, and there's little reason to think that will change Thursday night.

Mike Minor has dominated them lately, and the Braves will be looking to win his ninth straight start in the decisive finale of a five-game series.

Atlanta's rotation has a 2.31 ERA in nine games against New York this season, with 60 strikeouts compared to 13 walks in 58 1-3 innings. However, the Braves are just 5-4 in those games, greatly due to the bullpen's 10.22 ERA in the losses.

Luis Avilan and Craig Kimbrel threw two perfect innings in relief of Kris Medlen in a 5-3 victory Wednesday. The Mets were held to six hits and are batting a major league-low .226.

The Braves (43-30) haven't been defeated with Minor (8-2, 2.68 ERA) starting since New York did it in a 7-5, 10-inning victory May 3. Atlanta has since won all eight of his outings as he's gone 5-0 with a 2.25 ERA.

Even in that matchup with the Mets (27-41), Minor was in line to win as he left with a one-run lead after allowing three runs and three hits in seven innings. He was even better against them May 25, yielding three hits in 7 1-3 innings of a 6-0 victory. That outing improved the left-hander to 4-1 in eight starts against New York, including 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA in the last three.

Minor is 12-0 with a 2.22 ERA in his past 18 outings against NL teams, but the worst performance during his personal unbeaten streak came Saturday. He yielded five runs and seven hits in six innings before the Braves rallied to beat San Francisco 6-5.

"I thought I made decent pitches, and if they were hit a little bit harder, a little bit softer, it could've went the other way," Minor told the team's official website.

David Wright and Daniel Murphy are a combined 0 for 13 with five strikeouts this year against Minor, who is 13-2 in his last 21 starts.

His counterpart Thursday has not had the same good fortune.

Jonathon Niese (3-6, 4.15) has a 1.93 ERA in his last five starts, but the left-hander is 1-6 over his past 10 as the Mets have averaged 1.6 runs with him on the mound.

Niese, among the NL's worst with 4.03 walks per nine innings, had four walks Saturday as he lost to the Chicago Cubs. However, he allowed only two runs and got through 5 2-3 innings in the 5-2 defeat.

"He battled into the sixth inning and didn't want to come out and that's what I want," manager Terry Collins said. "Guys who don't want to come out of the game."

Control issues also plagued him May 5 in Atlanta, tying a career high with six walks while surrendering seven runs in four-plus innings of a 9-4 defeat.

Many Atlanta hitters have enjoyed facing Niese. Jason Heyward is 8 for 20 (.400), Freddie Freeman has gone 7 for 22 (.318) and each has two homers against him.

Justin Upton is 6 for 13 versus Niese but enters Thursday in a 2-for-23 slump. He's batting .157 without a homer in his last 18 home games.

Atlanta hasn't lost a series at Turner Field all season but must win Thursday to keep that streak alive. New York fell 2-1 on Monday before sweeping Tuesday's doubleheader behind pitching phenoms Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler.

The Mets haven't won a series against an NL team since taking two of three versus the Cubs from May 17-19.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Mets at Braves
Mon, Jun 17 Final 1 to 2
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Mets at Braves
Tue, Jun 18 Final 6 to 1
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 3
Mets at Braves
Wed, Jun 19 Final 3 to 5
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 4
Mets at Braves
Thu, Jun 20 - 7:10PM EDT

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06/20/2013 10:19 AM

Preview: Cubs (29-41) at Cardinals (46-26)
Game: 4
Venue: Busch Stadium
Date: June 20, 2013 8:15 PM EDT


Among the NL leaders in wins, Lance Lynn's only loss surprisingly came against the lowly Chicago Cubs last month.

Getting the best of him again could prove difficult at Busch Stadium, where the St. Louis Cardinals continue to have their way with manager Dale Sveum's club.

Lynn takes the mound opposite Scott Feldman as the major league-leading Cardinals go for a seventh home win in eight games against the Cubs in the conclusion of a four-game set Thursday night.

Averaging 9.21 strikeouts per nine innings to rank fifth in the NL, Lynn (9-1, 3.56 ERA) has been nearly unbeatable this year. His only blemish came May 7 in a 2-1 defeat at Wrigley Field, allowing a two-run homer to Nate Schierholtz - one of just four hits - while striking out eight in seven innings.

"You look back at it, you gave up two runs on one swing," said Lynn, who dropped to 4-1 with a 2.87 ERA in five starts versus Chicago. "I got behind him and made him hit it and he put a good swing on it so you tip your cap there, but for the most part I threw the ball well. That was only one I wanted back."

Although the Cardinals' offense failed to come through that day, Lynn was fortunate to walk away with a win in Saturday's 13-7 victory at Miami. The right-hander gave up a career-high seven runs and season-worst nine hits over five innings

"It was a bad day," said Lynn, whose run support average of 7.22 ranks highest in the league. "I was fighting it the whole time. I only had one pitch, the fastball. When I threw it they got hits, and I wasn't able to get other pitches over for strikes."

Leading the NL in runs (359), average (.276), and on-base percentage (.336), St. Louis (46-26) has taken six of seven and 15 of 20 from the Cubs (29-41) at home. The Cardinals came through again in Wednesday's 4-1 victory.

Jake Westbrook threw seven sharp innings and Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer as St. Louis improved to 16-8 at home since April 30.

Molina is batting .449 with three home runs and 21 RBIs in his last 24 games.

"With the way he's been hitting, but more importantly the way he's handled us as a staff and the way we've been pitching," Westbrook said of Molina, whom he believes is deserving of MVP consideration. "He, in my mind, is the reason for that."

The Cardinals will try to stay hot against Feldman (6-5, 3.05), who allowed two hits and struck out six over seven innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 5-2 road win over the New York Mets.

"His cutter seems to be harder, and it seems like (it has) a few more inches of movement," Sveum told MLB's official website. "He's able to stick to the game plan so well, he can pitch down and away to stay away from slugging - which he did very well for the most part."

Feldman has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all but two of his last 12 starts.

"He knows how to pitch," Mets third baseman David Wright said of the right-hander, who's never started against St. Louis.

The Cubs have hit .173 in dropping three of four. Starlin Castro, who's hitless in his last eight at_bats, has gone 11 for his last 81 (.136) with 19 strikeouts.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Cubs at Cardinals
Mon, Jun 17 Final 2 to 5
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Cubs at Cardinals
Tue, Jun 18 Final 4 to 2
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 3
Cubs at Cardinals
Wed, Jun 19 Final 1 to 4
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 4
Cubs at Cardinals
Thu, Jun 20 - 8:15PM EDT

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06/20/2013 10:21 AM

Preview: Mariners (32-41) at Angels (32-40)
Game: 4
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Date: June 20, 2013 10:05 PM EDT


Another desperate adjustment by the Los Angeles Angels seemingly wasn't enough to spark Josh Hamilton on Wednesday. Fortunately for them, a great pitching performance neutralized his latest disappointing game.

Now Hamilton takes on the pitcher he's faced more than any other, an ace against which he's badly struggled - just like his team did in one meeting this season after shelling him last year.

Los Angeles aims for its sixth win in eight games Thursday night against Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners.

C.J. Wilson held Seattle (32-41) to two hits over seven innings in a 1-0 win for the Angels (32-40) Wednesday. The only run came on Joe Saunders' first wild pitch of the season, allowing Mike Trout to score. Saunders' ninth career complete game was all for naught.

Hamilton, meanwhile, continues to struggle, so much so that manager Mike Scioscia slotted him seventh in his batting order Wednesday after he grounded into three double plays in Seattle's 3-2 win Tuesday. The slugger was 0 for 3 and struck out twice for the third consecutive game Wednesday, lowering his batting average to .210 as he hit seventh for the first time since 2009.

Hamilton's .657 OPS is a career low. He slugged .633 in his MVP season of 2010.

"We've got to figure out something," said Hamilton, hitting .152 in his last 13 home games. "Some players wear emotions on their sleeves and break things, but I'm not going to break my bat on the field because there's kids watching. If they don't think I care, they're mistaken because it hurts me more than it hurts anybody not to be performing."

Hamilton may not do much better Thursday as he's 8 for 51 (.157) with 16 strikeouts versus Hernandez and hitless in his last 10 at_bats against him.

Hernandez (8-4, 2.32 ERA) did have some troubles in five starts versus the Angels last year, collecting an 0-3 record and 6.25 ERA. However, he beat them on April 27 as he gave up two runs - one earned - and five hits in eight innings during a 3-2 win.

The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.84 ERA in his last four starts and brings a 12-inning scoreless streak into Thursday after going seven in a 4-0 win at Oakland on Saturday.

Trout has hit .407 (11 for 27) against him and enters this matchup on a roll, going 9 for 20 with eight walks in his last six games.

Hernandez will be opposed by Tommy Hanson (4-2, 3.94), who has won his last two outings while allowing four runs in 11 1-3 innings. He struck out a season-high eight against the Yankees in a 6-2 win Saturday.

"This was the most confident I've felt all year. Obviously, I needed a little time to deal with what I was dealing with, but I feel like I'm getting back to a rhythm," said Hanson, who took nearly a month off in May as he dealt with the death of his stepbrother. "I'm back to a normal routine."

Hanson won his only previous start versus Seattle, going six innings and giving up three runs in a 5-4 victory while with Atlanta on June 28, 2011.

Michael Morse is 5 for 13 with two homers against Hanson.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Mariners at Angels
Mon, Jun 17 Final 3 to 11
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Mariners at Angels
Tue, Jun 18 Final 3 to 2
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 3
Mariners at Angels
Wed, Jun 19 Final 0 to 1
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 4
Mariners at Angels
Thu, Jun 20 - 10:05PM EDT

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06/20/2013 10:25 AM

Preview: Dodgers (30-40) at Padres (36-36)
Game: 1
Venue: PETCO Park
Date: June 20, 2013 10:10 PM EDT


Although no one in baseball has issued more walks than the San Diego Padres' Jason Marquis, he hasn't lost in almost two months.

Marquis goes for a ninth consecutive victory and fourth in a row over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who visit Petco Park for the first time since April's bench-clearing brawl Thursday night.

After giving up a season-high seven runs in 4 2-3 innings in a 7-1 loss to Milwaukee on April 22, Marquis (9-2, 3.63 ERA) has gone 8-0 with a 3.25 ERA over a 10-start stretch. The veteran right-hander, who's allowed at least four base on balls in all but two of those outings, has surrendered 47 walks on the season.

Marquis yielded three runs, three hits and four walks in 6 2-3 innings in Saturday's 6-4 victory over Arizona. He has a chance to become the first Padres pitcher to win nine consecutive decisions since Kevin Brown won 11 straight May 26-Aug. 5, 1998.

Marquis now turns his attention to the Dodgers (30-40), against whom he's gone 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA over four outings since the start of last year. He gave up two runs, three hits and two walks in 6 1-3 innings in a 6-2 victory at Dodger Stadium on June 5.

"Marquis is a tough matchup, he's given us trouble," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told MLB's official website. "He seems like he pitches good every time. He's a guy that keeps the ball down. He can run the ball at you and break the ball off the plate to the other side. He's tough."

Los Angeles is set to make its first trip back to San Diego since drama unfolded April 11. After getting hit by a pitch, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged and collided with Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who suffered a broken collarbone.

These teams have played two series since, with the Padres (36-36) taking four of six at Chavez Ravine.

Yasiel Puig, who went a combined 5 for 8 with two homers and five RBIs in leading the Dodgers to two wins over San Diego in his first taste of big league action June 3-4, has yet to cool off.

Batting .474 in 15 games since getting called up from Double-A Chattanooga, Puig hit his fifth homer as Los Angeles cruised to a 6-0 road win over the New York Yankees in the back end of Wednesday's doubleheader. The Dodgers dropped the first game 6-4.

Hanley Ramirez also came up big on the day, going 6 for 8 with a homer and four RBIs.

"Hanley, for me, I've said it since he came over. I think he's one of the best hitters in the game," Mattingly said. "The way Yasiel's swinging the bat, if Adrian (Gonzalez) continues to swing the bat the way he's capable of, that's a pretty potent trio of guys."

Gonzalez, who spent five years with San Diego from 2006-10, is hitting .309 with a team-leading 45 RBIs.

The Padres followed up a season-high seven-game winning streak with back-to-back losses, falling 4-2 at San Francisco on Wednesday. San Diego found itself in another on-field altercation after Madison Bumgarner threw a pitch behind Jesus Guzman's back, prompting both benches to clear.

Guzman, who celebrated after hitting a go-ahead pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 5-4 defeat, went deep again Wednesday.

San Diego placed shortstop Everth Cabrera (strained left hamstring) on the disabled list Wednesday and could also be without Quentin again. He's missed the last five games with a shoulder injury.

The Padres will try to regroup against Dodgers scheduled starter Stephen Fife (1-2, 3.74). The right-hander's lone win came June 3, when he gave up a run in 5 1-3 innings of a 2-1 victory over San Diego.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Dodgers at Padres
Thu, Jun 20 - 10:10PM EDT

GAME 2
Dodgers at Padres
Fri, Jun 21 - 10:10PM EDT

GAME 3
Dodgers at Padres
Sat, Jun 22 - 7:15PM EDT

GAME 4
Dodgers at Padres
Sun, Jun 23 - 4:10PM EDT

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06/20/2013 10:27 AM

Preview: Marlins (22-49) at Giants (37-34)
Game: 1
Venue: AT&T Park
Date: June 20, 2013 10:15 PM EDT


It's been over a month since the San Francisco Giants have won three in a row. Standing in their way is the Miami Marlins, who have the fewest road wins in the majors but have enjoyed success in recent years when visiting San Francisco.

The Giants look to avoid an eighth straight home loss to the Marlins in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.

San Francisco's last three-game winning streak came May 10-12, and it has gone 14-19 since that minor run.

The Giants (37-34) have rallied late each time in winning their last two. They scored twice in the eighth inning to beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night and pushed across three runs in the seventh Wednesday to come away with a 4-2 win.

"We're getting good games from a lot of guys," catcher Buster Posey said.

The Marlins (22-49) have held the Giants to 12 runs during their win streak in San Francisco, but they've been having their own trouble scoring.

Miami has scored six times and managed 16 hits in the last three games after registering 19 runs and 32 hits in the previous three.

The Marlins dropped 24 of their first 30 road games but have since won three of five as the visitor. They have played much better overall in the past three weeks, going 9-8 following a 2-16 stretch that included a season-high nine-game losing streak.

Miami opened a seven-game trip by losing two of three to Arizona, falling 3-1 on Wednesday. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the eighth when Cody Ross hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer.

Marlins scheduled starter Tom Koehler (0-5, 5.09 ERA) will make his first appearance against San Francisco. All five of his losses have come in seven starts since leaving the bullpen for the rotation May 12, and he's coming off the worst outing of his career.

The right-hander allowed nine runs and eight hits over 4 2-3 innings of a 13-7 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

"You can't take any pitches off," Koehler said. "Just because you get ahead (in the count) doesn't mean you can come back and lay something over there for the next pitch, because they're going to punch it. So you have to execute every pitch."

The only Giant that has faced Koehler is outfielder Andres Torres, who went 2 for 3 with a homer in their matchups while playing for the New York Mets last season.

Chad Gaudin (2-1, 2.83) will make his fourth start for the Giants following 18 relief appearances. The right-hander has a 4.24 ERA as a starter compared to 2.05 as a reliever.

He was roughed up in his last outing, giving up four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings while not receiving a decision in a 6-5 loss at Atlanta on Saturday.

Gaudin, who went 4-2 with a 4.54 ERA in 46 relief appearances for Miami last season, is 2-4 with a 5.12 ERA in nine games - two starts - against his former team.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Marlins at Giants
Thu, Jun 20 - 10:15PM EDT

GAME 2
Marlins at Giants
Fri, Jun 21 - 10:15PM EDT

GAME 3
Marlins at Giants
Sat, Jun 22 - 4:05PM EDT

GAME 4
Marlins at Giants
Sun, Jun 23 - 4:05PM EDT

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06/20/2013 10:34 AM

MLB

Dunkel

Tampa Bay at NY Yankees
The Yankees look to take advantage of a Tampa Bay team that is coming off a 6-2 win over Boston and is 1-6 in its last 7 games following a victory. New York is the pick (-120) according to Dunkel, which has the Yankees favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-120). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Game 901-902: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (12:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Cumpton) 15.451; Cincinnati (Bailey) 17.187
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-185); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-185); Under

Game 903-904: Colorado at Washington (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Oswalt) 16.148; Washington (Zimmermann) 15.048
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Washington (-180); 7
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+160); Over

Game 905-906: NY Mets at Atlanta (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Niese) 14.870; Atlanta (Minor) 15.848
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 6
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-200); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-200); Under

Game 907-908: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Feldman) 15.556; St. Louis (Lynn) 14.434
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-185); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+165); Over

Game 909-910: LA Dodgers at San Diego (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Fife) 15.047; San Diego (Marquis) 16.891
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 2; 6
Vegas Line: San Diego (-135); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (-135); Under

Game 911-912: Miami at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Koehler) 16.246; San Francisco (Gaudin) 15.036
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1; 8
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-175); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (+155); Over

Game 913-914: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Danks) 15.572; Minnesota (Diamond) 15.044
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Minnesota (-115); 8
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-105); Over

Game 915-916: Oakland at Texas (2:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Griffin) 14.213; Texas (Lindblom) 15.241
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Oakland (-115); 10
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-105); Under

Game 917-918: Boston at Detroit (7:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lackey) 16.206; Detroit (Alvarez) 15.588
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Detroit (-125); 9
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+105); Over

Game 919-920: Tampa Bay at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Moore) 14.814; NY Yankees (Pettitte) 15.901
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1; 7
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-120); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-120); Over

Game 921-922: Seattle at LA Angels (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Hernandez) 14.480; LA Angels (Hanson) 15.464
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Seattle (-115); 7
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-105); Over

Game 923-924: Milwaukee at Houston (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Gallardo) 16.599; Houston (Harrell) 14.973
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-135); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-135); Under

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06/20/2013 10:35 AM

MLB
Long Sheet

Thursday, June 20

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PITTSBURGH (42 - 30) at CINCINNATI (44 - 29) - 12:35 PM
BRANDON CUMPTON (R) vs. HOMER BAILEY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 222-444 (-96.5 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 143-97 (+22.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 143-97 (+22.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 42-30 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 41-30 (+17.3 Units) against the money line in June games over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 20-13 (+8.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
PITTSBURGH is 45-37 (+11.3 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 42-30 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PITTSBURGH is 35-22 (+17.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PITTSBURGH is 20-9 (+13.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
CINCINNATI is 99-118 (-36.5 Units) against the money line in home games in June games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 321-345 (-83.5 Units) against the money line in home games after a win since 1997.
BAILEY is 0-6 (-8.8 Units) against the money line in home games in June games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
BAILEY is 9-18 (-12.0 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 5-4 (+2.4 Units) against CINCINNATI this season
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.6 Units)

BRANDON CUMPTON vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
No recent starts.

HOMER BAILEY vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
BAILEY is 8-2 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 2.51 and a WHIP of 1.101.
His team's record is 10-2 (+7.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-7. (-3.7 units)

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COLORADO (37 - 36) at WASHINGTON (35 - 36) - 7:05 PM
ROY OSWALT (R) vs. JORDAN ZIMMERMANN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 174-225 (-52.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 174-222 (-49.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 85-158 (-45.1 Units) against the money line in road games after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997.
WASHINGTON is 21-7 (+13.3 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 89-64 (+16.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 105-90 (+24.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
ZIMMERMANN is 32-15 (+15.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ZIMMERMANN is 32-15 (+15.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ZIMMERMANN is 26-6 (+20.2 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
WASHINGTON is 24-28 (-9.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 2-1 (+2.1 Units) against COLORADO this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

ROY OSWALT vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
OSWALT is 7-5 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.048.
His team's record is 9-11 (-8.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 11-9. (+0.7 units)

JORDAN ZIMMERMANN vs. COLORADO since 1997
ZIMMERMANN is 3-0 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 1.80 and a WHIP of 1.233.
His team's record is 3-2 (+0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-4. (-3.3 units)

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NY METS (27 - 41) at ATLANTA (43 - 30) - 7:10 PM
JON NIESE (L) vs. MIKE MINOR (L)
Top Trends for this game.
NY METS are 27-41 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY METS are 27-41 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
NY METS are 56-83 (-23.9 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 53-74 (-24.6 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 137-99 (+22.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 63-34 (+24.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 134-97 (+20.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 86-51 (+24.8 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 94-99 (+19.1 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.
NY METS are 9-2 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Thursday over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY METS is 4-5 (+0.8 Units) against ATLANTA this season
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.8 Units)

JON NIESE vs. ATLANTA since 1997
NIESE is 6-4 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.474.
His team's record is 7-6 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-4. (+4.0 units)

MIKE MINOR vs. NY METS since 1997
MINOR is 4-1 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.270.
His team's record is 6-2 (+2.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-2. (+3.7 units)

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CHICAGO CUBS (29 - 41) at ST LOUIS (46 - 26) - 8:15 PM
SCOTT FELDMAN (R) vs. LANCE LYNN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO CUBS are 90-142 (-34.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 37-78 (-25.4 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 9-23 (-11.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 90-142 (-34.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 41-73 (-22.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 62-103 (-27.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 22-54 (-21.6 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 14-29 (-11.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
FELDMAN is 1-8 (-9.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ST LOUIS is 46-26 (+11.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ST LOUIS is 46-26 (+11.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ST LOUIS is 38-18 (+14.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
LYNN is 33-12 (+16.9 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LYNN is 18-3 (+13.4 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LYNN is 33-12 (+16.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO CUBS is 2-3 (+0.1 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.0 Units)

SCOTT FELDMAN vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
No recent starts.

LANCE LYNN vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
LYNN is 4-1 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.149.
His team's record is 4-1 (+2.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-4. (-3.3 units)

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LA DODGERS (30 - 40) at SAN DIEGO (36 - 36) - 10:10 PM
STEPHEN FIFE (R) vs. JASON MARQUIS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LA DODGERS are 30-40 (-18.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA DODGERS are 9-21 (-20.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
LA DODGERS are 30-40 (-18.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA DODGERS are 21-30 (-17.5 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
LA DODGERS are 19-25 (-11.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
LA DODGERS are 10-19 (-12.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
SAN DIEGO is 112-122 (+11.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 22-14 (+9.3 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 36-33 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MARQUIS is 10-4 (+8.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
MARQUIS is 10-4 (+8.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
MARQUIS is 21-14 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN DIEGO is 5-4 (+4.7 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.0 Units)

STEPHEN FIFE vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
FIFE is 1-0 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 1.69 and a WHIP of 1.313.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

JASON MARQUIS vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
MARQUIS is 8-4 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 2.76 and a WHIP of 1.126.
His team's record is 10-8 (+4.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 9-9. (-0.8 units)

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MIAMI (22 - 49) at SAN FRANCISCO (37 - 34) - 10:15 PM
TOM KOEHLER (R) vs. CHAD GAUDIN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 22-49 (-16.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MIAMI is 21-49 (-26.1 Units) against the money line in June games over the last 3 seasons.
MIAMI is 4-18 (-15.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 90-138 (-38.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 61-93 (-25.4 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 60-98 (-32.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 52-87 (-28.3 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 41-74 (-25.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 142-107 (+26.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 190-93 (+41.1 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 142-105 (+28.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 89-61 (+24.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 81-59 (+16.1 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

TOM KOEHLER vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
No recent starts.

CHAD GAUDIN vs. MIAMI since 1997
GAUDIN is 0-2 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 7.36 and a WHIP of 2.000.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.2 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (29 - 40) at MINNESOTA (32 - 36) - 1:10 PM
JOHN DANKS (L) vs. SCOTT DIAMOND (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 29-40 (-12.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 44-56 (-17.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 13-26 (-12.8 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 76-87 (-25.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 27-38 (-12.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 14-25 (-13.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 15-24 (-10.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
MINNESOTA is 40-29 (+18.0 Units) against the money line in June games over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 18-10 (+10.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
MINNESOTA is 82-116 (-33.4 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 73-91 (-36.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Thursday since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 82-116 (-33.4 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 5-2 (+3.9 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.8 Units)

JOHN DANKS vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
DANKS is 6-9 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 5.00 and a WHIP of 1.473.
His team's record is 7-14 (-9.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 9-12. (-4.1 units)

SCOTT DIAMOND vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
DIAMOND is 3-4 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 4.65 and a WHIP of 1.402.
His team's record is 3-4 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-3. (-0.3 units)

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OAKLAND (43 - 31) at TEXAS (40 - 32) - 2:05 PM
A.J. GRIFFIN (R) vs. JOSH LINDBLOM (R)
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 43-31 (+11.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
OAKLAND is 65-58 (+19.9 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 133-115 (+35.8 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 10 to 10.5 since 1997.
OAKLAND is 13-5 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents this season.
OAKLAND is 43-28 (+14.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
OAKLAND is 92-62 (+39.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 70-57 (+24.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
GRIFFIN is 20-10 (+10.5 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TEXAS is 6-12 (-10.8 Units) against the money line in June games this season.
TEXAS is 68-64 (-21.6 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 4-5 (+0.5 Units) against TEXAS this season
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.9 Units)

A.J. GRIFFIN vs. TEXAS since 1997
GRIFFIN is 1-0 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.213.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.1 units)

JOSH LINDBLOM vs. OAKLAND since 1997
LINDBLOM is 0-1 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 7.71 and a WHIP of 1.927.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

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BOSTON (44 - 30) at DETROIT (39 - 31) - 7:05 PM
JOHN LACKEY (R) vs. JOSE ALVAREZ (L)
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 113-123 (-31.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 43-56 (-24.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 95-111 (-39.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 75-90 (-30.7 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 56-66 (-21.8 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 58-76 (-23.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 134-111 (-19.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 130-108 (-20.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 78-69 (-12.5 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

JOHN LACKEY vs. DETROIT since 1997
LACKEY is 6-2 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.366.
His team's record is 7-3 (+2.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-5. (-1.5 units)

JOSE ALVAREZ vs. BOSTON since 1997
No recent starts.

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TAMPA BAY (37 - 35) at NY YANKEES (39 - 32) - 7:05 PM
MATT MOORE (L) vs. ANDY PETTITTE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 87-50 (+24.1 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 78-33 (+29.4 Units) against the money line after getting shut out since 1997.
TAMPA BAY is 492-583 (+16.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY YANKEES is 3-3 (+1.4 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.6 Units)

MATT MOORE vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
MOORE is 3-2 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.274.
His team's record is 3-3 (-0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-3. (-0.5 units)

ANDY PETTITTE vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
PETTITTE is 17-7 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 3.98 and a WHIP of 1.450.
His team's record is 21-11 (+1.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-22. (-14.0 units)

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SEATTLE (32 - 41) at LA ANGELS (32 - 40) - 10:05 PM
FELIX HERNANDEZ (R) vs. TOMMY HANSON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SEATTLE is 296-424 (-101.7 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 108-89 (+29.0 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 to +125 since 1997.
HANSON is 21-6 (+15.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less since 1997. (Team's Record)
HANSON is 7-0 (+8.3 Units) against the money line in June games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HERNANDEZ is 28-11 (+15.3 Units) against the money line in June games since 1997. (Team's Record)
LA ANGELS are 32-40 (-20.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA ANGELS are 19-20 (-12.1 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
LA ANGELS are 11-20 (-18.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
LA ANGELS are 32-40 (-20.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA ANGELS are 18-33 (-26.1 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
LA ANGELS are 23-30 (-16.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
SEATTLE is 4-5 (+0.0 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.3 Units)

FELIX HERNANDEZ vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
HERNANDEZ is 7-12 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.273.
His team's record is 12-19 (-9.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 14-13. (-1.2 units)

TOMMY HANSON vs. SEATTLE since 1997
HANSON is 1-0 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.500.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.2 units)

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MILWAUKEE (29 - 41) at HOUSTON (27 - 46) - 2:10 PM
YOVANI GALLARDO (R) vs. LUCAS HARRELL (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 29-41 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 47-68 (-24.1 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 10-25 (-19.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 9-17 (-11.4 Units) against the money line in an inter-league game over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 33-51 (-25.6 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 29-41 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MILWAUKEE is 24-36 (-18.1 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
GALLARDO is 14-2 (+12.1 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HOUSTON is 139-259 (-66.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 33-82 (-36.2 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 137-258 (-67.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 94-194 (-61.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 87-170 (-48.0 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 1-1 (+0.1 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.0 Units)

YOVANI GALLARDO vs. HOUSTON since 1997
GALLARDO is 13-3 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.153.
His team's record is 13-3 (+7.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-6. (+3.7 units)

LUCAS HARRELL vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
HARRELL is 0-1 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.258.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.2 units)

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06/20/2013 10:40 AM

MLB

Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, June 20

Hot pitchers
-- Washington is 7-0 at home when Zimmerman starts (6-0, 1.64).
-- Braves won last eight Minor starts (5-0, 2.94). Niese is 0-1, 2.79 in his last three starts.
-- Feldman is 6-2, 2.74 in his last ten starts. Cardinals won Lynn's last five starts, scoring 43 runs (1-0, 9.00 last two starts, 11 IP).
-- Fife is 1-2, 2.65 in his last three starts. Marquis is 3-0, 3.05 in his last three outings.
-- Gaudin is 2-1, 4.24 in three starts this season.

-- Gallardo is 2-0, 0.00 (14 IP) in his last two starts; Harrell is 1-1, 2.18 in his last three outings.

-- Lackey is 3-1, 2.87 in his last six starts. Alvarez allowed one run in six IP, winning his first '13 start.
-- Hernandez is 3-0, 1.84 in his last four starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Cumpton allowed three runs in five IP in his first '13 start.
-- Bailey is 1-2, 5.96 in his last four starts.
-- Oswalt was 3-2, 2.16 in five AAA starts; he's made 335 career starts, was 4-3, 5.80 in nine starts LY (163-96, 3.28 career record).
-- Koehler is 0-3, 7.04 in his last five starts.

-- Diamond is 0-2, 10.24 in his last two starts. Danks is 1-3, 4.88 in last four.
-- Lindblom is 0-2, 5.94 in three starts this season. Griffin is 0-3, 4.15 in his last four starts.
-- Moore is 0-3, 14.60 in his last three starts. Pettitte is 1-2, 4.18 in last four.
-- Hanson is 1-2, 5.56 in his last four starts.

Starting Pitchers/First Inning
You can wager on whether teams will score in first inning. Below is how often a starting pitcher has allowed 1+ runs in first inning in one of his starts........
-- Cumpton 0-1; Bailey 2-14
-- Oswalt 0-0; Zimmerman 1-15
-- Niese 4-13 (1 of last 9); Minor 4-14
-- Feldman 4-13; Lynn 4-13
-- Fife 1-4; Marquis 4-14
-- Koehler 3-7; Gaudin 0-2

-- Gallardo 3-15; Harrell 3-15

-- Danks 2-5; Diamond 5-12
-- Griffin 1-14; Lindblom 1-3
-- Lackey 4-11; Alvarez 0-1
-- Moore 6-14 (6 of last 9); Pettitte 3-11
-- Hernandez 3-15; Hanson 3-8

Totals
-- Seven of last eight Cincinnati games stayed under total.
-- Three of last four Colorado games stayed under total.
-- Under is 5-2-2 in Mets' last nine games.
-- Last four Cub games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 9-4-1 in last fourteen San Diego games.
-- Over is 6-3-1 in Miami's last ten games.

-- 11 of last 14 Houston games stayed under the total.

-- Three of last four Minnesota games went over total.
-- Over is 3-0-1 in last four Oakland games.
-- Under is 7-0-1 in last eight Boston games.
-- Under is 8-3-1 in last ten Bronx games.
-- Eleven of last thirteen Seattle games stayed under the total.

Hot teams
-- Cincinnati won seven of its last ten games.
-- Braves won four of their last six games.
-- Cardinals won 16 of their last 24 home games.
-- Padres won seven of last nine games, but lost last two.
-- Giants won six of their last nine home games.

-- Astros won five of their last seven games.

-- Twins won three of their last four games.
-- Angels won five of their last seven games.

Cold teams
-- Pirates lost six of their last nine road games.
-- Washington lost four of its last six games. Colorado is 3-7 in its last ten road games.
-- Mets lost 13 of their last 18 games (3-2 last five).
-- Cubs lost three of their last four games.
-- Dodgers lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Miami lost 12 of its last 15 road games.

-- Brewers are 3-4 in their last seven games.

-- White Sox lost 13 of their last 15 road games.
-- Rangers lost 10 of their last 14 games; A's lost four of last six.
-- Detroit lost its last two games, outscored 18-5. Red Sox lost three of their last four road games.
-- Bronx lost six of its last eight games. Tampa Bay lost eight of its last eleven.
-- Seattle lost 12 of its last 17 away games.

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cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
06/20/2013 10:41 AM

MLB

Thursday, June 20

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Trend Report
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12:35 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. CINCINNATI
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

1:10 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 23 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

2:05 PM
OAKLAND vs. TEXAS
Oakland is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against Texas
Oakland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas's last 13 games at home
Texas is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Oakland

2:10 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. HOUSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games when playing Milwaukee

7:05 PM
COLORADO vs. WASHINGTON
Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Colorado is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
Washington is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Colorado

7:05 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. NY YANKEES
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees's last 12 games
NY Yankees are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games

7:08 PM
BOSTON vs. DETROIT
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston

7:10 PM
NY METS vs. ATLANTA
NY Mets are 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Atlanta is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home

8:15 PM
CHI CUBS vs. ST. LOUIS
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

10:05 PM
SEATTLE vs. LA ANGELS
Seattle is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Seattle is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing Seattle

10:10 PM
LA DODGERS vs. SAN DIEGO
LA Dodgers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers's last 9 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

10:15 PM
MIAMI vs. SAN FRANCISCO
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco's last 11 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games

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