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On 04/22/2012 10:18 AM in MLB

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New Week Begins With Yankees, Rangers In Texas

The second full week of the 2012 season started with 11 opening day arms taking the mound on Monday, and it will end with 13 such pitchers throwing Sunday, a few of them the same hurlers.

But while names like CC Sabathia, Tim Lincecum, Johnny Cueto and Ian Kennedy, to name but a few of Sunday's scheduled starters, are on the hill, no two pitchers will face bigger assignments the next two days than Francisco Liriano and Jair Jurrjens. Liriano will lead the Minnesota Twins on Sunday when they close out a weekend set in Tampa Bay against Jeff Niemann and the Rays. Jurrjens' regular turn is Monday for the Atlanta Braves who move from Arizona to Los Angeles to begin a new series opposite Chris Capuano and the Dodgers.

Simply put, if the Twins or Braves are really going to seriously contend this season, both Liriano and Jurrjens are going to have to perform up to snuff. We'll begin with Liriano and the Twins since he's up first on Sunday in a 1:40 p.m. (ET) contest inside Tropicana Field against Joe Maddon's Rays who are playing .585 ball there since the start of the 2008 schedule (168-119).

Liriano struggled in 2011 to continue his on-off seasonal offerings. He was third behind Justin Verlander and Jonathan Papelbon for the 2006 AL Rookie of the Year award, missed all of '07 following surgery, made a brief but successful return in '08, stunk it up in '09, solid again in 2010 and a bit stinky last year.

Everything pointed to that continuing after Liriano enjoyed a very good spring – 7 starts, 33:5 strikeout-to-walk ratio, 2.33 ERA. But it didn't carry over, to put it mildly, with the southpaw sporting an ERA close to 12 after allowing five earned runs in each of his three starts to begin the regular season, lasting only into the third inning of the most recent outing at the Yankees. Minnesota has come out on top in just one of Liriano's last five starts vs. Tampa Bay, his lone game at The Trop in that span ending after just 12 outs and four Rays runs already across.

Niemann isn't off to a good beginning to 2012 himself; Tampa Bay has dropped both of the big righty's efforts, though Evan Longoria's hat trick in the 'E' column the last time out played a big part in that defeat. The Rays are a perfect 5-0 in Niemann's career assignments vs. Minnesota with his ERA under 3.00.

Dodgers Look To Continue Perfect Start In LA
Jurrjens not only has to end his struggles, he has to do it at Chavez Ravine where the Dodgers are 6-0 to begin the season.

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez keeps saying Jurrjens' troubles are not related to the knee injuries that have shortened each of his past two seasons and his place in the Braves rotation is secure. We'll see how long that remains the case with batters slugging .690 against the right-hander to go with nine walks against just eight strikeouts in his first 13+ innings.

The good news is Braves batters have come alive in each of Jurrjens' last two starts with 24 runs combined, and his lone assignment against LA a year ago was a fine outing at Dodger Stadium (6 IP, 1 ER), though Atlanta couldn't capitalize with the dubya.

The bad news is Braves hitters have not had much success recently when facing Capuano. The lefty beat Atlanta twice last season while pitching in a Mets jersey, including a 2-hit, 13-K shutout at Citi Field.

The Dodgers won three of the four games played in LA last season; Monday's first pitch is 10:10 p.m. (ET).

Meanwhile Down In Texas...
No rest for the weary as the Rangers come off a 9-game road trip to begin a series in Arlington against the New York Yankees on Monday. ESPN will have the first pitch a little after 7:00 p.m. (ET). Complicating the trip for Ron Washington's club was Friday's contest in Detroit being rained out, forcing the Rangers and Tigers to play two on Saturday.

New York will be jetting into the Lone Star State after Sunday night's matchup in Boston. Joe Girardi has yet to officially announce his Monday hurler, though it is Hiroki Kuroda's turn in the order. The former Dodger has sandwiched two poor outings around one very good effort to begin his Yankees career with a 1-2 record and 5.00 ERA. He's seen the Rangers just once before, a 2009 start in Arlington that didn't go too well -- 5-1/3 IP, 4 ER -- in a 6-0 defeat.

Derek Holland heads to the mound for Texas looking for his third consecutive victory. He limited the Red Sox to just four hits and two runs over the course of seven innings his last time out, but has not had much success in the regular season vs. the Yanks. Texas is 1-4 in his five starts against New York while Holland's ERA is a bloated 9.00.

Holland did grab a dubya out of the 'pen vs. the Yankees during the 2010 ALCS when he tossed 5-2/3 scoreless innings of relief in that series. Former Ranger Mark Teixeira has given the left-hander the most trouble, banging three homers among his seven career hits off Holland (15 AB).

New York won seven of the nine meetings between the two clubs a year ago, including two of three in Texas.

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04/22/2012 10:24 AM

Around the Horn - Sunday

April 22, 2012



NATIONAL LEAGUE


San Francisco at N.Y. Mets - 1:10 PM EST (Game 3/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Lincecum (0-2, 10.54 ERA) 7-6 0-5 past 5 road starts by Lincecum
Gee (1-1, 2.92 ERA) 7-6 UNDER 5-1 L6 home vs. RHP

Giants beat Mets, 4-3 on Friday
Mets beat Giants, 5-4 on Saturday

Miami at Washington - 1:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Johnson (0-2, 5.94 ERA) 7-8 UNDER 6-0 L6 at WAS
Gonzalez (1-0, 2.04 ERA) 12-4 UNDER 6-0 L6 Game 3s

Nationals beat Marlins, 2-0 on Friday
Nationals beat Marlins, 3-2 on Saturday

St. Louis at Pittsburgh - 1:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Lohse (2-0, 0.89 ERA) 10-5 Under 5-0 L5 road games
Bedard (2-0, 0.89 ERA) 6-8 4-1 L5 vs. RHP

Cardinals beat Pirates, 4-1 on Friday
Pirates beat Cardinals, 2-0 on Saturday

Los Angeles at Houston - 2:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Billingsley (2-0, 1.33 ERA) 12-3 6-0 SU past 6 vs. HOU
Rodriguez (0-2, 1.96 ERA) 5-10 UNDER 4-1-2 L7 vs. LAD

Dodgers beat Astros, 3-1 on Friday
Dodgers beat Astros, 5-1 on Saturday

Colorado at Milwaukee - 2:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Guthrie (1-1, 7.79 ERA) 7-7 5-21 L26 Sunday games
Gallardo (1-1, 4.58 ERA) 7-8 0-6 L6 starts by Gallardo vs. COL

Rockies beat Brewers, 4-3 on Friday
Brewers beat Rockies, 9-4 on Saturday

Cincinnati at Chicago - 2:20 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Cueto (1-0, 1.89 ERA) 6-9 3-7 L10 road games
Wells (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 4-11 OVER 4-1-1 L6

Reds beat Cubs, 9-4 on Friday
Cubs beat Reds, 6-1 on Saturday

Philadelphia at San Diego - 4:05 PM EST (Game 4/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Blanton (1-2, 4.26 ERA) 7-8 0-5 L5 Game 4s
Bass (0-2, 3.38 ERA) 4-12 7-3 L10 as fave


Phillies beat Padres, 2-0 on Thursday
Phillies beat Padres, 4-1 on Friday
Padres beat Phillies, 5-1 on Saturday


Atlanta at Arizona - 4:10 PM EST (Game 4/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Delgado (2-0, 4.35 ERA) 10-5 OVER 6-1 L7 vs LHP
Kennedy (2-0, 3.86 ERA) 7-8 3-1 L4 Game 3's

Braves beat Diamondbacks, 10-2 on Thursday
Braves beat Diamondbacks, 9-1 on Friday
Braves beat Diamondbacks, 3-2 on Saturday

AMERICAN LEAGUE


Texas at Detroit - 1:05 PM EST (Game 4/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Lewis (2-0, 1.83 ERA) 12-3 4-0 L4 Game 4s
Smyly (0-0, 0.90 ERA) 10-5 1-7 L8 as home dog

Rangers beat Tigers, 10-3 on Thursday
Rangers beat Tigers, 10-4 on Saturday
Tigers beat Rangers, 3-2 on Saturday

Minnesota at Tampa Bay - 1:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Liriano (0-2, 11.91 ERA) 5-9 UNDER 5-1 L6 at TB
Niemann (0-2, 4.50 ERA) 7-7 5-1 L6 home vs. LHP

Twins beat Rays, 5-4 on Friday
Rays beat Twins, 4-1 on Saturday

Toronto at Kansas City - 2:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Romero (2-0, 3.72 ERA) 8-6 5-1 L6 road games
Duffy (1-1, 2.13 ERA) 3-11 0-8 L8 home

Blue Jays beat Royals, 4-3 on Friday
Blue Jays beat Royals, 9-5 on Saturday

Baltimore at Los Angeles - 3:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Chen (1-0, 3.27 ERA) 8-7 2-8 L10 vs. AL West
Haren (0-1, 4.76 ERA) 6-9 7-2 L9 vs. BAL

Angels beat Orioles, 6-3 on Friday
Angels beat Orioles, 6-3 on Saturday

Cleveland at Oakland - 4:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Masterson (0-1, 6.48 ERA) 8-5 7-1 SU on the road
Ross (0-0, 3.00 ERA) 7-9 1-4 vs. CLE past 5 at home

Indians beat Athletics, 4-3 on Friday
Indians beat Athletics, 5-1 on Saturday

Chicago at Seattle - 4:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Danks (1-2, 4.82 ERA) 8-6 1-4 L5 Game 3s
Millwood (0-0, 6.30 ERA) 7-9 UNDER 13-4-1 L18

White Sox beat Mariners, 7-3 on Friday
White Sox beat Mariners, 4-0 on Saturday

N.Y. Yankees at Boston - 8:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Sabathia (1-0, 5.59 ERA) 9-6 5-0 L5 road games
Bard (0-2, 4.63 ERA) 4-10 0-5 L5 home games

Yankees beat Red Sox, 6-2 on Friday
Yankees beat Red Sox, 15-9 on Saturday

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04/22/2012 10:25 AM

Yankees try to finish off sweep in Boston Sunday


NEW YORK YANKEES (9-6)

at BOSTON RED SOX (4-10)


First pitch: Sunday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: New York -125, Boston +115, Total: 9

The Yankees look to finish off an impressive sweep in Fenway Park when they trot out CC Sabathia to face the Red Sox Sunday night.

After winning Friday’s game 6-2 with five homers, New York pulled off a stunning comeback on Saturday, erasing a 9-0 deficit in the sixth inning to win 15-9. The Yankees smacked three homers during the improbable comeback, two by Mark Teixeira and a grand slam from Nick Swisher, who both finished with three hits and 6 RBI for the game. Boston’s bullpen allowed 14 runs (13 ER) in three innings on Saturday and now carries an 8.44 ERA (40 ER in 42.2 IP) and 1.81 WHIP. The Red Sox will give the ball to converted starter Daniel Bard who has a 1.71 WHIP in his first two major-league starts. Sabathia has made a living off dominating bad teams, going 115-42 (.732, +45.8 Units) in his career against clubs that have been outscored by at least ½ run per game. Boston is a dreadful 11-30 (.268) since Sept. 1, 2011 and the Yankees were 23-12 (.657) with Sabathia on the mound last year. Expect the big lefty to lead NEW YORK to another victory on Sunday night.

This FoxSheets trend favors the Yankees to complete the sweep:

BOSTON is 15-24 (38.5%, -17.0 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons. The average score was BOSTON 4.3, OPPONENT 4.9 - (Rating = 1*).

Sabathia (1-0, 5.59 ERA) hasn’t pitched as bad as his ERA would indicate, posting a 1.13 WHIP with 15 strikeouts and just three walks in his 13.1 innings. After allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings at Baltimore, he was much more effective his last outing, holding the Twins to three runs and four hits in 7.1 innings, fanning seven and walking one. From 2006 to 2010, Sabathia thrived against the Red Sox, going 5-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 10 starts against them. But last year, Boston batted .333 against him in five starts, saddling Sabathia with a 6.39 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. He went 1-4 in those outings, to fall to 7-11 (team is 8-14) in 22 career regular-season starts versus Boston.

Despite last year’s struggles, the only two current Red Sox with a .300 BA against Sabathia (at least 15 AB) are injured OF Carl Crawford (.319) and 3B Kevin Youkilis (.344) who left Saturday’s game with a left quad contusion and will probably not play Sunday. Sabathia has dominated Boston’s three biggest healthy bats, holding Adrian Gonzalez to a .200 BA (5-for-25, 11 K), David Ortiz to a .224 BA (11-for-49, 15 K) and Dustin Pedroia to a pitiful .257 slugging percentage with 13 K in 35 lifetime at-bats. Boston traded for OF Marlon Byrd on Saturday, but he was a woeful 3-for-43 with the Cubs this season and is 2-for-8 lifetime versus Sabathia.

After surrendering five runs on eight hits in just five innings in his first major-league start, Bard (0-2, 4.63 ERA) allowed just one run in 6.2 innings in Monday’s start versus Tampa Bay. Although he fanned seven Rays that outing, he also allowed seven walks. Bard faced the Yankees 21 times over the past two seasons with great success. In 19.1 relief innings, he posted a 2.79 ERA and .197 Opp. BA against the Pinstripes, but did allow three homers. He’s served up four homers (all solo shots) to Mark Teixeira in 15 career at-bats, but two other starters have never gotten a hit off Bard. Robinson Cano is 0-for-8 with 2 K and Derek Jeter is 0-for-7 with 3 K.

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04/22/2012 10:28 AM

Sunday's betting tips: Amare's return affecting Melo

Weather to watch

A 16-mph wind will be blowing in from left when the Cubs host the Reds on a cloudy Sunday. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain, and temperatures will be in the low 50s.

Who’s hot

NBA: Golden State is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 road games.

NBA: The Hornets are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games.

NHL: Pittsburgh is 9-4 in its last 13 games in Philadelphia.

MLB: The White Sox are 5-0 in John Danks’ last five starts vs. Seattle.

MLB: The D-Backs are 7-2 in Ian Kennedy’s last nine home starts vs. winning teams.

Who’s not

NBA: The Lakers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on one day’s rest.

NBA: Sacramento is 0-6 ATS in their six games playing on one day’s rest.

NHL: The over is 2-7-3 in the last 12 Kings-Canucks games.

MLB: The Twins are 2-6 in Nelson Liriano’s last eight road starts.

MLB: The Angels are 0-5 in Dan Haren’s last five starts on grass.

Key stat

23 – That’s how many first-period goals the Flyers and Penguins have combined to score, most in NHL history through the first five games of a playoff series. The record of 25 was set by Chicago and Edmonton in 1985.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Nicklas Grossman, arguably the Flyers’ top defenseman, missed Game 5 with a concussion and is doubtful to play again in the series, which resumes Sunday in Philly. Grossmann took first-period hits from the Tyler Kennedy and Evgeni Malkin in the Flyers’ 10-3 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday. He sat out the third period, then was replaced by Erik Gustafsson on Friday.

Games of the day

Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers (115, 7)

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers (1, 200)

Notable quotable

"We're in this together. We worked hard all year to be in this position. Right now, I am going to do the best I can to be ready in case I'm needed. I'm 100 percent behind Cory and my teammates." – Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo, who is expected to be on the bench again for Sunday’s Game 5 as Cory Schneider makes his third straight start. There is speculation that Luongo, the best goalie in franchise history, already has played his last game as a Canuck.

Tips and notes

Despite first baseman Ike Davis’ struggles, the Mets don’t plan to move him out of the cleanup spot. Davis is hitting an abominable .148 (8 for 54) with three homers and seven RBIs. ''We need him,'' manager Terry Collins said. “As I told him, I’d move him and let him relax but I don’t have anyone else I can put in that spot right now either… I think eventually and very soon, he’s going to be doing some damage.'' Davis went 1 for 4 with an RBI in New York's 5-4 win over San Francisco on Saturday.

Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire will play his second game since returning from a back injury when New York visits Atlanta on Sunday. On Friday against Cleveland, Stoudemire played 27 minutes, getting 15 points and four blocks. "As the game went on, I felt more comfortable," said Stoudemire. "It’s just muscle memory." But Carmelo Anthony didn’t adjust well to Stoudemire’s return, scoring 12 on 5-of-13 shooting in the loss to the Cavs. Melo had been on a tear over the previous 13 games without Stoudemire. The Knicks went 9-4 in that span.

Ryan Dempster, whose 1.33 ERA ranks eighth in the NL, won’t make his scheduled Sunday start against the Reds: he was put on the DL with a quad injury. Randy Wells was called up from AAA Iowa to take Dempster’s place. Dempster’s injury is just the latest blow to the reeling Cubs, who placed reliever Kerry Woods on the DL Friday with a sore right shoulder.

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04/22/2012 10:29 AM

Armadillo: Sunday's six-pack

Coming into Saturday's play, the six players who had knocked in highest percentage of baserunners during their AB's (minimum 20 PA).......

6) Jack Hannahan, Clev 10-32, 31.3%

5) Luke Scott, TB 11-34, 32.4%

4) Matt Kemp, LA 12-37, 32.4%

3) AJ Pierzyski, CWS 9-27, 33.4%

2) Andre Ethier, LA 15-43 34.9%

1) Matt Carpenter, StL 10-28, 35.7%


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Armadillo: Sunday's List of 13: Summing up a strange sports Saturday......

13) Congrats to Philip Humber, the #5 starter for the White Sox, who threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history in Seattle Saturday. He got 27 outs on 96 pitches: five grounders, 13 fly balls, nine strikeouts. Well done.

12) Not so well done was the relief pitching in Boston, where six different arsonists combined to allow 14 runs on 12 hits in three agonizingly long innings. How happy was Terry Francona watching this debacle?

11) Seriously, Bobby Valentine struts around like he's Abner Doubleday or something, but Boston has been outscored 46-17 in five games this week, since Valentine stupidly called out Kevin Youkilis for no apparent reason. New closer Aceves has faced 19 men; 10 reached base, 8 of them scored.

10) Which brings us to headlines on the front page, the news side, of New York Post Saturday: 100 YEARS OF KICKING ASS, referring to Fenway Park being 100 years old, while the Red Sox were worse than the Bronx Bombers most of that time. Not sure what they're thinking about, putting that on the front page, but it just seems childish to me, something an idiot would post on some Internet message board.

9) Speaking of Abner Doubleday, he had to be turning over in his grave near the end of the Giant-Met game Saturday, where both teams set the game back a ways, with misplay after misplay. Giants lost when their catcher threw a ball away down the rightfield line, after they tied the game when the Mets butchered the simplest of popups in short centerfield. Mets also had two guys thrown out on bases in bottom of 8th, when they had legit chance to blow the game open. Win for the Mets, but they were very sloppy.

8) Anyone know how much it cost the greedy bastards at Gulf Oil for that giant ad on the green monster at Fenway? No wonder gas is $4.09 a gallon.

7) Too bad there isn't a rule where a GM like Theo Epstein has to take the responsibility for the Carl Crawford contract, one of the worst in baseball history so far, and send Crawford to the Cubs with Epstein. Guy makes $20M a year and he doesn't play; when he played LY, he was awful.

6) Can someone explain to me why Games 5-6 of Boston-Washington series in the NHL playoffs are on consecutive days, especially when teams travel before Game 6? Congrats to St Louis Blues, who won their first playoff series since 2002. All five games in Chicago-Phoenix series went OT.

5) I'm told there have been athletes who had Tommy John surgery without being injured, because they believe it makes your arm stronger in long run. If thats true, its more than a little scary.

4) They honored the 1972 World Champion A's in Oakland Saturday night, my boyhood heroes. Vida Blue-Dick Green-Joe Rudi-Ken Holtzman-Dave Duncan-Gene Tenace-Rollie Fingers-Bert Campaneris and a bunch more were there. Brought back awful lot of good memories.

3) Was ironic seeing Dick Green in Oakland Saturday night, after watching Bobby Valentine's rough day in Boston; Valentine was a promising player until he broke his leg in Anaheim, trying to pull a home run back in the park at the Big A, a ball hit by a second baseman named Dick Green.

2) Did you know that in 1972, the year before the DH, Oakland carried as many as four 2Bs and would pinch-hit for them every time they came up, because Green hurt his back and missed a good chunk of that season? Other guys were awful hitters-- Ted Kubiak/Tim Cullen/Larry Brown/Marty Martinez/Dal Maxvill. It was an interesting time, for sure.

1) Have to check EBay later this week and see if I can get me one of those Rollie Fingers bobbleheads they gave away Saturday in Oakland.

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04/22/2012 10:32 AM

MLB
Long Sheet

Sunday, April 22

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SAN FRANCISCO (7 - 6) at NY METS (7 - 6) - 1:10 PM
TIM LINCECUM (R) vs. DILLON GEE (R)
Top Trends for this game.
GEE is 18-11 (+9.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GEE is 18-11 (+9.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
SAN FRANCISCO is 457-451 (+44.3 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters since 1997.
NY METS are 38-50 (-17.5 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 38-50 (-17.5 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN FRANCISCO is 1-0 (+1.3 Units) against NY METS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

TIM LINCECUM vs. NY METS since 1997
LINCECUM is 3-1 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.319.
His team's record is 4-3 (+0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-4. (-1.2 units)

DILLON GEE vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
No recent starts.

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ST LOUIS (10 - 4) at PITTSBURGH (5 - 8) - 1:35 PM
KYLE LOHSE (R) vs. ERIK BEDARD (L)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 101-93 (-35.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 297-318 (+38.5 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
ST LOUIS is 57-42 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 16-7 (+9.9 Units) against the money line in road games in April games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 56-40 (+18.4 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

KYLE LOHSE vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
LOHSE is 7-2 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.205.
His team's record is 8-6 (+0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-4. (+5.8 units)

ERIK BEDARD vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
No recent starts.

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MIAMI (7 - 7) at WASHINGTON (11 - 4) - 1:35 PM
JOSH JOHNSON (R) vs. GIO GONZALEZ (L)
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 91-86 (+15.9 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 36-27 (+18.0 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 3 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 15-5 (+14.7 Units) against the money line when playing with a day off over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 39-37 (+13.4 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 91-86 (+15.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 73-68 (+25.6 Units) against the money line in road games when playing with a day off since 1997.
MIAMI is 59-39 (+22.0 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against MIAMI this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

JOSH JOHNSON vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
JOHNSON is 7-0 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 3.22 and a WHIP of 1.123.
His team's record is 10-4 (+2.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-3. (+6.9 units)

GIO GONZALEZ vs. MIAMI since 1997
GONZALEZ is 1-0 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.500.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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LA DODGERS (11 - 3) at HOUSTON (5 - 9) - 2:05 PM
CHAD BILLINGSLEY (R) vs. WANDY RODRIGUEZ (L)
Top Trends for this game.
RODRIGUEZ is 33-21 (+13.8 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)
LA DODGERS are 59-38 (+18.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 39-87 (-36.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 25-59 (-23.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 62-116 (-36.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 6-22 (-14.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 14-38 (-21.7 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 60-115 (-38.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA DODGERS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

CHAD BILLINGSLEY vs. HOUSTON since 1997
BILLINGSLEY is 4-3 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.310.
His team's record is 4-3 (-0.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-3. (+0.7 units)

WANDY RODRIGUEZ vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
RODRIGUEZ is 4-4 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 2.49 and a WHIP of 1.272.
His team's record is 4-6 (-2.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-5. (-2.9 units)

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COLORADO (7 - 6) at MILWAUKEE (6 - 8) - 2:10 PM
JEREMY GUTHRIE (R) vs. YOVANI GALLARDO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 80-97 (-31.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 10-30 (-16.8 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +150 over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 68-100 (-34.1 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 6-21 (-20.1 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 20-36 (-24.9 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 80-97 (-31.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 53-71 (-29.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 76-82 (-29.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 65-30 (+26.4 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 87-58 (+21.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 22-4 (+15.2 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 65-30 (+26.4 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 15-2 (+12.8 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
GALLARDO is 21-30 (-16.9 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 1-0 (+1.3 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

JEREMY GUTHRIE vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
No recent starts.

YOVANI GALLARDO vs. COLORADO since 1997
GALLARDO is 0-4 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 7.67 and a WHIP of 1.800.
His team's record is 0-6 (-7.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-5. (-5.7 units)

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CINCINNATI (6 - 8) at CHICAGO CUBS (3 - 11) - 2:20 PM
JOHNNY CUETO (R) vs. RANDY WELLS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 84-90 (-18.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 569-656 (+46.1 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 419-476 (+44.1 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 306-280 (+49.8 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 1190-1277 (-241.8 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 77-94 (-31.8 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 129-157 (-50.2 Units) against the money line when playing with a day off since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 71-98 (-34.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 648-656 (-126.0 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 77-94 (-31.8 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 51-67 (-23.8 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 69-84 (-32.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
WELLS is 7-17 (-13.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.2 Units)

JOHNNY CUETO vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
CUETO is 4-6 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.336.
His team's record is 6-8 (-1.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-5. (+2.5 units)

RANDY WELLS vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
WELLS is 4-1 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.293.
His team's record is 5-4 (+0.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-4. (+0.8 units)

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PHILADELPHIA (7 - 7) at SAN DIEGO (3 - 12) - 4:05 PM
JOE BLANTON (R) vs. ANTHONY BASS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 34-26 (+15.3 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 3-12 (-9.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 49-75 (-25.4 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 37-53 (-19.4 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 37-51 (-17.4 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 7 or less over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 3-12 (-9.2 Units) against the money line in April games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 3-12 (-9.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SAN DIEGO is 25-38 (-15.8 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against SAN DIEGO this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

JOE BLANTON vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
BLANTON is 2-1 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.483.
His team's record is 3-2 (+0.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (-0.4 units)

ANTHONY BASS vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
No recent starts.

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ATLANTA (9 - 5) at ARIZONA (7 - 7) - 4:10 PM
RANDALL DELGADO (R) vs. IAN KENNEDY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 104-79 (+24.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 38-21 (+17.4 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 58-35 (+14.8 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 104-79 (+24.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 76-53 (+25.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
KENNEDY is 27-11 (+16.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
KENNEDY is 27-11 (+16.0 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
ATLANTA is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against ARIZONA this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

RANDALL DELGADO vs. ARIZONA since 1997
No recent starts.

IAN KENNEDY vs. ATLANTA since 1997
KENNEDY is 0-0 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 2.03 and a WHIP of 1.275.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

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TEXAS (11 - 2) at DETROIT (9 - 4) - 1:05 PM
COLBY LEWIS (R) vs. DREW SMYLY (L)
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 110-78 (+22.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 21-8 (+13.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 47-28 (+16.8 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 118-74 (+22.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 112-69 (+22.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TEXAS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against DETROIT this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

COLBY LEWIS vs. DETROIT since 1997
LEWIS is 2-3 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 7.52 and a WHIP of 1.887.
His team's record is 2-4 (-2.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-2. (+1.7 units)

DREW SMYLY vs. TEXAS since 1997
No recent starts.

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MINNESOTA (5 - 9) at TAMPA BAY (7 - 7) - 1:40 PM
FRANCISCO LIRIANO (L) vs. JEFF NIEMANN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 68-109 (-26.9 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 28-55 (-23.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 46-81 (-25.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
LIRIANO is 15-23 (-15.4 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997. (Team's Record)
TAMPA BAY is 47-27 (+14.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 79-30 (+30.1 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 1-0 (+1.7 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
LIRIANO is 2-2 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.377.
His team's record is 3-4 (-1.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-4. (-1.6 units)

JEFF NIEMANN vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
NIEMANN is 3-0 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.110.
His team's record is 5-0 (+5.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-3. (-1.1 units)

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TORONTO (7 - 6) at KANSAS CITY (3 - 10) - 2:10 PM
RICKY ROMERO (L) vs. DANNY DUFFY (L)
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 67-74 (-33.4 Units) against the money line as a road favorite of -125 to -150 since 1997.
TORONTO is 24-12 (+14.2 Units) against the money line when playing with a day off over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 0-7 (-7.6 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
KANSAS CITY is 0-7 (-7.6 Units) against the money line in home games in April games this season.
KANSAS CITY is 0-7 (-7.6 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

RICKY ROMERO vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
ROMERO is 1-1 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.381.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

DANNY DUFFY vs. TORONTO since 1997
DUFFY is 0-1 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 11.25 and a WHIP of 3.000.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

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BALTIMORE (8 - 6) at LA ANGELS (5 - 9) - 3:35 PM
WEI-YIN CHEN (L) vs. DAN HAREN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
BALTIMORE is 153-237 (-84.3 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 371-306 (+54.7 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 604-596 (+45.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 116-111 (-62.8 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
HAREN is 33-40 (-18.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAREN is 30-39 (-21.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
LA ANGELS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against BALTIMORE this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

WEI-YIN CHEN vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
No recent starts.

DAN HAREN vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
HAREN is 5-3 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.145.
His team's record is 6-4 (-0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-5. (-1.6 units)

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CLEVELAND (7 - 5) at OAKLAND (7 - 8) - 4:05 PM
JUSTIN MASTERSON (R) vs. TYSON ROSS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 25-13 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 65-57 (+11.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CLEVELAND is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against OAKLAND this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

JUSTIN MASTERSON vs. OAKLAND since 1997
MASTERSON is 1-2 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.071.
His team's record is 1-2 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+1.0 units)

TYSON ROSS vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
ROSS is 0-0 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 1.42 and a WHIP of 1.264.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (7 - 6) at SEATTLE (7 - 8) - 4:10 PM
JOHN DANKS (L) vs. KEVIN MILLWOOD (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 48-41 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 46-35 (+16.0 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 73-60 (+21.3 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 136-204 (-60.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 35-65 (-31.1 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 133-192 (-52.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 12-31 (-17.3 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHI WHITE SOX is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against SEATTLE this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

JOHN DANKS vs. SEATTLE since 1997
DANKS is 6-4 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 2.72 and a WHIP of 1.079.
His team's record is 6-5 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-8. (-5.4 units)

KEVIN MILLWOOD vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
MILLWOOD is 1-5 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.273.
His team's record is 2-9 (-8.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-3. (+4.7 units)

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NY YANKEES (8 - 6) at BOSTON (4 - 9) - 8:05 PM
C.C. SABATHIA (L) vs. DANIEL BARD (R)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 61-58 (-18.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 96-81 (-17.5 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 37-40 (-20.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 47-46 (-19.5 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 15-24 (-17.0 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY YANKEES is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against BOSTON this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

C.C. SABATHIA vs. BOSTON since 1997
SABATHIA is 7-11 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 4.59 and a WHIP of 1.321.
His team's record is 8-14 (-9.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 13-8. (+4.3 units)

DANIEL BARD vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
No recent starts.

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04/22/2012 10:33 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, April 22

Hot pitchers
-- GGonzalez threw 14 scoreless innings in his last two tarts.
-- Lohse is 2-0, 0.89 in three starts. Bedard is 0-3, 2.65 in three starts; Pirates scored two runs in those three games.
-- Cueto is 1-0, 1.89 in three starts this season.
-- Billingsley is 2-0, 1.33 in three starts this season.
-- Gallardo is 1-0, 1.93 in his last two starts.
-- Kennedy is 2-0, 3.86 in three starts this season. Delgado is 2-0, 4.35 in his two starts this month.
-- Blanton has a 3.15 RA in his last six starts.

-- Lewis is 2-0, 1.83 in three starts this season. Smyly is 0-0, 1.80 in two starts this season; Detroit's bullpen won both games.
-- Romero is 2-0, 3.72 in three starts this season. Duffy has a 2.13 RA in two starts this season.
-- Ross is 2-1, 2.20 in his last seven starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Lincecum is 0-2, 10.54 in three starts this season. Gee is 2-2, 5.26 in his last seven starts. JJohnson is 0-2, 5.94 in three starts this season.
-- Wells was 7-6, 4.99 in 23 big league starts LY; he's allowed 15 runs in 14.1 IP in three AAA starts this season.
-- Guthrie is 1-1, 7.79 in three starts this season.
-- WRodriguez is 0-2, 3.93 in three starts this season.
-- Bass is 0-1, 3.86 in two starts, lasting total of 9.1 IP.

-- Liriano allowed 17 runs in 11.1 IP in three starts this season. Niemann allowed eight runs in 10 IP in two starts this season.
-- WChen allowed six runs in 11 IP in his first two big league starts.
-- Danks is 1-2, 4.82 in his three starts this season.
-- Masterson allowed 13 runs in 8.2 IP in his last two starts.
-- Haren is 0-1, 4.76 in three starts this season.
-- Millwood allowed eight runs in ten IP in his first two starts.
-- Sabathia has a 5.59 RA in three starts this season. Bard is 0-2, 4.63 in his first two major league starts.

Hot teams
-- St Louis won five of its last seven games.
-- Nationals won ten of their last twelve games. Miami won four of its last six games.
-- Giants won six of their last nine games.
-- Dodgers won 12 of their first 15 games.
-- Rockies won three of their last four games.
-- Braves won their last five games, scoring 45 runs.
-- Phillies have won 13 of last 14 games at Petco Park.

-- Bronx won nine of its last twelve games.
-- Rangers won 12 of first 15 games; they're 7-1 on road. Detroit won five of its last seven games.
-- Rays won four of their first five home games.
-- Blue Jays won four of their five road games.
-- Indians won six of their last seven games.
-- Angels won their last two games, both by 6-3 scores.
-- White Sox won three of their last four games.

Cold teams
-- Cubs lost six of their last seven games. Cincinnati lost six of its last nine games.
-- Pirates lost seven of their last eleven games.
-- Mets lost four of last six games, allowing 31 runs in last four.
-- Astros lost six of their last seven games.
-- Milwaukee lost six of its last nine games.
-- Arizona lost its last five games, scoring ten runs.
-- San Diego lost eight of its last ten games.

-- Red Sox lost their last five games, outscored 46-17.
-- Twins lost six of their first eight road games.
-- Royals lost their first eight home games.
-- Orioles lost three of their last four games.
-- Oakland lost three of its last four home games.
-- Seattle is 4-8 in its last 12 games.

Totals
-- Over is 6-2-1 in Cubs' last eight games.
-- Under is 9-1-1 in last ten Pittsburgh games.
-- Miami' last three away games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 5-2-1 in games at Citi Field this season.
-- Dodgers' last four road games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last six Colorado games stayed under the total.
-- Six of nine Arizona home games went over the total.
-- Seven of nine Philly road games stayed under the total.

-- Six of eight games at Fenway Park went over the total.
-- Seven of last nine Detroit games stayed under the total.
-- Five of Minnesota's last six road games went over the total.
-- Nine of last ten Toronto games went over the total.
-- Over is 7-1-1 in last nine Baltimore games.
-- Five of last six Oakland games stayed under the total.
-- Five of White Sox' seven road games stayed under total.

Umpires
-- Cin-Chi-- Visiting team won three of four Darling games.
-- Mia-Wsh-- Under is 22-12 in last 34 Cuzzi games.
-- SF-NY-- All three Nauert games went over the total.
-- LA-Hst-- All three ONora games went over the total.
-- StL-Pitt-- Home side won all three Dimuro games.
-- Colo-Mil-- Home team won all three Tichenor games.
-- Atl-Az-- Home favorites are 6-1 in Gonzalez games.
-- Phil-SD-- Underdogs won three of four Davidson games.

-- Tex-Det-- Favorites won all four TWelke games.
-- Chi-Sea-- Underdogs are 19-17 in last 36 Hudson games.
-- NY-Bos-- Home side won all four Tschida games.
-- Tor-KC-- Under is 20-14 in last 34 Timmons games.
-- Min-TB-- Favorites won all three Wegner games.
-- Clev-A's-- Under is 20-16 in last 36 Kulpa games.
-- Balt-LAA-- Home team is 20-8 in last 28 Campos games.

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04/22/2012 10:35 AM

MLB

Sunday, April 22

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Trend Report
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1:05 PM
TEXAS vs. DETROIT
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games
Detroit is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home

1:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. NY METS
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
San Francisco is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets are 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco

1:35 PM
MIAMI vs. WASHINGTON
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games when playing Washington
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

1:35 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. PITTSBURGH
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games

1:40 PM
MINNESOTA vs. TAMPA BAY
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Minnesota

2:05 PM
LA DODGERS vs. HOUSTON
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games at home

2:10 PM
COLORADO vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado

2:10 PM
TORONTO vs. KANSAS CITY
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas City's last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

2:20 PM
CINCINNATI vs. CHI CUBS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home

3:35 PM
BALTIMORE vs. LA ANGELS
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Baltimore's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 10 games
LA Angels are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games at home

4:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. SAN DIEGO
Philadelphia is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Diego's last 15 games when playing Philadelphia

4:05 PM
CLEVELAND vs. OAKLAND
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Oakland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

4:10 PM
ATLANTA vs. ARIZONA
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta

4:10 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. SEATTLE
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi White Sox's last 18 games
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

8:05 PM
NY YANKEES vs. BOSTON
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Boston's last 23 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Boston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

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04/22/2012 10:37 AM

MLB

Sunday, April 22

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Sunday Night Baseball: Yankees at Red Sox
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New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (115, 9.5)

The New York Yankees are simultaneously crushing the baseball and the spirit of the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees, who erased a 9-0 deficit and scored the game’s final 15 runs Saturday, send ace C.C. Sabathia to the mound Sunday night to try for a three-game sweep of reeling Boston. The Red Sox have lost five straight and were outscored 46-17 in the process, but facing Sabathia provides a glimmer of hope. Although he is 177-96 in his career, Sabathia is 7-9 against the Red Sox, including 3-4 at Fenway Park. The Yankees’ starting rotation is off to a slow start with an ERA of 5.84 – Sabathia’s is 5.59. But with 11 homers in their last three games, the Yanks' offense is providing plenty of support.

The Red Sox’ bullpen allowed 14 runs Saturday after Felix Doubront provided stability to the starting rotation with six solid innings. Daniel Bard, who has a 1.69 career ERA at Fenway Park, will try to keep the momentum going when he makes his third major league start. The Red Sox are 11-30 since Sept. 1, 2011.

TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN3.com

PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees LH C.C. Sabathia (1-0, 5.59 ERA) vs. Red Sox RH Daniel Bard (0-2, 4.63 ERA)

Sabathia earned his first victory in the Yankees’ 8-3 win over Minnesota on Tuesday. He didn’t allow a hit after the third inning and struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings. Sabathia pitched six innings in each of his first two starts at Baltimore and Tampa Bay. Boston’s roster is hitting .257 against Sabathia, with Mike Aviles 6-for-13 and David Ortiz 11-for-49 with two homers and 15 strikeouts.

Bard walked seven, including one with the bases loaded, in Monday’s 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay. He allowed four hits and struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings. Bard has pitched 24 innings in relief against New York, allowing 18 hits and 14 walks with 25 strikeouts and a 4.13 ERA. The Yankees’ roster is batting .243 against Bard. Curtis Granderson has fared well (4-for-7, homer) while Robinson Cano is 0-for-8.

TRENDS:
* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Boston.
* Yankees are 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Yankees are 1-4 in Sabathia's last five starts vs. Red Sox.

UMP TRENDS - Tim Tschida:
* Over is 7-3-1 in Tschidas last 11 games behind home plate.
* Home team is 5-0 in Tschidas last five games behind home plate.
* Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 games with Tschida behind home plate.

WALK-OFFS:
1. New York's Mark Teixeira and Nick Swisher had six RBIs apiece Saturday.

2. Boston designated hitter David Ortiz, a .264 career hitter in April, went 4-for-4 on Saturday and is hitting .436.

3. The Red Sox acquired center fielder Marlon Byrd from the Cubs for right-hander Michael Bowden and cash. Boston needs outfield depth with Jacoby Ellsbury out several weeks with a shoulder injury.


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04/22/2012 10:39 AM

MLB
Dunkel

Baltimore at LA Angels
The Orioles look to take advantage of an Angels team that is 1-6 in Dan Haren's last 7 starts as a favorite of -150 to -200. Baltimore is the pick (+150) according to Dunkel, which has the Orioles favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (+150). Here are all of today's picks.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Game 951-952: San Francisco at NY Mets (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Lincecum) 14.559; NY Mets (Gee) 15.425
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1; 8
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+100); Over

Game 953-954: St. Louis at Pittsburgh (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Lohse) 15.773; Pittsburgh (Bedard) 15.377
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-130); Under

Game 955-956: Miami at Washington (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Johnson) 15.850; Washington (Gonzalez) 14.152
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line: Miami (-115); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-115); Under

Game 957-958: LA Dodgers at Houston (2:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Billingsley) 14.460; Houston (Rodriguez) 15.267
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1; 8
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-145); 7
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+125); Over

Game 959-960: Colorado at Milwaukee (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Guthrie) 14.553; Milwaukee (Gallardo) 15.747
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-155); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-155); Over

Game 961-962: Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs (2:20 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Cueto) 14.155; Cubs (Wells) 15.121
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-155); No Total
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+135); N/A

Game 963-964: Philadelphia at San Diego (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Blanton) 15.435; San Diego (Bass) 14.610
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 8
Vegas Line: San Diego (-110); 7
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-110); Over

Game 965-966: Atlanta at Arizona (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Delgado) 14.354; Arizona (Kennedy) 14.825
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Arizona (-135); 9
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-135); Under

Game 967-968: Texas at Detroit (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Lewis) 17.682; Detroit (Smyly) 16.021
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-125); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-125); Under

Game 969-970: Minnesota at Tampa Bay (1:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Liriano) 15.801; Tampa Bay (Niemann) 14.820
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-170); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+150); Over

Game 971-972: Toronto at Kansas City (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Romero) 14.870; Kansas City (Duffy) 13.771
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Toronto (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-130); Over

Game 973-974: Baltimore at LA Angels (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Chen) 15.451; LA Angels (Haren) 14.022
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-170); 8
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (+150); Under

Game 975-976: Cleveland at Oakland (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Masterson) 15.030; Oakland (Ross) 15.902
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-115); 7
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-105); Over

Game 977-978: Chicago White Sox at Seattle (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Danks) 16.518; Seattle (Millwood) 14.694
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 2; 6
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-120); Under

Game 979-980: NY Yankees at Boston (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Sabathia) 15.123; Boston (Bard) 15.599
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-135); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+115); Under

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