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On 08/12/2012 11:13 AM in MLB

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Braves' Sheets Continues Comeback Against Mets

Sunday Night Baseball finds the Atlanta Braves in New York to take on the Mets, and ESPN's cameras will give most of the country their first look at Ben Sheets in more than two years.

Sheets, who has battled through numerous injuries as well as a brief retirement, is on the hill for the Braves against New York lefty Jonathon Niese. Don Best sports guru Kenny White is sending the Braves out as slight $1.15 favorites with a 7½-run total.

Sheets (4-1, 1.41) could be the comeback story of the year in baseball. He was with Oakland in 2010 when another injury cut his season short in mid-July, and hadn't been on a big league mound since until the Braves took a chance and finally called him up just after the all-star break.

The Louisiana native has made five starts, four going into the win column, and worked at least six innings in all five. The 'under' has also cashed in all five of his starts.

"He is an incredible pickup (for Atlanta)," White said, "and right now he looks like he is 100 percent healthy."

Sheets saw the Mets in his first start back on July 15, and blanked them through six innings of a 6-1 victory in Atlanta. Great command makes him a threat to do it again Sunday.

Niese (8-6, 3.82) relies mostly on his cutter and the lefty could give Atlanta trouble with the Braves only 18-23 against southpaws this year. He was effective against them in his season debut on this mound (6 IP, 3 ER), but needed some help to get the 7-5 win.

One oddity is Niese has actually pitched better on the road (3.44 ERA) than at City Field (4.16 ERA) which is generally regarded as pitcher friendly.

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08/12/2012 11:16 AM

Preview: Braves (66-47) at Mets (54-60)

Game: 3
Venue: Citi Field
Date: August 12, 2012 8:05 PM EDT

The New York Mets haven't had much luck curbing the production of Atlanta's Freddie Freeman.

Not surprisingly, the Braves haven't had much trouble beating the Mets.

Freeman looks to lead surging Atlanta to an eighth straight win over New York as it seeks another sweep Sunday night at Citi Field.

Freeman got off to a quick start Saturday, hitting a two-run double in the first inning and a three-run homer that sailed over the giant apple behind the center-field fence as part of a seven-run second inning for Atlanta (66-47), which battered Johan Santana in his return from the disabled list in a 9-3 win.

The Braves, owners of the NL's top wild-card spot, won their third in a row and are a major league-best 14-3 since July 24. They're averaging 6.2 runs in those victories.

Atlanta's offense has been even better against New York (54-60), averaging 8.1 runs in winning the last seven meetings since a 6-1 loss April 16. The Braves are seeking their first eight-game winning streak over their NL East rival since 2009.

Freeman has been instrumental to the dominance in the series, batting .481 with three homers, five doubles and 15 RBIs during the winning streak. The first baseman is also hitting .362 with 14 RBIs in his last 13 games overall for the Braves, who are 35-7 when he drives in a run.

Freeman will try to continue his tear against Jonathan Niese (8-6, 3.82 ERA), against whom he is 4 for 10 with a double lifetime.

The Braves counter with Ben Sheets (4-1, 1.41), who is far exceeding expectations after being out of baseball for two years because of Tommy John surgery, having permitted one or no runs in four of his five starts.

"I don't even try to figure it out," Sheets told the Braves' official website. "I'm just happy that I feel good."

His comeback began against the Mets on July 15, when he gave up two hits and one walk while striking out five in six scoreless innings in a 6-1 win. Daniel Murphy and Josh Thole got the only hits off Sheets, who improved to 5-1 with a 3.32 ERA in his last seven starts against New York.

The right-hander was shaky against Miami on Aug. 1, allowing four runs and 11 hits in 6 2-3 innings in a 4-2 loss. He bounced back, though, with another solid performance against Philadelphia on Monday, yielding one run and seven hits in a season-high 7 1-3 innings of a 6-1 victory.

This will be his first appearance at Citi Field, where New York has lost 11 of 12.

The Mets, who are a season-worst six games under .500, have lost five of six overall and also dropped five Niese's last six outings.

Against the Marlins on Tuesday, Niese gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings of a 4-2 defeat. All four runs and five of the hits came in the fourth inning.

The left-hander has won his last three starts against the Braves despite a 5.19 ERA. He has been backed by a 9.35 run support average. Niese's last start in the series came in his season debut April 8, when he allowed four runs, two hits and four walks in six innings of a 7-5 victory.

Brian McCann, who returned Saturday after missing two games with a sore right shoulder, is hitless in nine career at_bats against Niese.


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08/12/2012 11:18 AM

Braves try to complete sweep of Mets on Sunday


ATLANTA BRAVES (66-47)

at NEW YORK METS (54-60)


First pitch: Sunday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Atlanta -110, New York +100, Total: 7½

The surging Braves look to finish off a sweep of the Mets when the NL East rivals complete a three-game set at Citi Field on Sunday night.

Atlanta, now 14-3 in its past 17 games, has pounded New York this series, winning 4-0 on Friday and 9-3 on Saturday, scoring all nine runs in the first two innings. That gives the Braves seven straight victories over the Mets this season, outscoring them 57-25 during this win streak. Atlanta sends right-hander Ben Sheets to mound Sunday to try to continue his remarkable run. Sheets, who hadn’t pitched in the majors for nearly two full seasons before making his season debut on July 15, has won four of five starts in 2012. He has a 1.41 ERA in these five outings, having allowed one run or less in four appearances already. The Mets counter with struggling left-hander Jon Niese, who has a 4.95 ERA in his past six starts, a span in which the Mets are 1-5. This includes a 6.30 ERA in three home games, which doesn’t bode well against a Braves team whose 34-21 road record (.618) is the second-best away mark in the major leagues. Play on ATLANTA to beat New York for the eighth straight time on Sunday.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also sides with the Braves:

Play On - Road teams (ATLANTA) - average offensive team (4.3 to 4.8 runs/game) against a decent starter (ERA=3.70 to 4.20)-NL, with a starting pitcher whose ERA is 3.00 or better on the season (NL). (38-12 over the last 5 seasons.) (76%, +26.2 units. Rating = 3*).

Sheets (4-1, 1.41 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) is coming off an interesting outing in Philadelphia, in which he allowed just one run in 7.1 innings, but recorded zero strikeouts. He averaged 5.8 K’s per game in the first four starts, including punching out five Mets over six shutout innings of two-hit ball in his July 15 season debut. Sheets also blanked New York for five innings the last time he faced them on Sept. 1, 2008. Overall, Sheets is 5-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in nine career starts against the Mets. He has never pitched at Citi Field. If Sheets gets into trouble, he has great confidence in an Atlanta bullpen that sports an outstanding 3.10 ERA this year.

Niese (8-6, 3.82 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) has won three straight starts versus the Braves, including his most recent meeting on April 8 when he allowed just three earned runs and two hits over six innings. Niese had electric stuff that day with seven strikeouts, but he also walked four batters. In nine career starts against Atlanta, he is 4-2 with a 3.66 ERA, but carries a hefty 1.53 WHIP. And despite Citi Field being a favorable pitching park, Niese’s home ERA of 4.16 is considerably higher than his 3.44 road ERA. Although the Mets bullpen was outstanding on Saturday (7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s), this is not a unit that has been very reliable this year, carrying a 4.89 ERA (2nd-worst in majors). New York’s offense has provided very little support recently as well. The team has dropped six of its past eight games, scoring three runs or less in all six defeats.

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08/12/2012 11:22 AM

MLB
Dunkel

Kansas City at Baltimore
The Royals look to follow up yesterday's 7-3 win and build on their 7-1 record in Bruce Chen's last 8 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in the previous game. Kansas City is the pick (+110) according to Dunkel, which has the Royals favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+110). Here are all of today's picks.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

Game 951-952: Atlanta at NY Mets (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Sheets) 14.919; NY Mets (Niese) 15.100
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+100); Under

Game 953-954: LA Dodgers at Miami (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Capuano) 14.194; Miami (LeBlanc) 14.659
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-125); 8
Dunkel Pick: Miami (+105); Over

Game 955-956: San Diego at Pittsburgh (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Ohlendorf) 15.237; Pittsburgh (Bedard) 15.925
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-165); 8
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-165); Over

Game 957-958: Milwaukee at Houston (2:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Gallardo) 14.731; Houston (Lyles) 14.028
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-200); 8
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-200); Under

Game 959-960: Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs (2:20 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Cueto) 14.828; Cubs (Raley) 13.911
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-180); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-180); N/A

Game 961-962: Colorado at San Francisco (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (White) 15.242; San Francisco (Zito) 14.701
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-155); 8
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+135); Under

Game 963-964: Washington at Arizona (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Detwiler) 16.410; Arizona (Corbin) 15.483
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Arizona (-115); 9
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-105); Over

Game 965-966: St. Louis at Philadelphia (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Lynn) 14.971; Philadelphia (Worley) 16.208
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+110); Under

Game 967-968: NY Yankees at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Hughes) 16.858; Toronto (Happ) 14.373
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 2 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-165); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-165); Under

Game 969-970: Boston at Cleveland (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lester) 13.950; Cleveland (Kluber) 15.186
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Boston (-160); 9
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+140); Over

Game 971-972: Kansas City at Baltimore (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Chen) 16.214; Baltimore (Hunter) 15.654
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-135); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+115); Under

Game 973-974: Oakland at Chicago White Sox (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Colon) 14.402; White Sox (Sale) 15.738
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-160); 8
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-160); Over

Game 975-976: Tampa Bay at Minnesota (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Shields) 14.874; Minnesota (Diamond) 15.538
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-120); 8
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+100); Under

Game 977-978: Detroit at Texas (3:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Porcello) 15.739; Texas (Darvish) 15.127
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1/2; 11
Vegas Line: Texas (-140); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+120); Over

Game 979-980: Seattle at LA Angels (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Vargas) 14.351; LA Angels (Weaver) 15.515
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1; 8
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-250); 7
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-250); Over

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08/12/2012 11:24 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, August 12

Hot pitchers
-- LeBlanc has a 2.16 RA in two starts, but lasted total of only 8.1 innings.
-- Bedard is 1-1, 0.64 in his last two home starts.
-- Gallardo is 2-0, 1.29 in his last couple starts.
-- Cueto is 5-1, 3.46 in his last six starts.
-- Detwiler is 2-1, 2.20 in his last five starts. Corbin is 1-0, 1.50 in his last couple outings.
-- Sheets is 4-1, 1.69 in five starts this season.

-- Hughes is 2-1, 3.38 in his last five starts.
-- Colon is 3-0, 0.48 in his last three starts. Sale is 5-0, 0.94 in his last six home starts.
-- Shields won his last two starts, allowing one run in 17 IP. Diamond is 2-1, 2.31 in his last three outings.
-- Detroit won seven of last eight Porcello starts (5-1, 4.07), scoring 51 runs.
-- Weaver is 9-0, 1.60 in his last nine starts. Vargas is 5-1, 1.84 in his last six.

Cold pitchers
-- Capuano is 0-3, 6.75 in his last three starts.
-- Former Pirate Ohlendorf is 1-2, 7.24 in his last three starts.
-- Lyles is 0-4, 8.19 in his last seven starts.
-- Raley allowed seven runs in four IP in his first MLB start.
-- Zito is 1-2, 6.17 in his last four starts. White is 0-3, 6.66 in his last six.
-- Lynn is 1-1, 6.35 in his last three starts. Worley is 1-2, 6.14 in last four.
-- Niese is 1-2, 5.54 in his last four starts.

-- Happ is 1-3, 5.48 in his last four starts.
-- Lester is 0-5, 8.91 in his last six starts. Kluber has a 7.84 RA in his first two major league starts.
-- BChen is 1-3, 7.71 in his last eight starts. Hunter is 0-3, 5.00 in his last three starts.
-- Darvish is 0-2, 9.50 in his last three starts.

Hot Teams
-- Cardinals won eight of their last twelve games.
-- San Diego won its last six games, allowing 15 runs.
-- Dodgers won eight of their last twelve road games.
-- Braves won 14 of their last 17 games.
-- Washington won 18 of its last 22 games.
-- Rockies won four of their last six road games.

-- Bronx won its last four games, scoring 31 runs.
-- Baltimore won nine of its last thirteen games. Royals won five of seven.
-- White Sox won 14 of their last 19 at home. Oakland won three of its last four games overall.
-- Rays won ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Tigers won seven of their last ten games. Texas won three of four.

Cold Teams
-- Phillies are 6-8 in their last fourteen games.
-- Cubs lost ten of their last eleven games. Cincinnati lost five of seven.
-- Pirates lost four of their last five games.
-- Miami lost 16 of its last 24 games.
-- Mets lost 11 of their last 12 home games.
-- Astros lost 34 of their last 39 games. Milwaukee lost 11 in row on road, but is 3-2 in last five games overall.
-- Diamondbacks lost six of their last eight games.
-- Giants lost three of their last four home games.

-- Blue Jays lost eleven of their last thirteen games.
-- Indians lost 12 of their last 15 games. Boston lost eight of last eleven.
-- Minnesota lost its last four home games.
-- Seattle lost five of its last six games. Angels lost seven of ten.

Totals
-- Under is 12-5-1 in last eighteen games at Wrigley Field.
-- Ten of last thirteen Cardinal road games stayed under.
-- 12 of last 17 San Diego games went over the total.
-- Over is 8-3-1 in last twelve Dodger road games.
-- Nine of last eleven Atlanta games stayed under total.
-- Seven of last nine Houston games stayed under the total.
-- Last five Arizona games went over the total.
-- Under is 6-2-1 in Colorado's last nine road games.

-- Six of last nine Kansas City games stayed under total.
-- Under is 9-2-1 in Cleveland's last twelve home games.
-- Four of last six Toronto games went over the total
-- 13 of last 17 Texas home games stayed under total.
-- Over is 7-3-1 in last eleven Oakland road games.
-- 16 of last 21 Tampa Bay games stayed under total.
-- Under is 7-4-1 in last twelve Seattle road games.

Umpires
-- Cin-Chi-- Last five Kulpa games stayed under the total.
-- Col-SF-- Favorites won six of last seven Gonzalez games.
-- SD-Pitt-- 15 of last 22 Wegner games stayed under total.
-- StL-Phil-- Underdogs won six of last ten LBarrett games.
-- Mil-Hst-- Under is 3-0-1 in Rackley games this season.
-- Atl-NY-- Eight of last 12 Vanover games went over total.
-- LA-Mia-- Over is 4-1-1 in last six Hernandez games.
-- Wsh-Az-- Underdogs are 9-7 in last sixteen Reyburn

-- NY-Tor-- Visiting team won four of last five Dimuro games.
-- Bos-Cle-- Eight of last ten Foster games stayed under total.
-- KC-Blt-- Underdog won six of last seven Campos games.
-- A's-Chi-- Underdogs are 9-7 in last sixteen TWelke games.
-- TB-Min-- Underdogs won six of last eight McClelland games.
-- Det-Tex-- 12 of last 16 Barksdale games stayed under total.
-- Sea-LA-- Visiting teams are 11-5 in Estabrook games this year.

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08/12/2012 11:25 AM

MLB

Sunday, August 12

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Trend Report
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1:05 PM
BOSTON vs. CLEVELAND
Boston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games

1:07 PM
NY YANKEES vs. TORONTO
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
Toronto is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing NY Yankees

1:10 PM
LA DODGERS vs. MIAMI
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Dodgers's last 22 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games at home
Miami is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

1:35 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. PHILADELPHIA
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

1:35 PM
KANSAS CITY vs. BALTIMORE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

1:35 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. PITTSBURGH
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games on the road
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

2:05 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. HOUSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Houston is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games

2:10 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. MINNESOTA
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay

2:10 PM
OAKLAND vs. CHI WHITE SOX
Oakland is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Oakland is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games

2:20 PM
CINCINNATI vs. CHI CUBS
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

3:05 PM
DETROIT vs. TEXAS
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Texas's last 16 games when playing at home against Detroit

3:35 PM
SEATTLE vs. LA ANGELS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing Seattle

4:05 PM
COLORADO vs. SAN FRANCISCO
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Colorado
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

4:10 PM
WASHINGTON vs. ARIZONA
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Arizona is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

8:05 PM
ATLANTA vs. NY METS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
NY Mets are 1-11 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Mets's last 18 games at home

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08/12/2012 11:26 AM

MLB

Sunday, August 12

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Sunday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
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STREAKING

Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics (9-8, 3.38 ERA)

Colon will move up a day in the rotation to make Sunday's start against the White Sox. The 39-year-old hasn’t allowed an earned run in 22 2/3 innings and has picked up wins in each of his last three starts. The last earned run given up by the right-hander came on a solo home run by the Yankees’ Curtis Granderson on July 22 in Oakland.

Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels (15-1, 2.13 ERA)

Weaver notched his second shutout of the season Monday in a 4-0 win over Oakland. The righty has won nine consecutive starts and his only loss this season came on May 13 to the Rangers. He toes the rubber at home against the Mariners in his next outing.

SLUMPING

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers (11-8, 4.57 ERA)

Darvish was roughed Monday against the Red Sox as he pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed six runs on 11 hits. The Japanese import has allowed 18 runs over his last three starts and has seen his ERA skyrocket from 3.59 to 4.57 over his last five outings. He looks to turn things around versus the Tigers on Sunday.

Vance Worley, Philadelphia Phillies (6-7, 3.83 ERA)

Worley said he got ill about an hour before Monday's game, but pitched anyway, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. He only lasted 3 2/3 innings, surrendering four runs to the Braves. The righty insists the bone chips in his elbow aren’t to blame for the poor outing and he intends to pitch through the pain for the remainder of the season. His next start is at home versus the Cardinals.


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08/12/2012 11:27 AM

MLB

Sunday, August 12

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Sunday Night Baseball: Braves at Mets
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The Mets and Braves take over Sunday Night Baseball in New York where the home team hopes to make one last push for the playoffs.

SHEETS OF SUCCESS

Ben Sheets has been incredible this season after having not started since July of 2010. The righty is 4-1 with a 1.41 ERA in five starts for Atlanta. It came at a great time as Jair Jurrjens was ineffective and Brandon Beachy was ruled out for the rest of the season. Sheets made his debut this season against the Mets; he allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out five in six innings. The one weak link in Sheets this season has been his inability to go longer than six innings. Sheets’ worst start of the season came at home against Miami back on August 1st when he allowed 4 runs and 11 hits.

A NIESE MIXED BAG

Jon Niese is a “go-figure” kind of pitcher. He's 8-6 with a 3.82 ERA in 22 starts for the Mets. He has allowed 13 runs and 20 hits in his last three starts taking two losses in those games. Between June 22nd and July 17th, the southpaw made five starts for New York allowing 2 earned runs or more just twice. He has been able to keep his walk totals down allowing only four runners on base via free pass over his last six starts. Niese last faced the Braves on April 8th at home; he gave up two hits and 4 runs in six innings. He has allowed 4 runs or more in four of his last six starts against Atlanta overall.

INJURY REPORT

The Braves may be winning, but they have done so with a ton of injuries. Brian McCann and Chipper Jones are dealing with ailments that kept them out for Friday night's win. The rotation is succeeding despite the fact that Brandon Beachy, Jair Jurrjens, and Tommy Hanson are all on the DL. The Mets injury list got smaller with Johan Santana's return on Saturday. New York is surviving without Mike Pelfrey, Tim Byrdak, Dillon Gee, and Frankie Francisco although the former closer is expected to be activated for Monday's game against the Giants.

TRENDS

-Braves are 4-1 in Sheets' last 5 starts vs. the N.L. East
-Under is 7-3 in Braves last 10 during Game 3 of a series

-Mets are 3-8 in Niese's last 11 starts vs. a team with a winning record
-The Over is 22-9-1 in Niese's last 32 starts vs. a team with a winning record

HITTERS TO WATCH

-Jason Bay is 12-for-30 vs. Sheets
-David Wright is 4-for-11 vs. Sheets

-Martin Prado is 5-for-21 vs. Niese
-Dan Uggla is 7-for-23 vs. Niese


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08/12/2012 11:28 AM

MLB
Long Sheet

Sunday, August 12

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ATLANTA (66 - 47) at NY METS (54 - 60) - 8:05 PM
BEN SHEETS (R) vs. JON NIESE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
NY METS are 37-34 (+5.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ATLANTA is 29-18 (+9.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
ATLANTA is 64-46 (+12.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ATLANTA is 47-32 (+8.9 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
ATLANTA is 42-24 (+14.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
ATLANTA is 18-4 (+12.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
ATLANTA is 66-47 (+13.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ATLANTA is 34-21 (+15.9 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
NY METS are 61-77 (-24.5 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 263-268 (-73.0 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
NY METS are 61-77 (-24.5 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 35-49 (-20.3 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 30-44 (-18.7 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 23-39 (-16.8 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 0-8 (-9.2 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 7-4 (+1.9 Units) against NY METS this season
6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.4 Units)

BEN SHEETS vs. NY METS since 1997
SHEETS is 5-2 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.237.
His team's record is 5-4 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-3. (+2.6 units)

JON NIESE vs. ATLANTA since 1997
NIESE is 4-2 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.529.
His team's record is 5-4 (+1.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-2. (+4.0 units)

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LA DODGERS (61 - 53) at MIAMI (52 - 62) - 1:10 PM
CHRIS CAPUANO (L) vs. WADE LEBLANC (L)
Top Trends for this game.
LA DODGERS are 29-33 (-9.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
CAPUANO is 16-28 (-16.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1997. (Team's Record)
MIAMI is 314-347 (+41.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.
MIAMI is 77-55 (+22.1 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
MIAMI is 24-40 (-17.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
MIAMI is 52-62 (-15.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MIAMI is 10-26 (-15.3 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 to +125 over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 59-75 (-28.9 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 7-19 (-13.3 Units) against the money line in home games in August games over the last 3 seasons.
MIAMI is 51-60 (-14.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 1-1 (+0.2 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

CHRIS CAPUANO vs. MIAMI since 1997
CAPUANO is 4-5 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.197.
His team's record is 5-8 (-2.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 9-4. (+4.5 units)

WADE LEBLANC vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
LEBLANC is 1-6 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.311.
His team's record is 1-7 (-4.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-3. (+0.8 units)

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SAN DIEGO (51 - 64) at PITTSBURGH (63 - 50) - 1:35 PM
ROSS OHLENDORF (R) vs. ERIK BEDARD (L)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 39-69 (-19.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 24-13 (+12.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
PITTSBURGH is 35-20 (+12.8 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 63-50 (+20.6 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 24-14 (+13.1 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 62-50 (+17.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PITTSBURGH is 44-37 (+12.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PITTSBURGH is 29-20 (+12.2 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
PITTSBURGH is 32-19 (+11.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
PITTSBURGH is 62-50 (+17.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 49-46 (+13.9 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 7-1 (+7.7 Units) against the money line after shutting out their opponent this season.
SAN DIEGO is 39-29 (+16.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 31-36 (-25.9 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
PITTSBURGH is 12-28 (-14.9 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 41-65 (-25.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN DIEGO is 2-0 (+2.9 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.2 Units)

ROSS OHLENDORF vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
No recent starts.

ERIK BEDARD vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
BEDARD is 4-0 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 1.63 and a WHIP of 0.795.
His team's record is 4-0 (+4.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (+0.1 units)

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MILWAUKEE (51 - 61) at HOUSTON (38 - 77) - 2:05 PM
YOVANI GALLARDO (R) vs. JORDAN LYLES (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 18-35 (-20.6 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 4-15 (-13.4 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
MILWAUKEE is 72-135 (-48.7 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Sunday since 1997.
MILWAUKEE is 7-16 (-11.0 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents this season.
MILWAUKEE is 18-25 (-11.7 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 51-61 (-19.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MILWAUKEE is 37-46 (-15.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
MILWAUKEE is 9-23 (-16.4 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss this season.
MILWAUKEE is 24-29 (-12.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
MILWAUKEE is 51-61 (-19.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 19-28 (-14.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
GALLARDO is 25-33 (-17.8 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997. (Team's Record)
HOUSTON is 30-15 (+16.2 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 46-18 (+22.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
GALLARDO is 15-1 (+14.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HOUSTON is 11-33 (-19.3 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 24-59 (-30.1 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 38-76 (-27.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HOUSTON is 26-58 (-25.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
HOUSTON is 16-34 (-15.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
HOUSTON is 38-76 (-27.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 40-79 (-32.2 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
LYLES is 5-25 (-18.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LYLES is 2-14 (-11.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LYLES is 5-25 (-18.4 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
HOUSTON is 6-7 (+1.2 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
9 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+5.9 Units)

YOVANI GALLARDO vs. HOUSTON since 1997
GALLARDO is 12-2 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.086.
His team's record is 12-2 (+9.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-6. (+1.7 units)

JORDAN LYLES vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
LYLES is 0-2 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 5.50 and a WHIP of 1.333.
His team's record is 0-3 (-3.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

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CINCINNATI (68 - 46) at CHICAGO CUBS (44 - 68) - 2:20 PM
JOHNNY CUETO (R) vs. BROOKS RALEY (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 29-42 (-16.1 Units) against the money line in road games after a win over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 28-13 (+14.3 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
CINCINNATI is 68-46 (+14.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CINCINNATI is 141-93 (+22.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 76-43 (+21.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 68-46 (+14.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CINCINNATI is 598-677 (+52.7 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 121-87 (+21.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CUETO is 32-15 (+15.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CUETO is 11-0 (+11.8 Units) against the money line in day games this season. (Team's Record)
CUETO is 32-14 (+16.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CHICAGO CUBS are 44-68 (-14.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 662-618 (-141.2 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 189-249 (-76.6 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 87-121 (-38.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 669-683 (-130.1 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 44-68 (-14.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 904-979 (-169.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 129-162 (-51.4 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 5-3 (+0.7 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.8 Units)

JOHNNY CUETO vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
CUETO is 5-6 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.319.
His team's record is 7-8 (-0.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-6. (+1.5 units)

BROOKS RALEY vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
No recent starts.

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COLORADO (41 - 70) at SAN FRANCISCO (62 - 52) - 4:05 PM
ALEX WHITE (R) vs. BARRY ZITO (L)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 69-92 (-20.2 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 49-80 (-24.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 17-41 (-19.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 41-70 (-22.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 15-38 (-17.7 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +150 over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 86-131 (-37.7 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 3-15 (-12.5 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday this season.
COLORADO is 47-71 (-29.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 9-26 (-17.5 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
COLORADO is 41-70 (-22.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 181-89 (+38.3 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 38-41 (-8.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 17-23 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 2 seasons.
ZITO is 20-28 (-17.2 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -150 since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN FRANCISCO is 7-3 (+2.5 Units) against COLORADO this season
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.7 Units)

ALEX WHITE vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
WHITE is 0-2 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 8.38 and a WHIP of 2.068.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)

BARRY ZITO vs. COLORADO since 1997
ZITO is 6-2 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 2.43 and a WHIP of 1.063.
His team's record is 11-5 (+9.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-9. (-4.4 units)

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WASHINGTON (71 - 43) at ARIZONA (57 - 57) - 4:10 PM
ROSS DETWILER (L) vs. PAT CORBIN (L)
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 22-8 (+11.6 Units) against the money line in home games in day games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 68-43 (+17.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
WASHINGTON is 45-25 (+15.4 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
WASHINGTON is 18-9 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in road games after 3 or more consecutive wins over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 71-43 (+21.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
WASHINGTON is 39-21 (+18.2 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
ARIZONA is 57-57 (-6.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ARIZONA is 10-16 (-11.5 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss this season.
ARIZONA is 57-57 (-6.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 4-1 (+2.8 Units) against ARIZONA this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.7 Units)

ROSS DETWILER vs. ARIZONA since 1997
DETWILER is 2-1 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.412.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.1 units)

PAT CORBIN vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
No recent starts.

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ST LOUIS (62 - 52) at PHILADELPHIA (51 - 62) - 1:35 PM
LANCE LYNN (R) vs. VANCE WORLEY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 56-58 (-32.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 38-40 (-12.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 73-40 (+25.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 51-62 (-24.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 1-9 (-8.0 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 to +125 this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 25-33 (-20.2 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 6-13 (-9.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 13-24 (-15.2 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 51-59 (-21.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 37-40 (-11.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 25-35 (-17.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 26-41 (-23.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 4-2 (+2.3 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.4 Units)

LANCE LYNN vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
No recent starts.

VANCE WORLEY vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
WORLEY is 0-0 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 1.50 and a WHIP of 1.500.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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NY YANKEES (67 - 46) at TORONTO (53 - 60) - 1:05 PM
PHIL HUGHES (R) vs. J.A. HAPP (L)
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 318-229 (+52.2 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
TORONTO is 22-13 (+11.3 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 43-24 (+10.6 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
NY YANKEES are 13-3 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in road games in day games this season.
NY YANKEES are 59-30 (+20.7 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 23-36 (-14.6 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
HAPP is 4-19 (-13.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
NY YANKEES is 5-2 (+2.5 Units) against TORONTO this season
6 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+5.0 Units)

PHIL HUGHES vs. TORONTO since 1997
HUGHES is 3-4 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 4.59 and a WHIP of 1.267.
His team's record is 8-4 (+2.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-4. (+2.2 units)

J.A. HAPP vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
HAPP is 0-0 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 0.667.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)

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BOSTON (56 - 59) at CLEVELAND (53 - 61) - 1:05 PM
JON LESTER (L) vs. COREY KLUBER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 33-44 (-22.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
BOSTON is 27-32 (-14.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
BOSTON is 62-55 (-23.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 2-8 (-10.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
BOSTON is 56-59 (-17.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BOSTON is 55-58 (-25.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 50-54 (-18.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LESTER is 8-15 (-14.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 8-14 (-13.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 4-10 (-11.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season. (Team's Record)
CLEVELAND is 36-55 (-19.8 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 13-24 (-10.9 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
CLEVELAND is 3-4 (-0.2 Units) against BOSTON this season
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.7 Units)

JON LESTER vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
LESTER is 4-1 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 3.53 and a WHIP of 1.227.
His team's record is 7-3 (+1.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-4. (+1.0 units)

COREY KLUBER vs. BOSTON since 1997
No recent starts.

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KANSAS CITY (49 - 64) at BALTIMORE (61 - 53) - 1:35 PM
BRUCE CHEN (L) vs. TOMMY HUNTER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
BALTIMORE is 61-53 (+17.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BALTIMORE is 28-22 (+9.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
BALTIMORE is 36-32 (+15.1 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 3 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 22-12 (+13.5 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
BALTIMORE is 56-46 (+16.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HUNTER is 32-21 (+15.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
HUNTER is 31-16 (+18.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
KANSAS CITY is 19-14 (+15.1 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
CHEN is 13-6 (+8.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CHEN is 7-1 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
BALTIMORE is 290-366 (-99.2 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss since 1997.
BALTIMORE is 110-109 (-39.9 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1997.
BALTIMORE is 162-244 (-80.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
KANSAS CITY is 4-4 (+0.9 Units) against BALTIMORE this season
5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.6 Units)

BRUCE CHEN vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
CHEN is 2-2 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 5.26 and a WHIP of 1.831.
His team's record is 3-2 (+1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-3. (-1.6 units)

TOMMY HUNTER vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
HUNTER is 1-0 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.500.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.2 units)

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OAKLAND (61 - 52) at CHI WHITE SOX (61 - 51) - 2:10 PM
BARTOLO COLON (R) vs. CHRIS SALE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 45-34 (+9.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 587-597 (+43.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
CHI WHITE SOX are 61-51 (+7.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
OAKLAND is 57-50 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
OAKLAND is 34-26 (+11.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
OAKLAND is 35-25 (+16.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
OAKLAND is 13-6 (+9.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
OAKLAND is 61-52 (+17.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
OAKLAND is 27-26 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
OAKLAND is 250-186 (+60.7 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
CHI WHITE SOX are 67-71 (-22.6 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 11-18 (-11.3 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 67-71 (-22.6 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 17-24 (-10.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 3-2 (+1.4 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.9 Units)

BARTOLO COLON vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
COLON is 10-7 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.335.
His team's record is 11-10 (-2.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 11-9. (+1.1 units)

CHRIS SALE vs. OAKLAND since 1997
SALE is 0-0 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.750.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)

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TAMPA BAY (61 - 52) at MINNESOTA (49 - 64) - 2:10 PM
JAMES SHIELDS (R) vs. SCOTT DIAMOND (L)
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 74-63 (+15.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 205-203 (+27.8 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
TAMPA BAY is 8-1 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Sunday this season.
TAMPA BAY is 109-88 (+19.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 45-33 (+15.9 Units) against the money line in road games against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 66-49 (+18.2 Units) against the money line in road games after a win over the last 3 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 66-39 (+19.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 75-52 (+17.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 56-83 (-28.2 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 75-121 (-30.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 12-25 (-12.1 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss this season.
MINNESOTA is 15-30 (-14.0 Units) against the money line in home games after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 112-164 (-28.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 45-78 (-26.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 56-83 (-28.2 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 26-43 (-17.6 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 3-17 (-15.0 Units) against the money line in home games in August games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 4-1 (+2.3 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.7 Units)

JAMES SHIELDS vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
SHIELDS is 4-2 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.492.
His team's record is 5-5 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-5. (-0.9 units)

SCOTT DIAMOND vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
No recent starts.

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DETROIT (61 - 53) at TEXAS (66 - 46) - 3:05 PM
RICK PORCELLO (R) vs. YU DARVISH (R)
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 120-184 (-50.5 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +100 to +125 since 1997.
TEXAS is 125-79 (+19.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 76-49 (+16.8 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 39-22 (+16.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 15-3 (+11.5 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday this season.
DETROIT is 71-43 (+18.7 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
PORCELLO is 35-20 (+12.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
PORCELLO is 18-9 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
PORCELLO is 34-19 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
PORCELLO is 25-16 (+10.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
PORCELLO is 14-6 (+9.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TEXAS is 35-31 (-10.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
TEXAS is 6-3 (+2.5 Units) against DETROIT this season
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.5 Units)

RICK PORCELLO vs. TEXAS since 1997
PORCELLO is 2-2 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 6.84 and a WHIP of 1.986.
His team's record is 2-3 (-0.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-3. (-1.4 units)

YU DARVISH vs. DETROIT since 1997
DARVISH is 2-0 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 3.38 and a WHIP of 0.900.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)

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SEATTLE (52 - 63) at LA ANGELS (60 - 54) - 3:35 PM
JASON VARGAS (L) vs. JERED WEAVER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SEATTLE is 54-95 (-32.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 48-85 (-33.9 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 20-47 (-20.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 181-259 (-60.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
LA ANGELS are 647-551 (+73.5 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997.
WEAVER is 17-3 (+12.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 29-10 (+16.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 21-3 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 19-3 (+14.3 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 7 or less over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 15-1 (+13.4 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 17-3 (+12.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
VARGAS is 15-11 (+10.7 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LA ANGELS are 60-54 (-11.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA ANGELS is 6-3 (+0.9 Units) against SEATTLE this season
6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.7 Units)

JASON VARGAS vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
VARGAS is 4-4 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 2.68 and a WHIP of 1.095.
His team's record is 5-6 (+0.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-7. (-3.4 units)

JERED WEAVER vs. SEATTLE since 1997
WEAVER is 12-4 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 3.08 and a WHIP of 1.169.
His team's record is 16-6 (+9.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 11-7. (+3.6 units)

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