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On 09/01/2012 10:06 AM in MLB

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Yankees Host Orioles In Saturday Matinee

UPDATE, Aug. 31: The Yankees have shifted their rotation for the weekend and David Phelps will start Saturday's game in place of Freddy Garcia. Check back at for updated odds and matchup information.

Raise your hand if you thought the Baltimore Orioles would still be in the AL East and wild card races when the calendar turned to September.

For a team that enters the final month of the season with a minus-44 run-differential to still be in playoff contention stretches credulity. But it’s true, which is why any list of American League Manager of the Year candidates has to include the Orioles’ Buck Showalter.

Still, there’s almost five weeks to go in the regular season, and the Birds have plenty of work to do if they want to qualify for their first postseason berth (not to mention finishing over .500) in 15 years. This weekend’s series at Yankee Stadium against the Bronx Bombers could further validate the O’s as a playoff threat or reveal some cracks in the foundation that could signal a slide in the final month of the campaign.

The middle game of the weekend set goes Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, when Showalter sends Wei-Yin Chen to the mound to duel the Yankees’ Freddy Garcia. First pitch on Saturday will be at 1:05 p.m. (ET). Satellite TV watchers have their choice between Michael Kay’s commentary on YES or Gary Thorne’s description on MASN to follow along.

Early numbers on the Don Best MLB odds screen show New York at -150 with a 9½-run total ('under -120).

Baltimore’s continuing involvement in the playoff chase is indeed one of the surprise storylines of the season. At various times, the O’s have looked ready to drop from contention, especially after Showalter was forced to overwork his bullpen in the first half of the season. The starting pitching rotation, which began the campaign very strongly, was wavering badly once the calendar hit June. And the Birds looked ready to fly south right after the All-Star break when the staff seemed about to crack at the seams.

Remarkably, however, Showalter was able to steady the ship and Baltimore rediscovered an unlikely second wind. Entering this weekend’s set vs. the Yankees, the Birds had won 20 of their last 29 games to pull (along with another surprise package, Oakland) into one of the two AL wild card positions at the end of August.

The O’s have also been uncanny in one-run games, having won 24 of 30 of those decisions entering this weekend, including 13 straight to set a franchise record. Baltimore, long a punching bag for the Yankees, has also taken five of the last seven meetings this season after losing the first four vs. Joe Girardi’s team back in April. New York hasn’t lost a season series vs. the Birds since 1997, going 13-0-1 in the years since.

New York will be without injured sluggers Alex Rodriguez (hand) and Mark Teixeira (calf) for this series, with Steve Pearce getting a pair of starts this week. Pearce, a 1B/OF combo player who was traded from New York to Baltimore on June 2 and re-acquired by the Yankees from Houston on Monday, will likely face the Orioles for the first time.

Derek Jeter, who leads the majors with 176 hits, is batting .438 in the season series while Curtis Granderson had homered five times entering Friday night’s clash. As for Rodriguez, he begins a rehab assignment at high-A Tampa this weekend and likely returns to the active big league roster next week.

The Yankees also enter the weekend set without a lot of momentum, having lost six of their last nine, including two of three at home earlier this week vs. the recently-struggling Blue Jays. New York’s once seemingly-secure lead in the AL East has also been trimmed to just three games over the hard-charging Birds and 4.5 over Tampa Bay, still lurking just off the pace.

Meanwhile, although the Baltimore pitching staff has held together throughout the summer, Showalter is getting some reinforcement, with veteran Randy Wolf signed to a deal just before the August 31 deadline for postseason eligibility.

Showalter has also gotten more mileage out of Saturday’s starter Chen than he could have envisioned, as the Taiwanese import has steadied after some wobbly efforts at midseason. Off of another solid stint on Monday when allowing the White Sox just one earned run on four hits and striking out eight in six innings of work in an eventual 4-3 O’s win, Chen has allowed one or no earned runs in four of his last six starts.

In Chen’s lone previous outing vs. the Yankees, he was similarly solid, allowing just two runs and five hits in seven innings of work when the Orioles scored a 5-2 win at Camden Yards on May 15.

As for Saturday’s opposing starter Garcia, he’s been serviceable at best for Girardi, rarely pitching beyond the sixth inning in a series of unspectacular yet modestly effective outings since the All-Star break. Garcia posted a 4.23 ERA in his five August starts, with the Yankees winning on four of those occasions. In his last meeting vs. the Orioles, however, Garcia allowed three earned runs and nine hits over six innings in a 5-4 loss at Yankee Stadium on July 30.

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09/01/2012 10:09 AM

Pitchers Report - September

September 1, 2012

Like our waistlines after a tasty Labor Day barbeque, MLB rosters have expanded to accommodate the final month of the season. And as College Football and the NFL crash onto the scene, MLB pitchers take the final spotlight in hopes of leading their teams on to the playoff trail. Which ones can we count on and which ones figure to crash-test dummies? Check it out.

Listed below are hurlers that have enjoyed a two-to-one or better success ratio in team starts the last three seasons during the month of September. On the flip side, we've also listed pitchers that struggle in September team starts, winning 33% percent or less of their efforts. To qualify pitchers must have made a minimum of 10 starts, with at least one start each September over the last three years. Enjoy…

GOOD MONTH PITCHERS

Bailey, Homer: 11-5
The Cincinnati starter had great promise as youngster, but injuries and inconsistencies have often sidetracked him. As per usual, Bailey is like a Moen faucet, running hot or cold and after a brutal August, he will try and pitch like September's past.

Blanton, Joe: 10-3
Blanton won his first game in a Dodgers' uniform in late August, after four miserable outings. Blanton's "stuff" is not going to fool many batters (179 hits in 161.2 innings), instead he has to work the corners low and induce ground balls with runners on base to stay out of trouble. Despite being largely a No.4 or 5 starter, he's been clutch when it counted late in the season.

Cahill, Trevor: 10-5
The right-hander's specialty is having batters hit ground balls. In hitter-friendly Chase Field in Arizona, this has not worked out so well for the 24-year old. Cahill's home ERA is a lofty 5.33. Where this Diamondbacks pitcher should be a better bet this month is on the road, where his earned run average drops to 2.79.

Cain, Matt: 10-3
This San Francisco ace is a proven big-game pitcher and his record this month supports the accolades. With a tight race with the Dodgers presumed in September, Cain is chewing up right-hand hitters who are batting a dismal .188 against him.

Garcia, Freddy: 9-4
The former Seattle Mariners sensation gets by more in guile then skill at 35-years old. Nevertheless, for five or six innings, Garcia will empty his bucket and deliver quality starts when his team needs him the most at crunch time. With a runner on first base, only three times in 17 innings against Garcia has the opponent scored, for a nifty 1.59 ERA in this exact situation.

Gonzalez, Gio: 12-4
Washington would not be as far out front in the NL East without the excellent pitching of Gonzalez. The left-hander has not been as dominant the last month as we has earlier in the season, yet continues to get the job done. His unusual delivery continues to baffle batters on both sides of the dish, with righty's sporting a .213 batting average and lefty's slightly higher at .218.

Halladay, Roy: 12-4
Is Doc Halladay beginning headed towards a decline? We really will not know until next season, but there are signs the 35-year old Denver native is slowing. After averaging .88 strikeouts per inning over a four-year period from 2008 to 2011, Halladay's punch-out's rate is down 10 percent this season. Was it the injury, age or something else? Watch him closely this month.

Lee, Cliff: 10-4
Like the Phillies, it has been a lost season for Lee. He's been up and down like a Duncan yo-yo and his only three wins have come in his last 10 starts. Lee's problems are easy to pinpoint. When the lefty has two runners on base, his ERA is almost 15.00! Because Lee's command has been off, opponents are batting a robust .362 against him when ahead in the count. History says he will throw better in the final month of the season, stay tuned.

Oswalt, Roy: 10-5
Oswalt is another hurler in his mid-30's, still trying to hang on with diminishing skills. Oswalt has been forced back into the Texas rotation because of injuries and is unlikely to give more than 5+ innings because of a balky back. Like several of the veteran pitchers listed above, he knows how to win when needed and cannot be discounted just yet.

Porcello, Rick: 11-4
If Detroit is going to catch the White Sox or the other American League wild card clubs, having Porcello as a .500 pitcher will not cut it. The slender 6'5 chucker needs a more harmonious two-seam fastball that induces ground balls, not line drives. Time for him to lift his game.

Price, David: 13-5
One can fully expect this top-shelf left-hander to throw extremely well like he has all season. Even being roughed up a bit in Texas in his previous outing, Price's ERA is a razor sharp 1.95 in his last 10 starts. At the Trop this season, the Rays ace has 1.66 ERA.

Sabathia, CC: 11-5
Mr. Consistency among all pitchers in baseball. Sabathia's record in 71 games over .500 since 2007 (108-37) and his WHIP has hardly varied at all in this time period, ranging from 1.14 to 1.23. Though the Yankees big man strikeouts are down from previous years, his ground ball-to-fly ball ratios are at a career high of 1.44-to-1. Anticipate the big lefty to be on his game like always.

Verlander, Justin: 13-5
The Tigers ace will not win another Cy Young, yet he will be a key component if Detroit returns to the postseason. The past suggests Verlander will do his part and though opposing batters have enjoyed more success against him then in 2011; their average is still not much above the Mendoza Line at .212.

Wolf, Randy: 10-4
Rumors continue to circulate this port-sider will end up in Baltimore for the playoff chase. The Orioles are attempting to look optimistically at Wolf's past, compared to his 3-10 mark this season. For Wolf to succeed in Baltimore or Milwaukee, he need greater sink on his tosses to right-handed batters, who are slugging a hefty .325 against him.

BAD MONTH PITCHERS

Latos, Mat: 4-8
The trade for Latos has worked marvelously for Cincinnati, who was the first team to 80 wins this season. The big 6'6 right-hander will now be called upon to help the Reds finish with the best record in baseball in the final days of the season. Just in his fourth major league season, Latos has faltered late, however, he's never played with as talented a group.

Sanchez, Anibal: 5-11
After being pounded in his initial starts in MoTown, Sanchez has looked far more comfortable in a Detroit uniform his last couple of starts at the end of August. For the 28-year old Venezuelan to be at his best, he has to keep the low 90's fastball down in the zone, where it has more movement and tighten up his delivery for the hard slider. Sanchez will fall in love with his secondary pitches, which is what gets him into trouble.

Billingsley, Chad: 5-10
Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten said he "fears" that disabled starting pitcher Chad Billingsley could be lost for the season with an elbow injury, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Kasten's comment came less than a week after the club gave reporters a vague description of "elbow inflammation" as the reason for Billingsley's placement on the disabled list on August 25th after he underwent an MRI.

Floyd, Gavin:3-9
The White Sox placed Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain on August 27. He was previously on the DL from July 8-23, with right elbow tendinitis and his return is to be determined.

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09/01/2012 10:12 AM

MLB
Dunkel

NY Mets at Miami
The Mets look to build on their 6-1 record in their last 7 games as an underdog of +110 to +150. New York is the pick (+125) according to Dunkel, which has the Mets favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+125). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Game 951-952: Philadelphia at Atlanta (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Lee) 15.692; Atlanta (Hudson) 16.706
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-115); 7
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-115); Over

Game 953-954: San Francisco at Chicago Cubs (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Lincecum) 14.300; Cubs (Germano) 15.874
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-155); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+135); N/A

Game 955-956: Cincinnati at Houston (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Bailey) 15.488; Houston (Harrell) 12.638
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 3; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-155); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-155); Under

Game 957-958: St. Louis at Washington (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Lohse) 14.735; Washington (Zimmermann) 14.373
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Washington (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-105); Over

Game 959-960: NY Mets at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Hefner) 15.012; Miami (Johnson) 14.296
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Miami (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+125); Over

Game 961-962: Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Burnett) 15.195; Milwaukee (Estrada) 16.198
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-125); 8
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-125); Under

Game 963-964: San Diego at Colorado (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Volquez) 17.247; Colorado (Chacin) 15.127
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 2; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Colorado (-130); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+110); Under

Game 965-966: Arizona at LA Dodgers (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Skaggs) 13.727; LA Dodgers (Beckett) 15.438
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-140); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-140); Over

Game 967-968: Tampa Bay at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Niemann) 16.045; Toronto (Alvarez) 15.401
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-135); 9
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-135); Under

Game 969-970: Baltimore at NY Yankees (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Chen) 16.390; NY Yankees (Phelps) 13.478
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 3; 10
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-150); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (+130); Over

Game 971-972: LA Angels at Seattle (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Santana) 15.308; Seattle (Hernandez) 15.767
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Seattle (-145); 7
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (-145); Over

Game 973-974: Chicago White Sox at Detroit (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Liriano) 16.507; Detroit (Fister) 15.613
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Detroit (-150); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (+130); Under

Game 975-976: Texas at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Feldman) 14.728; Cleveland (Gomez) 15.102
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-165); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+145); Under

Game 977-978: Minnesota at Kansas City (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Hendriks) 15.112; Kansas City (Hochevar) 16.231
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-135); 9
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (-135); Over

Game 979-980: Boston at Oakland (9:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Doubront) 14.199; Oakland (Griffin) 17.016
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 3; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Oakland (-175); 7
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-175); Under

Game 925-926: Minnesota at Kansas City (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (De Vries) 15.732; Kansas City (Smith) 14.309
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-135); 9 1/2

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09/01/2012 10:14 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, September 1

Hot pitchers
-- Hudson is 2-0, 2.33 in his last three starts. Lee is 1-0, 2.63 in his last couple starts.
-- Harrell is 3-3, 2.75 in his last nine starts.
-- Lohse is 3-1, 1.42 in his last five starts.
-- Estrada is 2-0, 2.45 in his last couple starts.
-- Volquez is 2-0, 1.98 in his last couple starts. Chacin has a 1.64 RA in two starts since coming off the DL.

-- WChen is 4-1, 4.19 in his last six starts.
-- FHernandez won his last three starts, allowing one run in 25.2 IP. Santana is 2-1, 3.10 in his last three starts.
-- Scherzer is 4-0, 1.33 in his last four starts. Liriano is 2-0, 3.12 in his last three starts.
-- Griffin was 3-0, 2.70 in his last five starts before going on the DL.

Cold pitchers
-- Lincecum is 1-3, 4.57 in his last four starts. Germano is 1-3, 8.31 in his last four outings.
-- Bailey is 0-2, 7.13 in his last three starts.
-- Zimmerman is 0-2, 5.17 in his last three starts.
-- Hefner is 1-3, 4.42 in his last six starts. JJohnson is 0-4, 4.88 in his last four outings.
-- Burnett is 1-2, 7.03 in his last four starts.
-- Beckett is 0-5, 7.17 in his last seven starts. Skaggs is 1-1, 3.65 in his first two big league starts.

-- Niemann is 2-3, 4.41 in seven starts, last of which was May 14. Alvarez is 0-4, 8.88 in his last five starts.
-- Phelps is 0-1, 4.85 in his last two starts.
-- Feldman is 0-4, 7.25 in his last four starts. Gomez is 1-5, 9.60 in his last six starts, last of which was June 23.
-- Hendriks is 0-6, 7.05 in his nine starts, but lost last start 1-0 to King Felix. De Vries is 1-3, 9.60 in his last four starts. Smith is 2-3, 5.40 in his last five outings. Hochevar is 0-3, 5.24 in his last five starts.
-- Doubrant is 0-2, 7.01 in his last five starts.

Hot Teams
-- Giants won ten of their last fourteen games.
-- Washington won its last three games, outscoring foes 26-5.
-- Mets won five of their last six games.
-- Phillies won six of their last eight games.
-- Reds won five of their last six games.
-- Brewers won nine of their last eleven games.
-- Padres won 10 of their last 11 games. Colorado won eight of 12.

-- Rangers won ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Blue Jays won four of their last five games.
-- Orioles won six of their last seven games.
-- Detroit won six of its last seven home games.
-- Royals won nine of their last eleven home games.
-- Mariners won eleven of their last sixteen games. Angels won eight of their last ten games.
-- Oakland won 13 of its last 15 games.

Cold Teams
-- Cubs are 6-9 in their last fifteen games.
-- Cardinals scored one run in losing last four games.
-- Marlins lost six of their last eight games.
-- Braves lost nine of their last thirteen games.
-- Astros lost 13 of their last 14 games.
-- Pirates lost seven of last ten games; all three wins were shutouts.
-- Arizona lost six of its last eight games. Dodgers lost 10 of their last 15.

-- Indians lost 15 of their last 16 games.
-- Tampa Bay lost six of its last seven games.
-- Bronx is 5-9 in its last fourteen games.
-- White Sox lost four of their last five games.
-- Twins lost 16 of their last 20 games.
-- Boston lost eight of its last ten road games.

Totals
-- Seven of Cubs' last ten games stayed under total.
-- stl-wsh
-- Over is 4-1-1 in Miami's last six games.
-- Under is 6-2-1 in Philly's last nine games.
-- Over is 11-3-2 in Cincinnati's last sixteen games.
-- Nine of last fourteen Milwaukee games stayed under the total.
-- Nine of last twelve Colorado games stayed under.
-- Under is 8-1-1 in Arizona's last ten games.

-- Six of last nine Texas games went over the total.
-- tb-tor
-- Six of last eight Bronx games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 5-2-2 in last nine White Sox games.
-- 12 of last 17 Kansas City games stayed under the total.
-- bos-a's
-- 19 of last 28 Angel games went over the total. Under is 11-5-2 in last 18 Seattle games.

Umpires
-- Phil-Atl-- Over is 5-2-1 in last eight Hernandez games.
-- SF-Chi-- Underdogs are 14-8 in Iassogna's last 22 games.
-- Cin-Hst-- Home team won Fletcher's last seven games.
-- StL-Wsh-- Four of last five Bell games went over total.
-- NY-Mia-- Last nine Meals games stayed under the total.
-- Pitt-Mil-- Under is 6-2-1 in last nine Hudson games.
-- SD-Col-- Favorites won 16 of last 18 Demuth games.
-- Az-LA-- Favorites won six of last seven Carapazza games.

-- TB-Tor-- 12 of 13 Baker games stayed under the total.
-- Blt-NY-- Visiting team won 14 of 20 Estabrook games.
-- LA-Sea-- Six of last seven Wolf games stayed under total.
-- Chi-Det-- Last 12 Culbreth games stayed under the total.
-- Tex-Clev-- Visiting team won seven of last nine Guccione games.
-- Bos-A's-- Underdogs won five of last eight Cuzzi games.

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09/01/2012 10:15 AM

MLB

Saturday, September 1

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Trend Report
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1:05 PM
BALTIMORE vs. NY YANKEES
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Baltimore
NY Yankees are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore

1:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. CHI CUBS
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Francisco

1:07 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. TORONTO
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home

4:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. ATLANTA
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Atlanta is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games

4:05 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. WASHINGTON
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

4:05 PM
LA ANGELS vs. SEATTLE
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Angels's last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games

4:10 PM
MINNESOTA vs. KANSAS CITY
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Minnesota

7:05 PM
TEXAS vs. CLEVELAND
Texas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

7:05 PM
CINCINNATI vs. HOUSTON
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 16 games
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

7:05 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. DETROIT
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games

7:10 PM
NY METS vs. MIAMI
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Mets's last 14 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

7:10 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

7:10 PM
MINNESOTA vs. KANSAS CITY
Minnesota is 3-13-1 SU in its last 17 games ,
Minnesota is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,on the road
Kansas City6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing Minnesota

8:10 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. COLORADO
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games when playing on the road against Colorado
San Diego is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games
Colorado is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games

9:05 PM
BOSTON vs. OAKLAND
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games at home

9:10 PM
ARIZONA vs. LA DODGERS
Arizona5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Arizona5-0-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,
LA Dodgers are 2-5-1 SU in their last 8 games ,at home


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09/01/2012 10:16 AM

MLB
Long Sheet

Saturday, September 1

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PHILADELPHIA (63 - 69) at ATLANTA (74 - 58) - 4:05 PM
CLIFF LEE (L) vs. TIM HUDSON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 63-69 (-20.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 20-26 (-14.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 7-14 (-9.9 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 21-31 (-16.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 17-25 (-12.2 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 63-66 (-17.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 45-46 (-10.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 33-43 (-18.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
LEE is 8-15 (-13.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
LEE is 8-14 (-12.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
ATLANTA is 74-58 (+8.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ATLANTA is 72-57 (+7.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HUDSON is 17-5 (+12.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
HUDSON is 145-65 (+40.7 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997. (Team's Record)
HUDSON is 16-5 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
HUDSON is 65-26 (+23.1 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss since 1997. (Team's Record)
HUDSON is 75-25 (+25.9 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997. (Team's Record)
PHILADELPHIA is 80-42 (+30.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
ATLANTA is 9-18 (-14.4 Units) against the money line in September games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 9-4 (+5.1 Units) against PHILADELPHIA this season
8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.6 Units)

CLIFF LEE vs. ATLANTA since 1997
LEE is 3-3 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.155.
His team's record is 4-4 (-1.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-5. (-2.4 units)

TIM HUDSON vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
HUDSON is 9-8 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.309.
His team's record is 14-11 (+0.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 13-12. (+0.1 units)

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SAN FRANCISCO (74 - 58) at CHICAGO CUBS (51 - 80) - 1:05 PM
TIM LINCECUM (R) vs. JUSTIN GERMANO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LINCECUM is 9-18 (-12.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
LINCECUM is 9-18 (-12.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
CHICAGO CUBS are 24-18 (+8.1 Units) against the money line in home games in day games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 74-58 (+10.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 37-30 (+9.4 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 74-58 (+10.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 477-471 (+44.6 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 35-23 (+11.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 36-15 (+18.7 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 51-80 (-17.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 668-624 (-140.5 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 5-17 (-11.8 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 51-80 (-17.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 909-991 (-175.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 47-75 (-21.3 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 130-163 (-50.7 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.
GERMANO is 13-28 (-16.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN FRANCISCO is 4-1 (+2.2 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.0 Units)

TIM LINCECUM vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
LINCECUM is 3-4 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.163.
His team's record is 3-6 (-6.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-4. (+0.8 units)

JUSTIN GERMANO vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
GERMANO is 0-0 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 1.93 and a WHIP of 0.696.
His team's record is 1-2 (-1.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+1.0 units)

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CINCINNATI (81 - 52) at HOUSTON (40 - 92) - 7:05 PM
HOMER BAILEY (R) vs. LUCAS HARRELL (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 81-52 (+20.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CINCINNATI is 39-28 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
CINCINNATI is 127-90 (+24.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 81-52 (+20.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CINCINNATI is 398-439 (+42.4 Units) against the money line in road games in night games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 437-493 (+43.7 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 48-32 (+9.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
CINCINNATI is 21-7 (+12.1 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive wins this season.
CINCINNATI is 47-26 (+13.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
CINCINNATI is 30-12 (+14.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
BAILEY is 10-2 (+9.0 Units) against the money line in road games this season. (Team's Record)
BAILEY is 10-2 (+9.0 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
BAILEY is 12-2 (+10.9 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
BAILEY is 27-10 (+15.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
BAILEY is 13-3 (+9.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HOUSTON is 40-91 (-39.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 41-86 (-38.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 194-226 (-58.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday since 1997.
HOUSTON is 45-85 (-29.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 40-91 (-39.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HOUSTON is 29-63 (-25.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
HOUSTON is 27-70 (-36.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
HOUSTON is 25-65 (-32.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
HOUSTON is 19-47 (-21.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
HOUSTON is 2-24 (-20.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 8-2 (+5.3 Units) against HOUSTON this season
6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.6 Units)

HOMER BAILEY vs. HOUSTON since 1997
BAILEY is 4-0 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 1.33 and a WHIP of 1.008.
His team's record is 5-1 (+3.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-1. (+4.0 units)

LUCAS HARRELL vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
HARRELL is 0-1 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.538.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)

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ST LOUIS (71 - 61) at WASHINGTON (80 - 51) - 4:05 PM
KYLE LOHSE (R) vs. JORDAN ZIMMERMANN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 71-61 (-6.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ST LOUIS is 33-42 (-18.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 50-51 (-15.1 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 71-61 (-6.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ST LOUIS is 44-47 (-15.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ST LOUIS is 18-30 (-20.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
WASHINGTON is 80-51 (+20.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
WASHINGTON is 77-51 (+17.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
WASHINGTON is 55-34 (+16.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
WASHINGTON is 50-29 (+16.0 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
WASHINGTON is 37-24 (+12.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
WASHINGTON is 29-19 (+15.5 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.
ST LOUIS is 64-42 (+22.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.1 Units)

KYLE LOHSE vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
LOHSE is 4-2 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.221.
His team's record is 7-3 (+3.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-5. (-0.6 units)

JORDAN ZIMMERMANN vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
ZIMMERMANN is 0-2 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 8.62 and a WHIP of 1.659.
His team's record is 1-2 (-0.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-2. (-1.4 units)

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NY METS (62 - 70) at MIAMI (59 - 73) - 7:10 PM
JEREMY HEFNER (R) vs. JOSH JOHNSON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
NY METS are 34-47 (-12.5 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
NY METS are 9-14 (-11.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
NY METS are 75-73 (+22.4 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 71-71 (+18.9 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 103-104 (+4.9 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 59-73 (-18.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MIAMI is 30-33 (-10.2 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
MIAMI is 58-71 (-17.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MIAMI is 44-62 (-28.5 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 37-49 (-14.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
MIAMI is 67-93 (-26.0 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY METS is 6-4 (+1.9 Units) against MIAMI this season
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.4 Units, Under=-0.7 Units)

JEREMY HEFNER vs. MIAMI since 1997
No recent starts.

JOSH JOHNSON vs. NY METS since 1997
JOHNSON is 8-2 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 2.70 and a WHIP of 1.140.
His team's record is 11-5 (+7.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 9-7. (+1.3 units)

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PITTSBURGH (70 - 61) at MILWAUKEE (63 - 68) - 7:10 PM
A.J. BURNETT (R) vs. MARCO ESTRADA (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 117-178 (-44.3 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +100 to +125 since 1997.
PITTSBURGH is 47-103 (-32.4 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 30-42 (-16.8 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.
BURNETT is 75-100 (-31.7 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997. (Team's Record)
BURNETT is 29-34 (-16.5 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
MILWAUKEE is 101-54 (+33.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 54-25 (+21.1 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 55-23 (+25.4 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 62-33 (+19.9 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 69-61 (+13.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 29-19 (+12.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
PITTSBURGH is 16-5 (+13.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
PITTSBURGH is 32-24 (+10.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
PITTSBURGH is 69-61 (+13.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PITTSBURGH is 50-46 (+8.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PITTSBURGH is 34-26 (+10.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
BURNETT is 18-6 (+12.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
BURNETT is 18-6 (+12.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
MILWAUKEE is 63-68 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 25-29 (-9.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
MILWAUKEE is 23-35 (-17.0 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 6-15 (-12.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
MILWAUKEE is 63-68 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MILWAUKEE is 43-50 (-13.9 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 6-4 (+1.1 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.7 Units)

A.J. BURNETT vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
BURNETT is 2-3 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 5.60 and a WHIP of 1.422.
His team's record is 4-3 (+0.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-5. (-3.7 units)

MARCO ESTRADA vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
ESTRADA is 2-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 2.55 and a WHIP of 0.849.
His team's record is 2-1 (+0.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-2. (-1.3 units)

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SAN DIEGO (62 - 71) at COLORADO (53 - 77) - 8:10 PM
EDINSON VOLQUEZ (R) vs. JHOULYS CHACIN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 80-116 (-27.0 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 62-71 (+4.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 110-121 (+18.5 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 62-71 (+4.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SAN DIEGO is 44-44 (+10.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
SAN DIEGO is 32-29 (+9.7 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
SAN DIEGO is 35-30 (+10.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
COLORADO is 53-77 (-13.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 28-41 (-14.2 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
COLORADO is 4-17 (-14.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
COLORADO is 49-74 (-29.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 53-77 (-13.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
COLORADO is 88-121 (-34.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 15-26 (-11.3 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss this season.
COLORADO is 100-112 (-34.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN DIEGO is 8-5 (+3.4 Units) against COLORADO this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.1 Units)

EDINSON VOLQUEZ vs. COLORADO since 1997
VOLQUEZ is 3-2 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.516.
His team's record is 3-3 (-0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-2. (+1.9 units)

JHOULYS CHACIN vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
CHACIN is 1-1 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 2.50 and a WHIP of 1.111.
His team's record is 1-2 (-1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+1.0 units)

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ARIZONA (66 - 67) at LA DODGERS (70 - 63) - 9:10 PM
TYLER SKAGGS (L) vs. JOSH BECKETT (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 66-67 (-9.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ARIZONA is 66-67 (-9.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ARIZONA is 44-50 (-14.1 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
ARIZONA is 40-44 (-8.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
LA DODGERS are 16-5 (+11.5 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
ARIZONA is 76-74 (+12.8 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 69-50 (+14.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 93-69 (+19.5 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 24-29 (-10.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
LA DODGERS are 28-34 (-10.4 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
LA DODGERS are 33-38 (-13.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
BECKETT is 7-15 (-10.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
BECKETT is 6-15 (-12.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
BECKETT is 3-12 (-12.0 Units) against the money line in night games this season. (Team's Record)
BECKETT is 8-13 (-13.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 10-4 (+5.8 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
9 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.5 Units)

TYLER SKAGGS vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
No recent starts.

JOSH BECKETT vs. ARIZONA since 1997
BECKETT is 1-4 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.418.
His team's record is 2-4 (-2.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-4. (-2.5 units)

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TAMPA BAY (71 - 61) at TORONTO (60 - 71) - 1:05 PM
JEFF NIEMANN (R) vs. HENDERSON ALVAREZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 320-231 (+53.4 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
TAMPA BAY is 36-31 (+8.1 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
TAMPA BAY is 462-553 (+24.4 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997.
TAMPA BAY is 32-21 (+11.8 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 2 seasons.
NIEMANN is 21-10 (+13.5 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
NIEMANN is 8-1 (+9.3 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ALVAREZ is 3-10 (-9.3 Units) against the money line in home games this season. (Team's Record)
ALVAREZ is 3-11 (-10.3 Units) against the money line in games played on artificial turf this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 9-4 (+4.4 Units) against TORONTO this season
6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.6 Units)

JEFF NIEMANN vs. TORONTO since 1997
NIEMANN is 4-4 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.206.
His team's record is 8-5 (+3.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-3. (+3.9 units)

HENDERSON ALVAREZ vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
ALVAREZ is 0-4 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 6.08 and a WHIP of 1.605.
His team's record is 0-4 (-4.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-2. (-0.4 units)

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BALTIMORE (73 - 58) at NY YANKEES (75 - 56) - 1:05 PM
WEI-YIN CHEN (L) vs. TOMMY PHELPS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 69-30 (+27.1 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 164-105 (+17.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 73-58 (+27.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BALTIMORE is 34-24 (+15.2 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
BALTIMORE is 36-28 (+22.1 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
BALTIMORE is 15-9 (+12.1 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
BALTIMORE is 16-13 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in September games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 14-7 (+9.5 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
BALTIMORE is 27-20 (+15.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
BALTIMORE is 25-12 (+17.1 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
BALTIMORE is 68-51 (+26.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
BALTIMORE is 21-14 (+11.3 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.
BALTIMORE is 42-30 (+18.6 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
BALTIMORE is 45-34 (+23.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
BALTIMORE is 11-8 (+9.7 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
CHEN is 17-9 (+10.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
CHEN is 9-3 (+9.2 Units) against the money line in road games this season. (Team's Record)
CHEN is 16-8 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
CHEN is 12-5 (+9.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season. (Team's Record)
NY YANKEES are 59-67 (-22.8 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.

Head-to-Head Series History
BALTIMORE is 6-6 (+3.4 Units) against NY YANKEES this season
8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.6 Units)

WEI-YIN CHEN vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
CHEN is 1-0 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.105.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.3 units)

TOMMY PHELPS vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
No recent starts.

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LA ANGELS (70 - 62) at SEATTLE (64 - 69) - 4:05 PM
ERVIN SANTANA (R) vs. FELIX HERNANDEZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LA ANGELS are 70-62 (-13.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA ANGELS are 16-22 (-13.2 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
LA ANGELS are 68-57 (-9.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA ANGELS are 35-34 (-10.6 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
SEATTLE is 64-69 (+7.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SEATTLE is 15-6 (+12.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
SEATTLE is 61-62 (+9.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA ANGELS are 656-645 (+62.3 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
SEATTLE is 55-96 (-30.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 103-160 (-44.7 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 23-52 (-20.4 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.

Head-to-Head Series History
SEATTLE is 4-7 (-0.1 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
7 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.6 Units)

ERVIN SANTANA vs. SEATTLE since 1997
SANTANA is 11-7 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.292.
His team's record is 18-10 (+4.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 15-13. (+0.3 units)

FELIX HERNANDEZ vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
HERNANDEZ is 6-10 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 3.85 and a WHIP of 1.246.
His team's record is 11-16 (-6.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 12-13. (-2.1 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (72 - 59) at DETROIT (70 - 61) - 7:05 PM
FRANCISCO LIRIANO (L) vs. MAX SCHERZER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 23-30 (-11.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 57-64 (-17.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 78-42 (+21.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 43-26 (+15.0 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.
SCHERZER is 15-3 (+11.1 Units) against the money line in home games after a win over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CHI WHITE SOX are 72-59 (+9.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 78-72 (+13.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 235-183 (+45.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday since 1997.
CHI WHITE SOX are 70-65 (+11.7 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 52-39 (+10.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 33-28 (+7.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
DETROIT is 70-61 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
DETROIT is 15-19 (-11.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
DETROIT is 6-10 (-10.2 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 this season.
DETROIT is 66-58 (-11.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
DETROIT is 37-41 (-15.0 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
DETROIT is 34-35 (-12.0 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
SCHERZER is 6-17 (-15.6 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 8-4 (+3.5 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
7 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.5 Units)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. DETROIT since 1997
LIRIANO is 5-6 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.92 and a WHIP of 1.275.
His team's record is 7-8 (-2.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 6-8. (-3.2 units)

MAX SCHERZER vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
SCHERZER is 3-4 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 2.85 and a WHIP of 1.084.
His team's record is 4-7 (-4.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 6-5. (+0.2 units)

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TEXAS (78 - 53) at CLEVELAND (55 - 77) - 7:05 PM
SCOTT FELDMAN (R) vs. JEANMAR GOMEZ (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
CLEVELAND is 2-2 (+1.0 Units) against TEXAS this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.7 Units)

SCOTT FELDMAN vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
FELDMAN is 2-1 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.211.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.1 units)

JEANMAR GOMEZ vs. TEXAS since 1997
GOMEZ is 1-0 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.286.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.1 units)

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MINNESOTA (53 - 78) at KANSAS CITY (59 - 71) - 7:10 PM
LIAM HENDRIKS (R) vs. LUKE HOCHEVAR (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 116-178 (-37.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 21-42 (-18.0 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +100 to +125 over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 4-21 (-15.4 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 113-171 (-34.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 78-131 (-36.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 45-43 (+11.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
KANSAS CITY is 244-354 (-97.6 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 8-4 (+5.6 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.9 Units)

LIAM HENDRIKS vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
HENDRIKS is 0-1 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.600.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)

LUKE HOCHEVAR vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
HOCHEVAR is 4-4 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 4.65 and a WHIP of 1.349.
His team's record is 5-8 (-3.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-5. (+1.4 units)

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BOSTON (62 - 71) at OAKLAND (74 - 57) - 9:05 PM
FELIX DOUBRONT (L) vs. A.J. GRIFFIN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 62-71 (-23.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BOSTON is 7-20 (-22.1 Units) against the money line in September games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 56-66 (-24.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
BOSTON is 41-52 (-23.6 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
BOSTON is 37-53 (-27.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
BOSTON is 32-39 (-16.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
BOSTON is 37-45 (-13.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
OAKLAND is 74-57 (+26.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
OAKLAND is 28-21 (+10.2 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less this season.
OAKLAND is 39-26 (+13.6 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
OAKLAND is 68-54 (+20.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
OAKLAND is 51-36 (+21.5 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
OAKLAND is 44-29 (+18.3 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
OAKLAND is 32-24 (+8.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 6-1 (+6.4 Units) against BOSTON this season
5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.6 Units)

FELIX DOUBRONT vs. OAKLAND since 1997
DOUBRONT is 0-1 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 11.25 and a WHIP of 2.000.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.1 units)

A.J. GRIFFIN vs. BOSTON since 1997
GRIFFIN is 0-0 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.000.
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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MINNESOTA (53 - 78) at KANSAS CITY (59 - 71) - 4:10 PM
COLE DE VRIES (R) vs. WILL SMITH (L)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 8-4 (+5.6 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.9 Units)

COLE DE VRIES vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
DE VRIES is 2-0 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.091.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

WILL SMITH vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
SMITH is 0-1 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 13.49 and a WHIP of 2.141.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24495 Followers:32
09/01/2012 10:21 AM

Armadillo: Saturday's six-pack

Red Sox' lineup on August 31, 2011, compared to last night........

8/31/2011 8/31/2012
Ellsbury CF Podsednik LF
Pedroia 2B Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B Ellsbury CF
Ortiz DH Ross RF
Lowrie 3B Loney 1B
Crawford LF Saltalamacchia C
Reddick RF Aviles DH
Varitek C Ciriaco 3B
Scutaro SS Iglesias SS
Beckett P Cook P
Mgr: Francona (83-52) Mgr: Valentine (62-71)
Pitching Coach: Curt Young Pitching Coach: Niemann
GM: Epstein GM: Cherington


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Armadillo: Saturday's List of 13: Our list of happy/unhappy people.....

Happy—Very happy that football season is starting; love my baseball, but there’s something about the weekly routine of a football season that makes life simpler.

Unhappy—DirecTV didn’t hook up with the Pac-12 Network, which means I’m missing out on seeing lot of live west coast games this fall/winter.

Happy— Denver coach John Fox has made a Super Bowl with Jake Delhomme as his QB; he won a playoff game LY with Tim Tebow under center. Now his QB is Peyton Manning; you don’t think he’s the freakin’ happiest person on earth?

Unhappy—Jet fans saw the team create a QB controversy for no reason, other than increased media exposure. In the NFL summer, no news is good news. Unless you're the Jets, where any news is good news.

Happy— Adults in September—Pennant races, football season, their kids go back to school.

Unhappy—The kids who go back to school.

Happy— LA Laker fans—Landed Steve Nash/Dwight Howard and all they had to give up was Andrew Bynum.

Unhappy—Cavalier fans—Lebron James won an NBA title and a gold medal in the same summer. The Indians/Browns/Cavs all suck. Cleveland fans are not happy.

Happy— Carl Crawford went from being a $20M a year flop in Boston, a tough city for flops, to playing for a team owned by Magic Johnson. He has to be very happy.

Unhappy—Jon Lester/Dustin Pedroia—“How come we didn’t get traded to the Dodgers?”

Happy— Los Angeles Kings fans—Won Stanley Cup this spring for first time in their 46-year history.

Unhappy—NHL fans everywhere—Donald Fehr runs the NHL Players’ Association; this is bad news for anyone who wants to watch hockey this fall.

Happy— Football weekends are the best; nothing like a weekend jammed with ballgames and junk food to make me happy.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24495 Followers:32
09/01/2012 10:24 AM

Early Games:

Saturday, September 1

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Baltimore - 1:05 PM ET Baltimore +143 500
NY Yankees - Under 9.5 500

San Francisco - 1:05 PM ET San Francisco -142 500
Chi. Cubs -

Tampa Bay - 1:07 PM ET Tampa Bay -133 500
Toronto - Over 9 500

Philadelphia - 4:05 PM ET Philadelphia +104 500
Atlanta - Under 7 500

St. Louis - 4:05 PM ET Washington -115 500
Washington - Over 7.5 500

LA Angels - 4:05 PM ET Seattle -140 500
Seattle - Over 7 500

Minnesota - 4:10 PM ET Kansas City -132 500
Kansas City - Under 9 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24495 Followers:32
09/01/2012 06:07 PM

Evening Games:

Chi. White Sox - 7:05 PM ET Detroit -149 500
Detroit - Over 8.5 500

Texas - 7:05 PM ET Texas -158 500
Cleveland - Over 9.5 500

Cincinnati - 7:05 PM ET Cincinnati -162 500
Houston - Under 8 500

NY Mets - 7:10 PM ET Miami -140 500
Miami - Over 7.5 500

Minnesota - 7:10 PM ET Minnesota +126 500
Kansas City -

Pittsburgh - 7:10 PM ET Milwaukee -121 500
Milwaukee - Under 8 500

San Diego - 8:10 PM ET San Diego +114 500
Colorado - Over 10.5 500

Boston - 9:05 PM ET Boston +157 500
Oakland -

Arizona - 9:10 PM ET Arizona +128 500
LA Dodgers - Under 7.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: