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Some Thursday MLB Helpful Information...............
Thursday's Streaking and Slumping Starting Pitchers
Brett Anderson, Oakland Athletics (4-0, 0.69)
Anderson allowed one unearned run over six innings to pick up the win Saturday against the Mariners. Anderson has been outstanding since he was activated from the DL, allowing just two earned runs over 26 innings. He has won all four games he has started, but has a tough outing coming up in Los Angeles opposite Jered Weaver.
Derek Holland, Texas Rangers (10-6, 4.59)
Holland was solid Friday, allowing one run over eight innings against Tampa Bay. The lefty has picked up wins in three of his last four starts and hurls against the lowly Indians next.
Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners (13-7, 2.67)
Hernandez suffered his second shortest outing of the season after giving up six runs over 4 2/3 innings against the A's on Friday. The right-hander yielded four runs over 7 1/3 innings to the Angels in his previous outing and has suffered back-to-back losses. Hernandez takes the bump against the Blue Jays next time out.
Felix Doubront, Boston Red Sox (10-8, 5.21)
Doubront has allowed 10 earned runs in his last two starts and may be running out of gas after recently surpassing his career high in innings. His 8.27 ERA over his last 32 2/3 innings pitched could be a reflection of fatigue. Manager Bobby Valentine says the club has no plans to shut down the lefty and he'll send him to the mound against the Yankees on Thursday.
-- Harrell is 0-0, 2.25 in his last three starts.
-- Hellickson has a 2.61 RA in his last five starts.
-- Anderson is 4-0, 1.04 in his last four starts.
-- Holland is 3-0, 3.54 in his last four starts, 1-0, 1.80 in his last two.
-- Sale is 4-0, 1.91 in his last four home starts.
-- Cloyd is 1-1, 4.24 in three starts this season.
-- Beckett is 1-2, 3.86 in three starts for the Dodgers. Lynn is 0-1, 7.79 in his last four starts, last of which was August 24.
-- WChen is 0-2, 6.75 in his last three starts.
-- Weaver is 1-3, 6.44 in his last five starts, last of which was Sept 2.
-- FHernandez is 0-2, 8.25 in his last couple starts. Alvarez is 1-5, 7.57 in his last seven outings.
-- Hughes is 1-3, 6.75 in his last four road starts. Doubrant is 0-4, 9.76 in his last seven starts.
-- McAllister is 0-3, 7.03 in his last five starts.
-- Verlander is 1-1, 5.19 in his last five starts.
-- Mendoza is 0-1, 6.86 in his last four starts. Hendriks is 0-7, 8.21 in his last ten starts.
-- Phillies won eleven of their last thirteen games.
-- Toronto won four of its last six games.
-- Orioles won 12 of their last 16 home games.
-- Rangers won ten of their last thirteen home games.
-- Royals won four of their last five games.
-- Oakland won 15 of its last 18 games.
-- Astros lost 19 of their last 25 games.
-- Cardinals lost eleven of their last fifteen games.Dodgers lost six of their last seven games.
-- Rays lost four of their last six games.
-- Mariners are 3-4 in their last seven games.
-- Angels lost their last three games, scoring seven runs.
-- Boston lost 12 of its last 14 games. Bronx Bombers are 5-8 in their last thirteen games.
-- Detroit lost 16 of its last 22 road games. White Sox are 5-8 in their last 13 games overall.
-- Twins lost 14 of their last 19 home games.
-- Cleveland lost 14 of its last 17 road games.
-- Last five Houston games stayed under the total.
-- Seven of last nine St Louis games went over the total.
-- Six of last seven Seattle road games stayed under.
-- Five of last seven Tampa Bay games stayed under.
-- Five of last seven Bronx games went over the total.
-- Seven of last ten Texas home games went over the total.
-- Over is 8-1-2 in last eleven Kansas City games.
-- Under is 17-3-1 in last 21 Detroit games.
-- Over is 9-4-1 in Oakland's last fourteen games.
-- Sea-Tor-- Underdogs are 14-10 in last 24 Meals games.
-- TB-Balt-- 14 of last 15 Culbreth games stayed under total.
-- NY-Bos-- Eight of last eleven Hallion games went over.
-- Cle-Tex-- Underdogs are 9-7 in last 16 Carlson games.
-- Det-Chi-- Underdogs won four of last five Randazzo games.
-- KC-Min-- Six of last eight Estabrook games stayed under total.
-- A's-LA-- Over is 5-2-1 in last eight Diaz games.