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04/27/2013 10:35 AM

Preview: Rockies (15-8) at Diamondbacks (13-10)

Game: 3
Venue: Chase Field
Date: April 27, 2013 8:10 PM EDT


Troy Tulowitzki tends to thrive against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he hopes facing left-handers for the rest of this series will keep it that way.

The shortstop looks to continue providing a spark at the plate as the Colorado Rockies go for a seventh win in 10 games against Arizona on Saturday night.

Tulowitzki is hitting .383 with five homers, 17 RBIs and a .455 on-base percentage over his last 13 meetings with Arizona. He's plated 10 of those runs while going 8 for 20 with three homers in the past six matchups.

Tulowitzki came up big again Friday, connecting for a three-run double in the fifth inning to put the Rockies up for good in a 6-3 win. He also had an RBI double in Thursday's 3-2 loss to open this four-game set.

Colorado (15-8) has won six of the last nine meetings, but it may be in for stiff tests in the final two games of this series with Arizona (13-10) scheduled to start southpaws Wade Miley and Patrick Corbin, who have combined to go 4-0 with a 2.24 ERA.

In fact, each of the next four pitchers the Rockies face will be lefties.

"It's definitely better than having them separate, having lefty-righty, lefty-righty," Tulowitzki told the team's official website. "We know we're up against a few of them. I actually feel good up there against lefties."

Tulowitzki, though, has a .159 average against left-handers since the start of 2012 - 2 for 17 this season - after hitting .346 over the previous two years. He's also 0 for 6 versus Miley, Saturday's starter.

The Rockies are fourth in the NL with a .271 average off lefties, with Michael Cuddyer going 5 for 14.

Miley (2-0, 2.77 ERA) is 4-0 with a 3.11 ERA in six games - five starts - against Colorado, going 2-0 with a 2.49 ERA in three home outings.

He hasn't won since his only start at Chase Field, yielding two runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 10-2 victory over Pittsburgh on April 10.

Miley doesn't have a decision in two starts since, but left with the lead during Monday's 5-4 loss at San Francisco. He allowed two runs in the first inning but settled down to toss 5 2-3 scoreless, only to have the bullpen surrender three runs in the last two frames.

He gave himself the lead with his first career homer - a solo shot - in the fifth.

The Rockies will send Jeff Francis (1-2, 8.44) to the mound on three days' rest due to Tuesday's doubleheader.

They were swept in that twinbill with Atlanta, and Francis was charged with a 4-3 defeat in the opener. He allowed four runs - all on three homers - in four innings.

The veteran lefty is 3-2 with a 4.99 ERA in eight career starts on three days' rest, all coming last year when Colorado experimented with a four-man rotation.

Francis has won his last two start at Arizona, compiling a 2.45 ERA.

It's unclear if the Diamondbacks will have Didi Gregorius back after he suffered a contusion to the right temple after being hit near the top of the helmet with a pitch from reliever Josh Outman on Friday.

The rookie shortstop, who is 11 for 27 with two homers, is expected to undergo further tests.

Miguel Montero is 3 for 26 over his last seven games, but he's 5 for 11 with a homer off Francis.

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04/27/2013 10:36 AM

Preview: Giants (13-10) at Padres (7-15)

Game: 2
Venue: PETCO Park
Date: April 27, 2013 8:40 PM EDT


Barry Zito's first road start of the season was one to forget but he rebounded nicely last weekend against the San Diego Padres.

Zito will seek to duplicate that effort when he faces the Padres again Saturday night and try to earn his first win at Petco Park in nearly five years while helping the Giants avoid their longest road losing streak since 2010.

Zito (3-1, 3.42 ERA) had his nine-game win streak dating back to last season snapped April 16 when he was tagged for nine runs in 2 2-3 innings in a 10-8 defeat in Milwaukee. In his following start Sunday, he scattered five singles over seven innings in a 5-0 win over San Diego.

"If you let outings bleed into the next one, that's when things kind of go bad, so you just have to stick with your approach," Zito said after earning only his second win in his last 13 starts against the Padres.

The left-hander was 1-7 with a 6.24 ERA in his 12 previous outings against San Diego (7-15) and is 0-3 with a 7.28 ERA in his last six at Petco Park. He hasn't earned a win there since Aug. 2, 2008.

Zito hasn't made it through the fifth inning in four of his last six starts in San Diego and gave up four runs over four frames in his most recent game there, an 8-7 win for the Giants (13-10) on Aug. 18.

Just as he did this past Sunday, Zito will once again pitch opposite Eric Stults (2-2, 4.70), who gave up a season-high five runs over seven innings against San Francisco last weekend.

"(Stults) just got a couple pitches up and out over the plate that they took advantage of," manager Bud Black said. "They bunched some hits together."

The left-hander, however, is 3-0 with a 3.46 ERA in his last four home starts against the Giants, including two last season.

In this outing, he'll face a team that's dropped three straight since a season high-tying four-game win streak that began with a sweep of the Padres. San Francisco fell 2-1 in Friday's series opener after Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso singled in runs in the third inning.

The Giants had runners on the corners with two outs in the ninth, but Huston Street got Brandon Crawford to ground into a fielder's choice to end the game.

The win gave San Diego its first home streak of 2013 and put it on the verge of matching its season-high three consecutive victories April 15-17.

The Padres could get a boost with Kyle Blanks expected to return to the lineup. The outfielder injured his eyelid when he crashed into a wall in San Francisco during Stults' start Sunday and made a pinch-hit appearance in Friday's win.

The Giants, meanwhile, will try to avoid their first four-game losing streak since dropping five straight July 25-30. They're also seeking to avoid their first five-game road skid since May 19-23, 2010.

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04/27/2013 10:38 AM

Preview: Angels (9-13) at Mariners (9-16)

Game: 3
Venue: Safeco Field
Date: April 27, 2013 9:10 PM EDT


After earning his 100th career win in a strong effort earlier this week, Felix Hernandez is looking for more.

Unfortunately for Hernandez, the Los Angeles Angels have usually had his number - particularly last season.

Hernandez takes the mound for the Seattle Mariners hoping to snap a personal three-game losing streak to the Angels as these AL West rivals continue a four-game set Saturday night at Safeco Field.

Hernandez (2-2, 2.08 ERA) is coming off his first victory since opening day, scattering five hits and striking out nine over six scoreless innings in Monday's 7-1 win at Houston. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner became the third pitcher in team history to reach 100 victories, joining Jamie Moyer (145) and Randy Johnson (130).

"I'm glad it's behind him," manager Eric Wedge said. "Obviously, it's something you can't not think about as a pitcher or player or even as manager or coach. I was really happy for him. He's accomplished so much, so quickly, for a young man. It's a great accomplishment."

The 27-year-old Hernandez has struck out 37 and walked six over five starts spanning 34 2-3 innings. He went 0-2 in his previous three starts before Monday.

"Finally. Finally. It took too long. But it felt great," Hernandez told MLB's official website. "One hundred wins in the big leagues and hopefully I can get more and more."

If his results against the Angels (9-13) are any indication, building on his latest effort could prove difficult.

Hernandez is 2-7 against them since the start of the 2010 season and 6-12 lifetime - his second-most losses versus any opponent - to go with a 4.07 ERA. He was especially bad in five starts against Los Angeles in 2012, compiling an 0-3 record and a 6.25 ERA - easily his worst versus any team he faced more than once.

Mike Trout gave him fits last year, going 9 for 17 with a homer in their matchups, and Howie Kendrick was 5 for 12. Josh Hamilton, though, is 8 for 48 with 16 strikeouts lifetime against him.

The Angels had lost four straight and seven of eight on the road before winning 6-3 on Friday. C.J. Wilson pitched effectively into the sixth inning while Hank Conger and Mark Trumbo both hit two-run homers.

The Mariners (9-16), meanwhile, have dropped six of eight while batting .172 with runners in scoring position. They went 1 for 12 in such situations Friday.

Seattle, though, would appear to have a favorable matchup against Joe Blanton (0-3, 7.84), whose .392 opponent batting average is the worst in the AL among pitchers with at least three starts. The right-hander was tagged for four runs and a season-high 12 hits over six-plus innings but didn't factor in the decision of Monday's 7-6 loss to Texas.

Blanton is 2-4 with a 4.59 ERA over his last seven starts against the Mariners, but he hasn't faced them since 2008. While Michael Morse is 3 for 10 with a homer versus Blanton, Jason Bay is 0 for 5.

Morse has looked lost at the plate of late, striking out 10 times during a 4-for-32 slump.

Blanton, though, will need to be wary of Kyle Seager, who is batting .393 with three homers during a career-high 15-game hitting streak - the longest in the majors this season. He's 8 for 18 with a pair of long balls, six runs scored and five RBIs in his last four games versus Los Angeles.

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04/27/2013 10:40 AM

Armadillo: Saturday's six-pack

Week 1 NFL spreads........

Baltimore Ravens
Denver Broncos 7.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Jersey Jets even

Miami Dolphins -1.5
Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 49ers -4.5

Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints -2

Oakland Raiders
Indianapolis Colts -7

Seattle Seahawks -3.5
Carolina Panthers

Tennessee Titans
Pittsburgh Steelers -6.5

Arizona Cardinals
St Louis Rams 4.5

Kansas City Chiefs -1.5
Jacksonville Jaguars

Minnesota Vikings
Detroit Lions -3

New Jersey Giants
Dallas Cowboys -3

New England Patriots -6
Buffalo Bills

Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins -6

Cincinnati Bengals
Chicago Bears -4

Houston Texans -3
San Diego Chargers


*****

Armadillo: Saturday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud......

13) How have the Cowboys not drafted Matt Barkley? Tony Romo is in his 30's, its time for Dallas to draft a developmental QB. Barkley would've been the #1 pick had he come out last year; now he's a 4th round player?

12) Phillies are amazingly 0-6 in Roy Halladay’s starts this year, but that will change soon; Halladay allowed three hits in his last 15 IP.

All he needs is some run support.

11) Mets started their 8th series of the season last night; so far, over is 13-2 in Games 1-2 of each series, but 2-4 in Game 3’s. I don’t have a reason why, just reporting the facts.

10) Charles Barkley has come out and said he would like to be GM of the Phoenix Suns; would he work hard at the job, or treat it like a fantasy team he toys with after he plays golf ever day (see Bobcats, Charlotte)?

Playing/coaching/personnel are three distinctly different jobs, all unique in their own way, all very difficult to do well.

9) Fordham signed the best senior NYC high school basketball player this week, pretty big breakthrough for the Rams, as they try and rise from out of the basement of the A-16. This is a big step for them, no matter how good the kid is or isn’t. He’s from the Christ the King HS; the private school league is generally better than the public school league in NYC.

8) Carl Crawford has always been a pretty good player, but only pretty good; how he ever got $20M a year out of the Red Sox is beyond me. Seems as though Theo Epstein (now running the Cubs instead of Boston) should have to carry Crawford on his roster until the ridiculously high $140M contract (this is the third of seven years) is over.

7) Say a big league ballplayer gets 600 at-bats and hits .280; if that player added one more hit a week, say because he was an expert bunter, that .280 average becomes .325. How a speedy lefthanded hitter like Crawford never became an expert bunter is beyond me; might have made him a Hall of Fame-type player.

6) I wonder how much total money is spent on beer advertising on TV and radio during games? Has to be a staggering amount.

5) Western Michigan had the MAC Freshman of the Year this winter in 6-9 Darius Paul, but now he is transferring out of Kalamazoo, a disturbing trend that has increased lately (Seth Curry from Liberty-to-Duke, for example). Mid-majors have to watch out for bigger schools poaching their own players, almost like baseball players leaving smaller markets for the big money. Curious to see where Mr Paul winds up.

4) If you’re planning a vacation for next spring and don’t know where to go, Wrestlemania is going to be in the Superdome in New Orleans. They had it outdoors at Swamp Stadium in New Jersey this year.

3) Its funny how you can actually wager on where kids get picked in the NFL Draft; makes the whole evening a lot more interesting.

2) Seniors-to-be Russ Smith (Louisville), CJ Fair (Syracuse) are coming back to school next year, as those teams head into the ACC for the first time. Very good news for both teams.

1) If the Lakers played the Celtics best-of-7 right now, would either team win a game? They both look like they've given up.

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04/27/2013 10:44 AM

Preview: Brewers (11-10) at Dodgers (11-11)

Game: 2
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Date: April 27, 2013 9:10 PM EDT


The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers haven't fared too well at the plate against right-handers. Now they will face rookie right-handed starters they have never seen.

It's hard to know what to expect in Saturday night's pitching matchup between the Brewers' Wily Peralta and Dodgers' Stephen Fife, with Milwaukee seeking to even this series at a game apiece.

These teams entered play Friday leading the NL in batting average against left-handers, with Milwaukee (11-10) at .301 and Los Angeles (11-11) at .296. It's been a different story for both against right-handers, with the Brewers at .226 and Dodgers at .225 entering the weekend.

Los Angeles won 7-5 on Friday, and it's probably not surprising that the game's biggest hit came against a left-hander. Adrian Gonzalez doubled in two runs off Brewers reliever Mike Gonzalez with two outs in the seventh inning to give the Dodgers the lead for good at 5-4.

"All that matters is winning games,' said Adrian Gonzalez, who finished with three RBIs. "We've lost some games that we should have won, but that's behind is, and now we have to focus on winning each and every day.'

The slugger's go-ahead double went off the glove of center fielder Carlos Gomez.

"We should have won the game," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We just didn't make a play.'

Now these teams will get their first looks at pitchers who made their debuts last season, but didn't log enough 2012 innings to lose their rookie statuses.

Peralta (1-1, 5.16 ERA) seems to have the greater pedigree between these starters heading into his 10th career outing and fifth of 2013. The Brewers' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012, Peralta earned his first victory Sunday by limiting the Cubs to two runs over 6 2-3 innings in a 4-2 home victory.

Control has been an issue this season for Peralta, whose walks per nine innings is 4.37. That could be an issue against a Dodgers team that ranks third in the majors with 87 walks.

Fife (0-0, 7.71) remains in the rotation for his second 2013 start as he replaces the injured Chad Billingsley. His sixth career start came Sunday as he yielded four runs over 4 2-3 innings in a 7-4 win at Baltimore.

"I'd like to have come out of the game better, gotten deeper," Fife said. "I kind of failed in one aspect but gave us enough of a chance to walk out of here with a win."

Fife is still looking for his first big-league victory after going 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA in five outings last year for the Dodgers.

He'll try to slow down Yuniesky Betancourt, who is 6 for 16 with two homers and seven RBIs on this road trip for the Brewers. Fife will also get his first look at former NL MVP Ryan Braun, whose .393 average at Dodger Stadium is his second-highest in any current NL park.

Milwaukee won 10 of 13 from Los Angeles over the previous two seasons before the Dodgers ended a four-game home losing streak in the series Friday. The Brewers have dropped two straight after a nine-game win streak.

Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis left with a right quad strain, and Nick Punto replaced him.

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04/27/2013 10:46 AM

Preview: Braves (15-7) at Tigers (11-10)

Game: 2
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: April 27, 2013 1:05 PM EDT


While the Detroit Tigers silenced the Atlanta Braves in the opener of this three-game set, a repeat performance could be hard to come by with Rick Porcello on the hill.

Porcello looks to get on track opposite Kris Medlen as the Tigers and Braves square off again Saturday at Comerica Park.

Anibal Sanchez struck out a franchise-record 17 and allowed five hits over eight innings as Detroit (11-10) cruised to a 10-0 win Friday.

"He was pretty good and we weren't," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "That does it boys. That's all I got for you."

The Tigers backed Sanchez with four runs in the third inning and six in the fourth. Matt Tuiasosopo homered and drove in a career-high five runs while Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter combined for six hits and three RBIs.

After going 2 for 2, Miguel Cabrera is batting .415 with a homer and 10 RBIs during a 10-game hitting streak. He's 2 for 3 lifetime against Medlen (1-2, 2.16).

The Braves (15-7) dropped to 2-5 over their last seven games, hitting .186 with runners in scoring position over that stretch - including an 0-for-5 effort Friday.

Despite their recent efforts, the Braves could be in for a big day at the plate against Porcello (0-2, 11.08 ERA), who's posted an ugly .383 opponent batting average to rank second-worst in the AL among pitchers with at least three starts.

The right-hander was especially bad last Saturday in a 10-0 road loss to the Los Angeles Angels, allowing nine runs and nine hits before being removed with two outs in the first inning.

"He was obviously a little rusty, a little wild, a little unlucky, and that pretty much sums it up," manager Jim Leyland said. "I'm sure he wasn't a happy camper, and I don't blame him."

Porcello, who allowed an AL-worst 226 hits last season, was the first Tiger since Hank Borowy in 1951 to allow nine earned runs without getting out of the first inning.

"I struggled a little bit with my command, but it wasn't all that bad," he said. "I was keeping the ball down in the zone and throwing good sinkers. If I'm going to be inducing contact, that's my goal."

Making his first appearance against Atlanta, Porcello is 2-3 with a 7.90 ERA in his last seven interleague outings.

Medlen had allowed three earned runs in his first three starts before giving up three over six innings Sunday in a 4-2 loss at Pittsburgh.

"I was leaving pitches out over the plate, pulling off, and everything was flat," he told MLB's official website.

Medlen had compiled a 0.64 ERA in winning each of his previous six road starts. In his only appearance against Detroit, Medlen scattered six hits and struck out five over 6 2-3 innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 home win June 25, 2010.

Medlen will try to add to Prince Fielder's recent woes. The slugging first baseman has struck out 15 times during a 5-for-35 slump.

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04/27/2013 10:47 AM

MLB
Dunkel

Milwaukee at LA Dodgers
The Brewers look to bounce back from last night's 7-5 loss to LA and build on their 5-1 record in their last 6 games after scoring 5 or more runs in the previous game. Milwaukee is the pick (+110) according to Dunkel, which has the Brewers favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+110). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Game 901-902: Philadelphia at NY Mets (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Pettibone) 14.417; NY Mets (Marcum) 15.199
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-140); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (-140); Under

Game 903-904: Cincinnati at Washington (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Leake) 14.366; Washington (Haren) 15.057
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Washington (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-110); Over

Game 905-906: Pittsburgh at St. Louis (4:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Burnett) 16.822; St. Louis (Westbrook) 16.307
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1/2 8 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (+110); Over

Game 907-908: Chicago Cubs at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Wood) 15.015; Miami (Sanabia) 14.062
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Chicago Cubs (-135); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (-135); Under

Game 909-910: Colorado at Arizona (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Francis) 15.346; Arizona (Miley) 16.959
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Arizona (-170); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-170); Under

Game 911-912: San Francisco at San Diego (8:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Zito) 15.590; San Diego (Stults) 15.988
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-125); 7
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+105); Over

Game 913-914: Milwaukee at LA Dodgers (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Peralta) 15.704; LA Dodgers (Fife) 15.141
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+110); Over

Game 915-916: Baltimore at Oakland (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Tillman) 14.307; Oakland (Griffin) 15.380
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Oakland (-145); 8
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-145); Under

Game 917-918: Toronto at NY Yankees (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Happ) 14.503; NY Yankees (Sabathia) 15.512
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-170); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-170); Under

Game 919-920: Texas at Minnesota (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Holland) 15.083; Minnesota (Hernandez) 15.498
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-150); 8
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+130); Over

Game 921-922: Houston at Boston (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Peacock) 14.202; Boston (Doubront) 13.869
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Boston (-260); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+220); Under

Game 923-924: Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Moore) 16.517; White Sox (Floyd) 15.386
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-125); Over

Game 925-926: Cleveland at Kansas City (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Kazmir) 14.435; Kansas City (Santana) 16.267
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 2; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 927-928: LA Angels at Seattle (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Blanton) 13.340; Seattle (Hernandez) 14.911
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Seattle (-170); 7
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (-170); Over

Game 929-930: Atlanta at Detroit (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Medlen) 16.880; Detroit (Porcello) 15.641
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-125); 8
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-125); Over
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04/27/2013 10:48 AM

MLB

Saturday, April 27

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Trend Report
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1:05 PM
CINCINNATI vs. WASHINGTON
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Washington
Cincinnati is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

1:05 PM
ATLANTA vs. DETROIT
Atlanta is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games

1:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. NY METS
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets are 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

4:05 PM
TORONTO vs. NY YANKEES
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Toronto

4:05 PM
BALTIMORE vs. OAKLAND
Baltimore is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Baltimore

4:10 PM
TEXAS vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas's last 14 games when playing Minnesota
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing Texas

4:15 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. ST. LOUIS
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games

7:10 PM
CLEVELAND vs. KANSAS CITY
Cleveland is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games ,
Cleveland is 3-8-1 SU in its last 12 games ,when playing Kansas City
Kansas City5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland

7:10 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. CHI WHITE SOX
Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games

7:10 PM
HOUSTON vs. BOSTON
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

7:10 PM
CHI CUBS vs. MIAMI
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Miami
Chi Cubs are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games

8:10 PM
COLORADO vs. ARIZONA
Colorado is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Colorado

8:40 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. SAN DIEGO
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 15 of San Diego's last 18 games when playing at home against San Francisco

9:10 PM
LA ANGELS vs. SEATTLE
LA Angels are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,
LA Angels are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games ,
Seattle4-1-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels

9:10 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. LA DODGERS
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 15 games when playing LA Dodgers
Milwaukee is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games

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cnotes Posts:23650 Followers:32
04/27/2013 10:49 AM

MLB

Saturday, April 27

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Three 'over' pitchers to watch on Saturday
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Here's a look at three struggling starters taking the mound Saturday who have a combined 11-1 over record this season in 12 starts.

Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers (0-2, 11.08 ERA, 4-0 O/U)

In his last start, Porcello got rocked by the Angels, giving up nine earned runs in the first inning. His three other starts this year haven't been much better. Porcello hasn't pitched into the sixth inning yet this season, and has only struck out three batters. All of Porcello's totals have been high, not seeing one lower than eight yet. Kris Medlen is scheduled to be his opposite number for the Braves on Saturday. He has a 1-2 record and 2.16 ERA this season.

Dan Haren, Washington Nationals (1-3, 7.36 ERA, 3-1 O/U)

Haren is another pitcher that has been taxing for his team's bullpen. He has pitched into the sixth inning only once and has given up at least six hits in all of his starts. His most recent total was at 7.5, after seeing eight in his first three outings. Haren will go against Cincinnati's Mike Leake on Saturday. Leake has a 1-0 record in four starts and a 3.81 ERA.

Joe Blanton, Los Angeles Angels (0-3, 7.84 ERA, 4-0 O/U)

The Angels have the second worst team ERA in baseball, and Blanton is one of the main reasons why. He has given up at least four earned runs and seven hits in each of his four starts. The righty has made it to the seventh inning only once and has struck out an average of two batters per game. The total has been either eight or 8.5 in all of Blanton's starts. He will take the hill against Seattle's Felix Hernandez on Saturday, who has a 2-2 record with a 2.08 ERA.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:23650 Followers:32
04/27/2013 10:50 AM

MLB

Saturday, April 27

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MLB weather watch: Showers in St. Louis
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There's rain in the forecast for three different parks on Saturday in the majors.

Here's our weather report:

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (-125, 7.5)
Site: Busch Stadium

Forecasts are calling for a 45 percent chance of showers.

Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals (-141, 8.5)
Site: Kauffman Stadium

A 35 percent chance of rain is in the forecast for Kansas City.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners (-149, 7)
Site: Safeco Field

Winds will blow out to left field at 13 mph and there's a 30 percent chance of rain. The Mariners were 6-1 at home in 2012 when the wind blew out to left field.

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