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05/01/2013 09:22 AM

Preview: White Sox (10-15) at Rangers (17-9)

Game: 2
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Date: May 01, 2013 8:05 PM EDT


The Texas Rangers' struggling offense busted out in a big way in the series opener, though runs haven't been easy to come by against Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale lately.

Texas looks to stay hot as it continues its three-game series with visiting Chicago on Wednesday night.

The Rangers (17-9) totaled eight runs while splitting a four-game series with Minnesota - including a 5-0 loss Sunday - before getting homers from Nelson Cruz, Adrian Beltre and Jeff Baker in Tuesday's 10-6 victory over the White Sox.

Cruz is hitting .364 with four homers and 14 RBIs over his last nine games.

``We were what, 11 innings (since) we (last) scored a run, then we got some big hits and they just kept coming,' manager Ron Washington said.

Texas scored its most runs versus Chicago since a 12-11 win July 13, 2008, and did so without catcher A.J. Pierzynski, whose first game against his former team was delayed as he nursed a right oblique injury.

Pierzynski, who has an eight-game hitting streak, hopes to be back in the lineup before Thursday's series finale.

``It's killing me not to be out there," Pierzynski said. "Obviously the team I was with the last eight years, a bunch of guys, a bunch of my friends and to not be able to go out there is hard. I was looking forward to this series.'

Pierzynski at the very least can give some inside information about Sale, who won 17 games in his first season as a starter in 2012 with Pierzynski catching the majority of the time.

Aside from giving up eight runs in 4 1-3 innings of a 9-4 loss to Cleveland on April 13, Sale (2-2, 4.09 ERA) has pitched to the level that led him to last season's success.

The left-hander has pitched at least seven innings in each of his other four starts, allowing a total of seven earned runs. He walked a career worst-tying four but struck out seven and gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings of a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday.

"You can't throw confetti when you're going good and you can't kick yourself in the rear when you're going bad,' Sale said.

Sale gave up five runs in 6 1-3 innings of a 9-5 road win over the Rangers on July 27 in his last start against them. Cruz, whose .191 career average versus the White Sox is tied for his worst against any AL team, hit a three-run homer in that contest and is 3 for 6 lifetime against Sale.

The Rangers will counter with rookie Nick Tepesch, who had another solid outing Thursday after allowing one run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings of a 2-1 win at Minnesota.

Tepesch (2-1, 2.53) and fellow 25-year-old Justin Grimm, who will start Thursday's series finale, have shined in their opportunities to be members of the Rangers' rotation, which is exactly what Washington expected.

"We had to give these guys a chance," Washington said told the team's official website. "I don't care if you're young. You have to get it done. It's that simple."

Tepesch will be making his first start against the White Sox (10-15), who have dropped three straight. Adam Dunn homered to give him three during a five-game hitting streak after going 1 for 37 with 17 strikeouts over his previous 11 contests.

Chicago's .230 average is the worst in the AL.

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05/01/2013 09:24 AM

Preview: Padres (10-16) at Cubs (10-16)

Game: 3
Venue: Wrigley Field
Date: May 01, 2013 8:05 PM EDT


Carlos Quentin seems to like facing the Chicago Cubs, and he's recently been particularly productive at Wrigley Field.

The rest of the San Diego Padres' lineup also really enjoyed their latest visit to the storied ballpark.

Quentin looks to continue his success against the Cubs as the Padres attempt to build upon their best offensive display of the season Wednesday night.

The two-time All-Star has a .337 average with nine homers and 26 RBIs in 29 career meetings with Chicago. Quentin has been especially dangerous versus the Cubs since the Padres acquired him from the White Sox prior to last season, batting .480 with five homers and 12 RBIs in seven games.

Much of that damage has come on the North Side, where he's 10 for 19 with five doubles, four homers and nine RBIs over the past five visits. His .344 career average at Wrigley is his highest at any ballpark.

Quentin was at it again there Tuesday, connecting for two doubles and a solo homer while driving in three runs in a 13-7 victory. It was the first time this season the Padres scored in double figures, and every member of the lineup had at least one of their season-high 17 hits.

San Diego (10-16) had nine extra-base hits in that win after getting only one in a 5-3 loss to open this four-game set Monday, ending a four-game winning streak.

Andrew Cashner (1-1, 3.26 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound, and he's rather familiar with Wrigley Field.

The right-hander went 2-6 with a 4.29 ERA while making 59 of 60 appearances out of the bullpen for Chicago from 2010-11. A first-round pick in 2008, Cashner was sent to San Diego in a deal that delivered Anthony Rizzo to the Cubs (10-16).

"My first start with the Padres (at Wrigley), but it's just another game," Cashner told the team's official website. "You don't treat it any different. You don't get too up or too down. You try to just stay the same every start you make."

Cashner faced the Cubs twice in relief last season - both in Chicago - and allowed two runs in two innings.

He enters this visit following his first win in eight career starts, yielding one run in six innings of a 2-1 victory over San Francisco on Friday.

"I think in the last two years I've polished my changeup," Cashner said. "My breaking ball is getting better and I found my changeup later in the game. Everything is finally coming together."

Cashner will be facing a hot-hitting Rizzo, who doubled on all three of his hits and drove in one run Tuesday. The first baseman is 8 for 17 with four doubles, two homers and six RBIs over the last five games. He's struck out in his only at-bat versus Cashner.

Scott Feldman (1-3, 3.92) is slated to get the ball coming off his first win with Chicago, allowing two runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 4-2 victory at Miami on Friday. The right-hander had given up 14 runs - seven earned - in 14 innings through his first three starts.

He was credited with a 7-3 win in his only start versus San Diego on June 19, yielding two runs in six innings while with Texas.

Starlin Castro has five hits in the last three games, including a two-run homer Tuesday.

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05/01/2013 09:25 AM

Preview: Rays (12-14) at Royals (14-10)

Game: 2
Venue: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium
Date: May 01, 2013 8:10 PM EDT


While the late innings doomed the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening game of the series, it's the first inning that has given Jeremy Hellickson the most trouble lately.

Hellickson will try to get off to a strong start and get the Rays back on track on Wednesday night when they continue their road trip against the Kansas City Royals.

James Shields was outstanding in his first start against his former team and the Royals (14-10) rallied for eight runs over the final three innings to open this three-game series with an 8-2 victory Tuesday.

"It fell apart very quickly and that was unusual to see,' manager Joe Maddon said. "Shields was really good.'

The Rays (12-14), who did not score after Matt Joyce's two-run homer in the first, failed to win their third straight and dropped to 4-10 on the road.

Now they'll turn to Hellickson (1-2, 4.31 ERA) to get them back to .500 on this 10-game trip.

After allowing five runs over 19 innings in his first three outings, Hellickson gave up that many in six innings while losing his last start. He struck out eight and walked four in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

Hellickson has been outstanding in two starts against the Royals - both at home. He's struck out 13 and allowed two runs over 14 1-3 innings while leading the Rays to a pair of wins.

The right-hander will have to find a way to get out of the first unscathed since eight of the 15 runs he's given up have been in the opening inning.

The Royals, however, haven't scored in the first inning over their last seven games.

"It's kind of frustrating, but I feel good,' Hellickson said. "I just need to throw better pitches.'

Mike Moustakas went 2 for 3 with a two-run homer that highlighted Kansas City's four-run sixth inning in the opener.

"One inning, you know, kind of turned the game around for us," Moustakas said.

The third baseman, though, might have a tough time extending his four-game hitting streak considering he's hitless in six career at_bats against Hellickson.

Although Alex Gordon is 1 for 13 over his last three games, he's done some damage with three hits - including a double - in six at_bats in this matchup.

The Royals will send right-hander Luis Mendoza to the mound as they seek their second home series win.

Mendoza (0-1, 5.14) allowed eight runs over 5 2-3 innings in a 8-4 loss to Toronto on April 12 before working 2 1-3 innings of scoreless relief at Detroit on April 24.

He lost his only start against the Rays, yielding two runs and five hits with four walks over 4 1-3 innings of a 5-3 road defeat Aug. 22.

Mendoza will want to be careful with Joyce, who is 6 for 17 with three homers and six RBIs in his last four games.

James Loney is also swinging a hot bat, collecting three hits in three of his past four contests.

The Royals have won eight of 11 at home in this series.

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05/01/2013 09:27 AM

Preview: Giants (15-12) at Diamondbacks (15-12)

Game: 3
Venue: Chase Field
Date: May 01, 2013 9:40 PM EDT


Tim Lincecum hasn't seemed to let his disappointing 2012 season carry over into 2013. It may be difficult for him to ignore his recent history against the Arizona Diamondbacks, though.

Lincecum looks to avoid a seventh consecutive loss to Arizona as the visiting San Francisco Giants seek a three-game sweep Wednesday night.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner looked like anything but last season, going 10-15 with a career-worst 5.18 ERA before making five of his six postseason appearances out of the bullpen in San Francisco's run to a World Series title.

Lincecum (2-1, 3.64 ERA) has had a couple of rough outings this season as well - he gave up six runs in six innings against Colorado on April 9 and four in five frames versus the Chicago Cubs on April 14 - but otherwise has been solid.

The right-hander scattered four hits over 6 2-3 innings of a 2-0 win over San Diego on April 20 before suffering a tough 2-1 loss to Padres on Friday despite giving up two runs and striking out nine in seven innings.

"I'm trying to get away from comparing this year to last year," Lincecum told the team's official website after his last outing. "It was great to go seven and not be all over the place. I'll take it as a positive."

Lincecum hasn't experienced many positives recently versus the Diamondbacks, though, dropping his last six starts while posting a 6.75 ERA.

He allowed seven runs - including a three-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt - in four innings of a 7-2 loss in his last start versus Arizona on Sept. 25.

Goldschmidt, who is 8 for 14 with five home runs in his career off Lincecum, went 0 for 4 on Tuesday, though, when Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth off J.J. Putz to give the Giants (15-12) a 2-1 win over Arizona.

Sandoval, 11 for 18 over his last four games, went 2 for 3 with an RBI in Monday's series-opening victory and shook off an elbow inujry to contribute the big hit Tuesday.

``He's swinging good,' manager Bruce Bochy said. ``When you get a good hitter like that in the zone, it's fun to watch. We weren't sure he was going to play, but he shows up, says he fine, and ends up swinging the bat well.'

Arizona (15-12) mustered only four singles and wasted a solid performance from Trevor Cahill, and it may need to provide plenty more run support for Brandon McCarthy on Wednesday if he continues allowing runs at his current pace.

McCarthy (0-3, 7.48) has gotten off to a disappointing start in his first season with the Diamondbacks. He's allowed 25 runs in 27 2-3 innings over five outings after giving up six runs in six innings of Friday's 6-3 loss to Colorado.

``I have never been through a stretch like this,' said McCarthy, who spent his first seven seasons pitching in the AL. "It gets pretty frustrating pretty quick and makes your margin of error so small. It just puts you on a razor's edge and if you are not sharp all the way through then you're going to get hurt.'

The right-hander has never faced the Giants, though Hunter Pence is 3 for 7 with a double and triple lifetime off McCarthy.

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05/01/2013 09:29 AM

Preview: Orioles (16-11) at Mariners (12-17)

Game: 3
Venue: Safeco Field
Date: May 01, 2013 10:10 PM EDT


The Baltimore Orioles are back in the win column after ending the Seattle Mariners' best run of the season. Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen could keep them there.

Chen, the team leader in ERA, has dominated back-to-back starts and now looks to match a career high with his third consecutive victory Wednesday night when the visiting Orioles go for their fifth straight series win.

After getting denied a four-game sweep in Oakland with Sunday's 9-8, 10-inning loss, Baltimore (16-11) had its eight-game winning streak over Seattle snapped with Monday's 6-2 defeat.

The Orioles, though, avoided a season high-tying third consecutive loss with Tuesday's 7-2 victory. The Mariners (12-17) had won their previous three games while allowing five runs.

Baltimore has won six of seven in Seattle, and Chen (2-2, 2.53 ERA) pitched well in two starts there last season but didn't win either one. The Mariners did win both, however, as he allowed four runs and struck out 11 in 12 2-3 innings.

Chen has posted four straight quality starts and was brilliant in winning the last two, surrendering five total hits and one run in 14 innings. He went a career-high eight innings in Friday's 3-0 victory over the A's.

"Not physically, but mentally, I think this is probably the best start I have had in the major leagues," Chen said through an interpreter.

Chen, who won a career-best three consecutive starts from June 6-17, hopes to provide another lengthy outing to help save the bullpen. Baltimore's relievers have had to pitch 12 2-3 innings in four games since Chen's last outing.

The Mariners' bullpen might see plenty of action as well if Wednesday's scheduled starter, Aaron Harang (0-3, 11.37), runs into more problems. Since he arrived from Colorado via trade last month, the veteran right-hander has lost each of his three starts while totaling 12 2-3 innings.

This could be a make-or-break start if Harang plans on keeping his spot in the rotation.

"I'm not concerned," manager Eric Wedge told the Mariners' official website after Harang permitted five runs in three innings of Friday's 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

"... He's a veteran pitcher. He knows how to win at this level, and I'm sure he'll be better next outing."

Harang, whose opponents are batting .362, could get an early test with Nate McLouth, whose 11th career leadoff homer opened a four-run first inning Tuesday. McLouth is batting .485 with 14 runs in his last nine games and has seven RBIs over his past six.

McLouth, though, is 3 for 27 against Harang with 11 strikeouts, his most against any pitcher.

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who has yet to face the right-hander, will try to extend his team-best hitting streak to 10. He's batting .410 over the last nine.

Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley has lifted his batting average from .145 to .253 during a 10-game hit streak. Ackley is 1 for 5 against Chen.

The southpaw, giving up a team-low .56 homers per nine innings, has not allowed a home run to any current Mariner.

Seattle's Michael Morse, who has two of his team-high eight homers in the last three games, is 2 for 3 against Chen - both singles.

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05/01/2013 09:30 AM

Preview: Rockies (16-11) at Dodgers (13-13)

Game: 3
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Date: May 01, 2013 10:10 PM EDT


After Hanley Ramirez provided a boost in his return, the Los Angeles Dodgers hope Josh Beckett can do the same while avoiding a career-worst season-opening winless drought.

Beckett again looks to pick up his elusive first win on Wednesday night when the Dodgers try to take two of three at home from the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies.

In his first start of the season, Ramirez made an instant impact by going 2 for 4 with a home run and a double to help Los Angeles (13-13) cruise to a 6-2 win on Tuesday.

Ramirez started at shortstop after opening the season on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his right thumb suffered during the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. He improved his batting average to .365 over his last 14 meetings with the Rockies.

The Dodgers will try to finish with a 4-2 homestand while picking up another game on the Rockies (16-11) in the series finale.

After allowing nine runs in 19 1-3 innings over his first three outings, Beckett (0-3, 4.75 ERA) has given up that many in 11 innings in his last two. The right-hander has also allowed eight home runs, which ranks among the most in the majors.

Beckett will try to avoid going winless through his first six starts for the first time in his 13-year career.

"He's throwing the ball great and he's kept us in games,' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. "We just haven't been able to get those extra runs to get him a W.'

Beckett is 6-2 with a 3.40 ERA in nine career starts against the Rockies, including a 13-1 win in Game 1 of the 2007 World Series while with Boston. He surrendered just one run and six hits over six innings in a 7-1 win over Colorado last September.

Beckett may have to deal with Troy Tulowitzki, who is expected to play after missing his second straight game with a shoulder injury.

The star shortstop has a .308 average with six homers and a team-high 22 RBIs, though he's just 2 for 16 with one RBI in his last four games at Chavez Ravine.

"I think I can talk them into making sure that I'm in there," he told the team's official website. "I can't handle watching any more games."

Carlos Gonzalez hit his first homer since April 16 on Tuesday and is 6 for 13 in the last three meetings.

Dexter Fowler is batting .400 (14 for 35) during a nine-game hitting streak that's raised his average to .305.

The Rockies, who fell to 2-4 on a seven-game road trip that concludes on Wednesday, look to regroup behind unbeaten right-hander Juan Nicasio.

Nicasio (3-0, 4.65 ERA) hasn't been able to go deep into games, but has allowed three earned runs and seven hits in 9 1-3 innings in his last two starts. He pitched well in his last appearance at Dodger Stadium, striking out nine and allowing one run over seven innings in a 2-1 loss on May 12.

Andre Ethier has hit Nicasio hard with seven hits - including a homer and a double - in 11 career at_bats, while Matt Kemp is 10 for 22 with four homers in his last six home games against the Rockies.

Carl Crawford (hamstring) was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday, but is likely to be back in left field.

The Dodgers have won five of six at home in this series.

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05/01/2013 09:59 AM

April's MLB Total:

Totals 388-­338-­16 53.44% +17645

Wednesday, May 1

Game Score Status Pick Amount

NY Mets - 12:40 PM ET Miami +114 500 POD # 2

Miami - Under 8 500

Minnesota - 1:08 PM ET Minnesota +208 500 POD # 1

Detroit - Under 8.5 500

Pittsburgh - 1:10 PM ET Pittsburgh +129 500 POD # 3

Milwaukee - Over 9 500

Cincinnati - 1:45 PM ET Cincinnati +104 500 POD # 4

St. Louis - Under 7.5 500

LA Angels - 3:35 PM ET Oakland -116 500

Oakland - Over 8.5 500

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05/01/2013 10:01 AM

See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bet opportunities

Spot bets are a classic handicapping practice that have proven profitable no matter what sport you’re betting. Whether it’s a team looking past this week’s opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots.

Lookahead spot

Mets not mindful of Marlins

The New York Mets may be in an extended lookahead spot after starting the season with a bang, but it’s come to a head with the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves on deck following a three-game set with the lowly Miami Marlins this week.

New York jumped out to a 7-4 start to the year but has gone just 3-10 since, even suffering a 4-3 loss to Miami on Monday. The Mets may have been getting ahead of themselves, sitting behind the Braves in the standings before plummeting to fourth in the division. With the series in Atlanta starting Friday, New York runs the risk of looking past the floundering Fish, who are getting solid underdog value at home.

Letdown spot

Leafs’ postseason letdown

A lot has changed since the Toronto Maple Leafs last made a postseason appearance. The year was 2004. Spider-Man 2 was a hit at theaters, Lance Armstrong was cheating his way to a sixth Tour de France title and George W. Bush was settling into his second term as President of the United States. Nine years of frustration are pouring into Wednesday’s playoff opener versus the Boston Bruins and Toronto may be happy just to be still playing.

Teams generally hold the sticks a little tighter in Game 1 of the postseason and aren’t quite themselves when playing under the playoff pressure. Now double those expectations for the Leafs, whose rabid fan base and cut-throat media coverage have been waiting nearly a decade for this. On the other side of the rink, Boston is playoff savvy and won’t be shaken by the switch in intensity.

Scheduling spot

Red Wings' cross-country tour

The Detroit Red Wings finished No. 7 in the Western Conference and therefore must make a cross-country trek to California to play the No. 2 Anaheim Ducks in the opening two games of their first-round series, starting Tuesday. The Wings don’t plan on making many adjustments to deal with the three-hour time difference and goalie Jimmy Howard told the media all the team needs is a good night’s sleep.

Detroit went 9-5-1 versus Pacific teams overall, including back-to-back road wins over Anaheim in March, and was 11-9-2-2 on the road. The Ducks boast a 16-7-1-0 record inside the Honda Center – the fourth-best home record in the West. The teams play Tuesday and Thursday in Anaheim before coming back to Detroit Saturday and Monday.
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05/01/2013 10:02 AM

MLB
Dunkel

Colorado at LA Dodgers
The Rockies look to take advantage of a Dodger team that is 1-5 in Josh Beckett's last 6 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150. Colorado is the pick (+130) according to Dunkel, which has the Rockies favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+130). Here are all of today's picks.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Game 901-902: NY Mets at Miami (12:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Gee) 13.543; Miami (LeBlanc) 14.472
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1; 7
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (+110); Under

Game 903-904: Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Gomez) 15.726; Milwaukee (Burgos) 16.545
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-145); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-145); Over

Game 905-906: Cincinnati at St. Louis (1:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Bailey) 14.980; St. Louis (Lynn) 16.185
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-125); Under

Game 907-908: Washington at Atlanta (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Zimmermann) 15.037; Atlanta (Maholm) 14.569
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-115); 7
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-105); Over

Game 909-910: San Diego at Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Cashner) 15.665; Cubs (Feldman) 14.452
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Chicago Cubs (-110); No Total
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (-110); N/A

Game 911-912: San Francisco at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Lincecum) 15.844; Arizona (McCarthy) 15.655
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-115); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-115); Under

Game 913-914: Colorado at LA Dodgers (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Nicasio) 16.576; LA Dodgers (Beckett) 15.481
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1; 8
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-150); 7
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+130); Over

Game 915-916: Minnesota at Detroit (1:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Diamond) 15.386; Detroit (Sanchez) 16.971
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Detroit (-240); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-240); Under

Game 917-918: LA Angels at Oakland (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Wilson) 14.446; Oakland (Milone) 13.964
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Oakland (-120); 8
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (+100); Over

Game 919-920: Houston at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Bedard) 13.500; NY Yankees (Phelps) 14.872
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-230); 9
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-230); Under

Game 921-922: Boston at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Buchholz) 16.415; Toronto (Buehrle) 14.999
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Boston (-145); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-145); Under

Game 923-924: Chicago White Sox at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Sale) 15.045; Texas (Tepesch) 14.102
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-120); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (+100); Over

Game 925-926: Tampa Bay at Kansas City (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Hellickson) 15.823; Kansas City (Mendoza) 16.656
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-125); 8
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+105); Under

Game 927-928: Baltimore at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Chen) 15.595; Seattle (Harang) 14.034
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (-130); Over

Game 929-930: Philadelphia at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Lee) 15.375; Cleveland (Bauer) 15.946
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-160); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+140); Over
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05/01/2013 10:03 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Wednesday, May 1

Hot pitchers
-- Bailey is 0-1, 1.29 in his last three starts.
-- Burgos is 1-0, 3.27 in his first two MLB starts.
-- Zimmerman is 4-1, 2.00 in five starts this season.
-- Cashner is 1-1, 2.70 in his first two '13 starts.
-- Lynn is 4-0, 2.16 in his last four starts.
-- Lincecum is 1-1, 1.32 in his last couple starts.

-- ASanchez is 3-1, 1.60 in five starts this season.
-- Milone is 2-1, 2.20 in three home starts (1-1, 7.71 on road). Wilson is 2-0, 3.63 in his last three starts.
-- Buchholz is 5-0, 1.19 in his last five starts.
-- Tedesch is 2-1, 2.53 in four starts this season.
-- Hellickson is 1-1, 3.15 in his last three starts. Mendoza allowed one run in six IP in his first '13 start.
-- WChen is 2-0, 0.57 in his last couple starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Leblanc is 0-4, 6.57 in five starts this season. Gee is 1-4, 8.39.
-- Gomez is 1-1, 10.34 in his last four starts (last one 9/29/12).
-- Maholm is 0-2, 10.24 in his last couple starts.
-- Feldman is 1-3, 6.97 in four starts this season.
-- McCarthy is 0-3, 8.13 in five starts this season.
-- Beckett is 0-3, 5.34 in five starts this season. Nicasio has a 6.05 RA in his last four starts.

-- Former Indian Lee is 1-1, 4.23 in his last four starts. Bauer allowed three runs in five IP in losing his first '13 start.

-- Diamond is 1-2, 4.86 in three starts this season.
-- Phelps is making first '13 start; he was 1-0, 1.93 in last three '12 starts.
-- Buehrle is 1-1, 6.99 in five starts this season.
-- Bedard is 0-2, 15.96 in his last three starts.
-- Sale is 0-2, 8.49 on road (2-0, 2.08 at home).
-- Harang is 0-3, 11.36 in three starts for the Mariners.

Totals
-- Seven of last ten Washington games stayed under the total.
-- 12 of last 18 Met games went over the total.
-- 11 of last 17 Cub games stayed under the total.
-- Last seven Pittsburgh games went over the total.
-- Under is 5-2-1 in last eight Cincinnati games.
-- 13 of last 16 Arizona games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last nine games at Dodger Stadium went over the total.

-- Over is 3-0-1 in last four Cleveland games.

-- Over is 5-1-1 in last seven Houston games.
-- Over is 4-1-1 in last six Toronto games.
-- Ten of last fifteen Detroit games went over the total.
-- Last four White Sox games went over the total.
-- Over is 6-1-1 in last eight Kansas City games.
-- 23 of last 27 Oakland games went over the total.
-- Six of last seven Baltimore games went over the total.

Hot teams
-- Braves won their last nine games with Washington.
-- Miami won its last three games, allowing eight runs.
-- San Diego won five of its last seven games.
-- Brewers won 12 of their last 15 games.
-- Cincinnati won 10 of its last 16 games.

-- Phillies won three of their last four games.

-- Bronx won 15 of its last 21 games.
-- Boston won five of its last six games.
-- Detroit won six of its last seven games.
-- Rangers won eight of their last eleven games.
-- Tampa Bay won seven of last eleven games. Royals won six of last nine.
-- Oakland won its last three games, scoring 29 runs.
-- Orioles won nine of their last thirteen games. Seattle won four of last six.

Cold teams
-- Washington lost seven of its last ten games.
-- Mets lost 11 of their last 14 games.
-- St Louis lost three of its last four games, scoring six runs.
-- Cubs lost six of their ten home games.
-- Pirates lost last two games, allowing 22 runs.
-- Arizona lost its last two games, scoring five runs. San Francisco lost six of its last eight games on the road, but won last two.
-- Dodgers lost five of their last eight home games. Colorado lost seven of its last ten games.

-- Indians are 6-8 in their last fourteen games.

-- Houston lost twelve of its last sixteen games.
-- Blue Jays lost eight of their last eleven games.
-- Twins lost five of their last seven games.
-- White Sox lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Angels lost seven of last nine games on foreign soil.

Umpires
-- NY-Mia-- Seven of last ten Hudson games went over the total.
-- Wsh-Atl-- Last four Winters games went over the total.
-- SD-Chi-- Underdogs won four of last six Knight games.
-- Pitt-Mil-- Favorites won five of last six TWelke games.
-- Cin-StL-- Five of last seven Eddings games went over total.
-- SF-Az-- Over is 10-4-1 in last fifteen Bucknor games.
-- Col-LA-- Last three Vanover games stayed under the total.

-- Phil-Clev-- Underdogs won nine of last twelve Reynolds games.

-- Hst-NY-- Three of last four Blaser games stayed under the total.
-- Min-Det-- 12 of last 15 Kellogg games stayed under the total.
-- Bos-Tor-- Four of last five Dreckman games stayed under total.
-- TB-KC-- Favorites won seven of last nine TBarrett games.
-- Chi-Tex-- Last three Culbreth games went over, after 20 of previous 22 had stayed under the total.
-- LA-A's-- Overis 5-2-1 in last eight Cederstrom games.
-- Blt-Sea-- Underdogs won seven of last eight Wendelstedt games, with last four going over the total.
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