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05/25/2013 10:39 AM

Preview: Braves (28-18) at Mets (17-27)

Game: 2
Venue: Citi Field
Date: May 25, 2013 7:15 PM EDT


The Atlanta Braves have won six consecutive games. The New York Mets have lost six straight at home.

The teams had to wait one more day before finding out which streak will end, as they're set to complete a suspended game before meeting in the regularly scheduled one about an hour later Saturday night.

Friday's game is tied 5-5 heading to the top of the ninth, with the Mets rallying to tie in the eighth in the midst of a downpour, having drawn within one on a Daniel Murphy single and scoring again on a wild pitch.

``It was tough to see. As tough as it was to see, I'm sure it was tough to get a grip on the ball and footing on the mound,' Murphy said. ``So, equal playing field and we were really glad to tie the score up there, and we'll come out tomorrow and see if we can win an inning.'

The ninth inning presents an interesting decision for both managers. Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez is considering putting Anthony Varvaro, who blew the save Friday, back on the mound.

"I could even run Varvaro back out there,' Gonzalez said. ``It's like going back-to-back days.'

Mets manager Terry Collins will also turn to his bullpen, as opposed to giving the ball to scheduled Saturday starter Dillon Gee to pitch in the suspended game.

"I'm going to start the game with a relief pitcher,' Collins said. "Otherwise, if the thing's over in 10 minutes, the guy's already warmed up, now he has to sit for an hour. That's not what I want to happen.'

Once the first game is over, Mike Minor (5-2, 2.78 ERA) will try to put an end to his road struggles against the Mets.

He appears to have a good chance to do so given his performance of late. Atlanta has won his last three starts, during which the left-hander has gone 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA with 20 strikeouts over 19 2-3 innings.

He set a season high with nine strikeouts and surrendered two runs and three hits in six innings of a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday. Minor didn't get the decision.

Minor has a 5.63 ERA in seven career starts versus New York - his worst against any team he's pitched at least 15 innings against. He's turned in a pair of solid effort in his last two matchups, allowing three runs in 13 1-3 innings, but those games came at Atlanta.

Minor, who went seven innings and gave up three runs in a 7-5 win over the Mets on May 3, has gone 1-1 with an 8.04 ERA in three career starts at Citi Field.

New York's Dillon Gee (2-5, 6.04), by contrast, has been very comfortable at Citi Field, posting a 2.35 ERA in four starts as opposed to a 9.97 mark in five starts away from home.

Gee, who gave up three runs in five innings of a 4-3 road defeat to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, has failed to pitch more than five innings in his past four starts.

Gee has held Freddie Freeman to one hit in 11 at_bats, but the Braves slugger hit a two-run homer Friday and has recorded a pair of two-hit games in his last three.

Freeman has eight home runs against the Mets - tying his highest total against any team - and has batted .316 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 19 games against the Mets since the start of last season.

The Braves have won 13 of the past 17 against the Mets, who have surrendered eight first-inning runs over their last four games.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Braves at Mets
Fri, May 24 - 7:10PM EDT

Boxscores • Recaps
GAME 2
Braves at Mets
Sat, May 25 - 7:15PM EDT

GAME 3
Braves at Mets
Sun, May 26 - 8:05PM EDT

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05/25/2013 10:41 AM

Preview: Athletics (26-23) at Astros (14-34)

Game: 2
Venue: Minute Maid Park
Date: May 25, 2013 7:15 PM EDT


A late home run by Houston native Chris Young helped the Oakland Athletics continue their winning streak against the Astros.

A.J. Griffin will try to extend that run to 10 when Oakland also goes for a seventh consecutive victory at Houston on Saturday night.

Oakland (26-23) opened this series with a 6-5 victory Friday. Young's three-run homer in the ninth inning was the difference as the A's improved to 12-1 all-time against the newest member of the AL.

Oakland, winner of six of seven overall, is undefeated against Houston (14-34) since a 5-4, 11-inning road loss June 12, 2007.

Young, acquired from Arizona in the offseason, has played in 10 straight road wins over the Astros and 14 in a row overall versus his hometown team.

"Mom's cooking definitely has something to do with it for sure,' said the veteran outfielder, who owns a 15-game hitting streak against Houston and is a .418 hitter in 19 games at Minute Maid Park.

Griffin (4-3, 3.59 ERA) will try to keep the A's rolling after pitching six innings and allowing three runs in a 4-3 home win over Kansas City on Sunday. The right-hander did not get a decision after walking three - matching his total from his previous three starts - and told the A's official website that it left "a sore taste in my mouth."

The A's overcame his career-high four walks in a 4-3 home win over Houston on April 16. Griffin set down the final 11 hitters he faced in that contest, throwing six innings giving up two runs with eight strikeouts.

The Astros continue their eight-game homestand with Lucas Harrell (3-5, 4.63) going for his first win in five starts. Houston has lost the right-hander's last four outings, though he gave up one run in seven innings of a 1-0 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Harrell, who allowed a homer to Pedro Alvarez, hadn't gotten past the fifth in four outings.

He wasn't nearly that good in a 9-3 home loss to Oakland on April 7, giving up eight runs, allowing three homers and walking five in 4 1-3 innings.

One of the home runs was hit by Coco Crisp, who could return Saturday after missing two games with a bruised right foot.

"If I wake up tomorrow and feel ready to go, I'm playing," he said.

Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez's solo shot Friday gave him five homers - his season total - in his last 11 games.

J.D. Martinez struck out twice and went hitless in three at_bats off Griffin last month. Martinez, though, has three consecutive two-hit games and has homered in the last two.

The A's, 3-1 on a six-game trip, have won four of six on the road after dropping a season-worst five straight there.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Athletics at Astros
Fri, May 24 Final 6 to 5
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Athletics at Astros
Sat, May 25 - 7:15PM EDT

GAME 3
Athletics at Astros
Sun, May 26 - 2:10PM EDT

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05/25/2013 10:43 AM

Preview: Cardinals (31-16) at Dodgers (19-27)

Game: 2
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Date: May 25, 2013 7:15 PM EDT


While team president Stan Kasten insisted manager Don Mattingly isn't in immediate danger of being fired, a lot could change if things continue to go poorly for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The disappointing Dodgers hope to begin their turnaround and avoid a second straight defeat at Dodger Stadium against the major league-best St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

Despite a $215 million payroll, Los Angeles (19-27) is last in the NL West with a big-name offense that ranks near the bottom of the majors with 3.39 runs per game.

Amid rumors that Mattingly's job could be in jeopardy, Kasten gave his manager, who is in the third and final year of his contract, a vote of confidence before a 7-0 loss to the Cardinals (31-16) on Friday.

"I do expect things to turn around. I expect Donnie to be here for a long time,' Kasten said. "I understand there is another side of that if things don't go well. I don't think of things like that.'

Although they've won three of their last four series, the Dodgers committed two errors and managed only three hits while losing for the fifth time in seven games to open their five-game homestand.

They'll try to bounce back with Ted Lilly (0-1, 5.63 ERA) taking the mound for the first time since coming off the disabled list because of a strained right rib cage.

Lilly, who replaces the injured Josh Beckett (groin) in the rotation, hasn't pitched since allowing five runs and eight hits - two homers - over three innings in a 12-2 loss to Colorado on April 29.

The left-hander has pitched well against the Cardinals, going 7-3 with a 2.66 ERA in 15 career starts.

Matt Holliday is just 2 for 11 with a homer and four strikeouts versus Lilly, while Yadier Molina is hitting .176 with a homer in 34 at_bats.

The Cardinals have batted .291 during a 17-5 surge, but they rank near the bottom of the majors with a .221 average off left-handers.

David Freese went 2 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs against southpaw Chris Capuano on Friday, showing no ill-effects after missing the previous three games with a cut on his thumb. He entered the contest 3 for 25 with no homers versus lefties this season.

"We're still trying to figure that out,' Freese said. "Lefties give us trouble sometimes.'

After going 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in the opener, Allen Craig is batting .464 with three homers and 12 RBIs in seven career games at Dodger Stadium.

Scheduled St. Louis starter John Gast (2-0, 4.76) looks to win for the third time in as many starts in place of the injured Jake Westbrook (elbow).

The left-hander has opened with five scoreless innings in each of his first two outings before giving up a total of six runs in the sixth.

"It's something to keep an eye on, but I don't think two starts is a big enough sample size to make any conclusions," Gast said.

This time, he'll have to deal with a Los Angeles team that ranks second in the majors with a .285 batting average versus left-handers, though its 3 for 32 against them since Sunday.

Adrian Gonzalez has hit left-handers hard, batting .345 with six doubles and 18 RBIs in 58 at_bats. Carl Crawford (.325), Mark Ellis (.357) and Nick Punto (.464) have also fared well

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Cardinals at Dodgers
Fri, May 24 Final 7 to 0
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Cardinals at Dodgers
Sat, May 25 - 7:15PM EDT

GAME 3
Cardinals at Dodgers
Sun, May 26 - 4:10PM EDT

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05/25/2013 10:45 AM

Preview: Rangers (31-17) at Mariners (20-28)

Game: 2
Venue: Safeco Field
Date: May 25, 2013 10:10 PM EDT


Derek Holland hasn't been at his best lately.

A start against the struggling Seattle Mariners could be exactly what he needs to get back on track.

Holland will try to extend his 19 2-3-inning scoreless streak visiting the Mariners on Saturday night when the AL West-leading Texas Rangers go for their fifth consecutive victory in this divisional matchup.

After posting a 0.60 ERA while winning his first two starts in May, Holland (3-2, 3.30 ERA) has surrendered four runs and eight hits in each of his last two. The left-hander went a season-low 4 2-3 innings in Sunday's 11-8 loss to Detroit, allowing as many homers (two) as he had in his first eight starts.

Holland, though, hasn't given up any runs in Seattle since his first game there July 10, 2009. Since that relief appearance, and another one two days later that lasted 2 2-3 innings, he has logged 16 2-3 scoreless innings in two starts at Safeco Field. Holland pitched 7 2-3 scoreless innings in a 3-2 victory at Seattle on July 13.

He'll face a Mariners team that's dropped a season-high seven straight following Friday's 9-5 defeat.

A three-run homer by Lance Berkman and a two-run shot by Jeff Baker helped Texas (31-17) win for the seventh time in eight games outside Arlington.

The Mariners (20-28), who had won eight of 11 at home, were back in town after getting outscored 35-9 in the final four games of a 2-7 trip that ended with Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

Seattle's last eight-game slide was a franchise-worst 17-game skid July 6-26, 2011.

A start by Felix Hernandez (5-3, 2.07) on Saturday would seem to be exactly what the Mariners need to avoid that, but even their ace has run into some problems.

The former Cy Young winner permitted a season-high six runs in a season-low five innings in Sunday's 6-0 loss at Cleveland. Hernandez had not allowed more than one earned run in any of his previous six outings.

"You're going to have games like that when a couple of things happen and you make a couple of mistakes,' manager Eric Wedge said.

Hernandez, who made his last four starts outside Seattle, is 1-1 with a 1.99 ERA in three outings at Safeco Field this season. The worst of those starts came against Texas on April 11, when he was tagged for four runs and a season-high 10 hits in six innings.

Texas' A.J. Pierzynski, who hit a solo homer off Hernandez in that game, is tied with Adrian Beltre with a team-best eight hits as the Rangers have won six of eight from Seattle this season.

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, 3 for 5 with two doubles Friday, has twice as many hits (14 for 31) off Rangers pitching this season as any of his teammates. He's 4 for 11 with a homer against Holland.

Kendrys Morales, who has two doubles in 10 at_bats versus Holland, is 9 for 17 over the last four games.

Mariners infielder Carlos Triunfel could make his first start of the season Saturday after flying out as a pinch-hitter Friday. He was called up earlier in the day along with catcher Jesus Sucre, who went 1 for 4 in his major league debut.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Rangers at Mariners
Fri, May 24 Final 9 to 5
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Rangers at Mariners
Sat, May 25 - 10:10PM EDT

GAME 3
Rangers at Mariners
Sun, May 26 - 4:10PM EDT

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05/25/2013 10:47 AM

Preview: Padres (21-26) at Diamondbacks (27-21)

Game: 2
Venue: Chase Field
Date: May 25, 2013 10:10 PM EDT


If the San Diego Padres are going to end their slide, they may need Andrew Cashner to continue his recent success.

Looking for a third consecutive win, Cashner tries to help the Padres avoid a fourth straight loss Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

San Diego (21-26) was ahead 1-0 and cruising behind starter Eric Stults on Friday until Arizona scored five times in the seventh inning en route to a 5-2 victory. The Padres have lost three of four at Arizona since winning seven in a row there, and been outscored 20-7 during a three-game skid overall.

Carlos Quentin had three hits and Everth Cabrera homered, but San Diego lost for the eighth time in 13 contests following a stretch in which it won 11 of 14.

The Padres hope to get back on track behind Cashner (3-2, 3.02 ERA), who has the same record with a 2.80 ERA in six starts since joining the rotation April 20.

"He's got front-of-the-rotation-type of stuff," manager Bud Black told the Padres' official website. "It's a big arm. I think now, he's starting to come into his own."

The right-hander allowed three runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 13-4 win over Washington on Sunday and has gone 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last three starts.

"I think it was efficient, but I definitely think there's still a lot of room for improvement," Cashner said. "I thought I could've executed better in some different situations."

He is 0-0 with a 2.19 ERA in three starts versus Arizona, winner of a season-high three in a row at home.

Paul Goldschmidt's two-run double highlighted the Diamondbacks' seventh-inning rally Friday. Among the NL leaders with a .320 average, the first baseman has gone 8 for 15 with five doubles in the last four home games to raise his average at Chase Field from .229 to .282.

Teammate Wade Miley (3-3, 3.67) will try to avoid a third straight losing start Saturday, but he also has a chance to build on his last outing in which he gave two runs in six innings of a 2-1 loss at Miami on Sunday. Both runs scored in his final inning.

"Just a couple of bad pitches cost you late in the game, especially in a game like that where it's 0-0," said Miley, whose teammates have totaled two runs in his last two starts. You've got to do better job.'

The left-hander allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings of a 7-6 loss to the Padres on May 3. He's gone 1-3 with a 6.28 ERA in five starts against San Diego.

Cabrera, 4 for 9 with a triple against Miley, has batted .342 with six RBIs in his last nine games overall.

Quentin, who spent the first two years of his career with Arizona in 2006 and '07, has gone 8 for 16 in last five games at Chase Field.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Padres at Diamondbacks
Fri, May 24 Final 2 to 5
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Padres at Diamondbacks
Sat, May 25 - 10:10PM EDT

GAME 3
Padres at Diamondbacks
Sun, May 26 - 4:10PM EDT

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05/25/2013 10:49 AM

Armadillo: Saturday's six-pack

Pacers’ coach Frank Vogel has taken a lot of grief the last three days; here’s six things I didn’t know about the Indiana coach:

-- He grew up on the Jersey Shore, went to Wildwood HS. He’ll be 40 years old next month.

-- When he was in 8th grade, he appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, because he could spin a basketball on a toothbrush while he brushed his teeth. Seriously.

– Vogel played D-III college hoops at Juniata (Pa) for three years, then transferred for his senior year to become a student manager at Kentucky, to further his coaching career.

– He went to the Celtics as the video coordinator for Rick Pitino, who had been at Kentucky.

– He spent two years as an NBA advance scout (Lakers/Wizards), then hooked up as an assistant coach under former Pitino aide Jim O’Brien with the Pacers.

– Before being named head coach of the Pacers January 30, 2011, he had never been the head coach of any team.


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

13) Tremendous win by the Pacers Friday in Miami, evening series 1-1 and grabbing the home court advantage as the series goes back to Indiana. Lot of mental toughness for the Pacers when they were down 88-84.

12) Big homer by Chris Young in front of friends/family in Houston, as Oakland scored three times in the ninth inning to beat the Astros 6-5.

11) Braves-Mets was suspended after eight innings, tied 5-5; game will be resumed at 6:10 Saturday night.

10) Pat Riley calls it “The Disease of Me”, when a team wins title(s), then struggles because everyone wants to take credit for the successes; seems like that’s what happened with the Red Sox, when the team stupidly canned Terry Francona because of a lateseason collapse in 2011.

Now Francona is writing another success story in Cleveland, when he should have a statue of himself standing outside Fenway Park. Francona ended The Curse of the Bambino; will there now be a Curse of Tito?

9) New Jersey governor Chris Christie reports that 80% of the Jersey Shore has been rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy wrecked it last fall. Lot of people spend their summer vacations on the shore.

8) If I was a TV network that showed NBA games, I’d think about signing Phil Jackson as a studio analyst, even if it meant he did reports from his home in Montana. Seems like the ol’ coach has a lot to say these days. Either that, or he’s just trying to sell copies of his new book.

7) Rams signed a free agent defensive lineman from Ole Miss named Terrell Brown who is 6-10, 403, almost as big as the late Andre the Giant; they moved Brown to offensive right tackle and might use him to try and block some field goals this fall.

6) Pirate pitcher Jason Grilli’s dad Steve pitched in the majors in late 70’s/ early 80’s; he was the losing pitcher in a 33-inning AAA game when he was playing for the Syracuse Chiefs in 1981, the longest pro baseball game ever played.

5) Heading into Friday’s play, batters who had come to the plate with the most men on base: Brandon Phillips 166, Prince Fielder/Miguel Cabrera 15, Jay Bruce 155.

4) Batters (minimum 100 PA) who knocked in the highest %age of baserunners in their AB’s: Ryan Zimmerman 26.3%, Freddie Freeman 26.1%, David Ortiz 25.3%.

3) Nick Punto has driven in six of seven runners from 3B, best %age in MLB; Freeman has knocked in 15 of 20. Zimmerman has knocked in nine of 21 runners from 2B (42.9%) best %age in MLB, Travis Snider has knocked in five of 14 (35.7%) from first base, which leads MLB.

2) Miguel Cabrera is first major leaguer with 55+ RBI in his team’s first 45 games since Manny Ramirez in 2001.

1) Pac-12/DirecTV standoff is still going on; would like that resolved this summer, so I can see some more late night ball this season. Only reason I get DirecTV is for the NFL Sunday Ticket—if I have three soccer channels, you’d think they’d find a way to show Pac-12 stuff, which college football/ basketball fans want to see.
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05/25/2013 10:50 AM

MLB
Dunkel

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee
The Pirates look to bounce back from their 2-1 loss to the Brewers yesterday and build on their 11-1 record in their last 12 games after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. Pittsburgh is the pick (+105) according to Dunkel, which has the Pirates favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (+105). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Game 901-902: Colorado at San Francisco (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Nicasio) 16.394; San Francisco (Zito) 14.357
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 2; 9
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+110); Over

Game 903-904: Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Wood) 14.797; Cincinnati (Bailey) 16.497
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-160); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-160); Under

Game 905-906: Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Locke) 15.004; Milwaukee (Fiers) 13.989
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-125); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (+105); Over

Game 907-908: Philadelphia at Washington (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Pettibone) 14.710; Washington (Haren) 16.231
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Washington (-150); 8
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-150); Under

Game 909-910: St. Louis at LA Dodgers (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Gast) 16.502; LA Dodgers (Lilly) 14.531
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 2; 8
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-110); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-110); Over

Game 911-912: Atlanta at NY Mets (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Minor) 14.829; NY Mets (Gee) 15.220
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-160); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+140); Under

Game 913-914: San Diego at Arizona (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Cashner) 14.897; Arizona (Miley) 16.229
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Arizona (-135); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-135); Under

Game 915-916: Baltimore at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Garcia) 16.221; Toronto (Dickey) 15.395
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Toronto (-150); 9
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (+130); Over

Game 917-918: Cleveland at Boston (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Kazmir) 15.126; Boston (Lester) 16.646
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Boston (-210); 9
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-210); Under

Game 919-920: LA Angels at Kansas City (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Buckner) 16.142; Kansas City (Guthrie) 14.405
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 921-922: Minnesota at Detroit (4:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Walters) 13.122; Detroit (Fister) 16.507
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 3 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Detroit (-210); 9
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-210); Under

Game 923-924: NY Yankees at Tampa Bay (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Nuno) 16.501; Tampa Bay (Moore) 15.150
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-165); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (+145); Over

Game 925-926: Oakland at Houston (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Griffin) 14.281; Houston (Harrell) 14.721
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Oakland (-170); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+150); Under

Game 927-928: Texas at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Holland) 15.883; Seattle (Hernandez) 13.907
Dunkel Line: Texas by 2; 7
Vegas Line: Seattle (-120); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (+100); Over

Game 929-930: Miami at Chicago White Sox (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Nolasco) 13.520; White Sox (Peavy) 14.948
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-200); 7
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-200); Under
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05/25/2013 10:51 AM

MLB
Long Sheet

Saturday, May 25

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COLORADO (27 - 21) at SAN FRANCISCO (26 - 22) - 4:05 PM
JUAN NICASIO (R) vs. BARRY ZITO (L)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 156-227 (-51.4 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +100 to +125 since 1997.
COLORADO is 29-49 (-25.7 Units) against the money line in May games over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 24-46 (-21.5 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 23-45 (-19.5 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 55-43 (+13.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 131-95 (+26.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 61-37 (+19.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 131-93 (+28.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ZITO is 29-15 (+19.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ZITO is 17-6 (+11.6 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ZITO is 15-4 (+13.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ZITO is 29-14 (+20.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ZITO is 14-6 (+12.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
COLORADO is 27-21 (+8.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 17-10 (+8.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
COLORADO is 27-21 (+8.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 4-4 (+0.3 Units) against SAN FRANCISCO this season
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

JUAN NICASIO vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
NICASIO is 1-1 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.412.
His team's record is 1-2 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

BARRY ZITO vs. COLORADO since 1997
ZITO is 8-3 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 2.74 and a WHIP of 1.181.
His team's record is 14-6 (+11.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-10. (-2.4 units)

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CHICAGO CUBS (18 - 29) at CINCINNATI (30 - 18) - 4:10 PM
TRAVIS WOOD (L) vs. HOMER BAILEY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO CUBS are 79-130 (-35.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 31-73 (-28.7 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 9-25 (-14.6 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 36-65 (-20.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 16-45 (-23.3 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 79-130 (-35.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 57-94 (-25.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 19-51 (-23.6 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 6-28 (-18.9 Units) against the money line in road games after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 129-86 (+23.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 32-16 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in May games over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 52-29 (+16.3 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 129-86 (+23.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 77-43 (+17.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 101-87 (-37.4 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 318-340 (-78.5 Units) against the money line in home games after a win since 1997.
BAILEY is 8-17 (-11.3 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 6-1 (+4.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.8 Units)

TRAVIS WOOD vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
WOOD is 0-1 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.146.
His team's record is 0-3 (-3.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-2. (-1.4 units)

HOMER BAILEY vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
BAILEY is 5-2 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 5.12 and a WHIP of 1.586.
His team's record is 8-2 (+5.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-3. (+3.2 units)

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PITTSBURGH (29 - 19) at MILWAUKEE (19 - 27) - 4:10 PM
JEFF LOCKE (L) vs. MICHAEL FIERS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 120-185 (-48.3 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +100 to +125 since 1997.
MILWAUKEE is 123-71 (+32.0 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 64-30 (+23.3 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 97-93 (+19.2 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 16-7 (+9.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
PITTSBURGH is 29-19 (+12.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 22-11 (+12.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 21-15 (+10.9 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 29-19 (+12.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PITTSBURGH is 24-13 (+14.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
MILWAUKEE is 102-106 (-19.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 5-16 (-11.3 Units) against the money line in May games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 30-45 (-22.4 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 102-106 (-19.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 4-15 (-12.2 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 4-4 (-0.3 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.6 Units)

JEFF LOCKE vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
LOCKE is 0-1 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 7.20 and a WHIP of 1.500.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

MICHAEL FIERS vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
FIERS is 1-1 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 6.13 and a WHIP of 1.500.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-0. (+3.0 units)

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PHILADELPHIA (23 - 25) at WASHINGTON (25 - 23) - 7:15 PM
JONATHAN PETTIBONE (R) vs. DAN HAREN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 104-106 (-23.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 12-20 (-13.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 104-103 (-20.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 48-55 (-16.8 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 51-63 (-21.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 125-90 (+19.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 82-55 (+19.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
HAREN is 16-23 (-16.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAREN is 10-16 (-13.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAREN is 15-23 (-17.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAREN is 10-16 (-12.4 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAREN is 13-19 (-14.1 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAREN is 4-11 (-13.1 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
WASHINGTON is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against PHILADELPHIA this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

JONATHAN PETTIBONE vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
No recent starts.

DAN HAREN vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
HAREN is 0-3 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 6.14 and a WHIP of 1.409.
His team's record is 0-4 (-4.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

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ST LOUIS (31 - 16) at LA DODGERS (19 - 27) - 7:15 PM
JOHN GAST (L) vs. TED LILLY (L)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 31-16 (+10.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ST LOUIS is 17-8 (+9.1 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
ST LOUIS is 31-16 (+10.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA DODGERS are 19-27 (-14.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA DODGERS are 6-14 (-10.5 Units) against the money line in May games this season.
LA DODGERS are 19-27 (-14.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA DODGERS are 47-56 (-18.5 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 9-18 (-11.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

JOHN GAST vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
No recent starts.

TED LILLY vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
LILLY is 7-3 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 2.66 and a WHIP of 0.962.
His team's record is 10-5 (+4.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-10. (-5.7 units)

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ATLANTA (28 - 18) at NY METS (17 - 27) - 7:15 PM
MIKE MINOR (L) vs. DILLON GEE (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ATLANTA is 122-87 (+22.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 59-48 (+13.1 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 57-30 (+24.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 120-86 (+21.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 81-51 (+22.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 77-44 (+25.6 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 10-1 (+9.4 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive wins this season.
NY METS are 47-65 (-21.1 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 39-65 (-20.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 17-27 (-10.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY METS are 45-60 (-25.6 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 271-282 (-80.1 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
NY METS are 17-27 (-10.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
NY METS are 48-75 (-26.8 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 29-48 (-17.1 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY METS is 1-1 (+0.8 Units) against ATLANTA this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.1 Units)

MIKE MINOR vs. NY METS since 1997
MINOR is 3-1 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 5.64 and a WHIP of 1.383.
His team's record is 5-2 (+1.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-6. (-5.9 units)

DILLON GEE vs. ATLANTA since 1997
GEE is 3-2 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.261.
His team's record is 5-3 (+4.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-6. (-4.7 units)

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SAN DIEGO (21 - 26) at ARIZONA (27 - 21) - 10:10 PM
ANDREW CASHNER (R) vs. WADE MILEY (L)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 24-54 (-21.7 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +150 over the last 3 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 101-147 (-32.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons.
ARIZONA is 138-109 (+26.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 19-12 (+11.4 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 22-32 (-14.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 9-20 (-15.3 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 37-41 (-17.9 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN DIEGO is 2-2 (+0.1 Units) against ARIZONA this season
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.1 Units)

ANDREW CASHNER vs. ARIZONA since 1997
CASHNER is 0-0 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 2.19 and a WHIP of 0.649.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-3. (-3.6 units)

WADE MILEY vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
MILEY is 1-3 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 6.28 and a WHIP of 1.710.
His team's record is 2-3 (-1.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-4. (-3.4 units)

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BALTIMORE (26 - 22) at TORONTO (20 - 28) - 1:05 PM
FREDDY GARCIA (R) vs. R.A. DICKEY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
BALTIMORE is 45-30 (+13.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 122-94 (+41.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 50-38 (+15.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 63-47 (+34.7 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 24-13 (+18.9 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 15-8 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in road games in May games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 22-12 (+13.3 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 57-43 (+23.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 40-24 (+20.3 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 87-67 (+30.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 65-56 (+14.2 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
GARCIA is 109-69 (+32.3 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997. (Team's Record)
GARCIA is 16-5 (+12.9 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Saturday since 1997. (Team's Record)
GARCIA is 86-47 (+28.3 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
BALTIMORE is 3-2 (+1.1 Units) against TORONTO this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

FREDDY GARCIA vs. TORONTO since 1997
GARCIA is 8-8 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 5.90 and a WHIP of 1.688.
His team's record is 11-8 (+0.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-7. (+2.6 units)

R.A. DICKEY vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
DICKEY is 2-2 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 2.83 and a WHIP of 1.029.
His team's record is 2-3 (-1.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-5. (-5.5 units)

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CLEVELAND (27 - 20) at BOSTON (29 - 20) - 1:35 PM
SCOTT KAZMIR (L) vs. JON LESTER (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 27-20 (+11.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CLEVELAND is 16-7 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in May games this season.
CLEVELAND is 24-17 (+9.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
KAZMIR is 56-47 (+23.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)
BOSTON is 98-113 (-34.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 8-13 (-10.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
BOSTON is 2-7 (-11.0 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -175 to -200 over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 48-58 (-30.0 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 22-34 (-23.3 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 82-102 (-41.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 447-333 (-57.2 Units) against the money line in home games after a win since 1997.
BOSTON is 47-69 (-27.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
LESTER is 37-38 (-18.9 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 1-7 (-12.0 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -175 to -200 over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 8-13 (-11.5 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 8-13 (-11.5 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 7-15 (-12.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 4-1 (+2.7 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.0 Units)

SCOTT KAZMIR vs. BOSTON since 1997
KAZMIR is 8-8 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.468.
His team's record is 15-13 (+9.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 17-11. (+5.6 units)

JON LESTER vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
LESTER is 6-1 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.144.
His team's record is 9-3 (+3.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-4. (+3.0 units)

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LA ANGELS (21 - 27) at KANSAS CITY (21 - 24) - 2:10 PM
BILLY BUCKNER (R) vs. JEREMY GUTHRIE (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA ANGELS is 3-2 (+0.7 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

BILLY BUCKNER vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
No recent starts.

JEREMY GUTHRIE vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
GUTHRIE is 3-4 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.027.
His team's record is 4-6 (-0.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-8. (-6.4 units)

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MINNESOTA (18 - 27) at DETROIT (27 - 19) - 4:05 PM
P.J. WALTERS (R) vs. DOUG FISTER (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 5-3 (-0.2 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
6 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.6 Units)

P.J. WALTERS vs. DETROIT since 1997
WALTERS is 1-1 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 3.09 and a WHIP of 1.286.
His team's record is 2-2 (+1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-3. (-2.4 units)

DOUG FISTER vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
FISTER is 3-6 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.160.
His team's record is 3-6 (-4.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-3. (+1.5 units)

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NY YANKEES (29 - 18) at TAMPA BAY (24 - 23) - 4:10 PM
VIDAL NUNO (L) vs. MATT MOORE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 96-39 (+32.7 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
TAMPA BAY is 487-577 (+19.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997.
MOORE is 9-0 (+9.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
NY YANKEES are 29-18 (+10.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY YANKEES are 17-8 (+8.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
NY YANKEES are 23-11 (+11.7 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY YANKEES is 2-2 (+0.8 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.8 Units)

VIDAL NUNO vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
No recent starts.

MATT MOORE vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
MOORE is 3-2 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.296.
His team's record is 3-2 (+0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-3. (-1.5 units)
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OAKLAND (26 - 23) at HOUSTON (14 - 34) - 7:15 PM
A.J. GRIFFIN (R) vs. LUCAS HARRELL (R)
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 75-46 (+35.0 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 53-30 (+24.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 122-94 (+39.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 39-28 (+13.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 57-52 (+17.9 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 10-3 (+8.8 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents this season.
OAKLAND is 116-88 (+37.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 86-55 (+41.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 83-58 (+33.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
GRIFFIN is 19-6 (+14.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GRIFFIN is 18-6 (+13.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GRIFFIN is 13-4 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GRIFFIN is 12-1 (+11.3 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HOUSTON is 82-163 (-48.1 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 3-23 (-15.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
HOUSTON is 69-140 (-41.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 4-21 (-15.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
HOUSTON is 198-234 (-59.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday since 1997.
HOUSTON is 69-140 (-41.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 50-104 (-32.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 7-0 (+7.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
6 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+5.1 Units)

A.J. GRIFFIN vs. HOUSTON since 1997
GRIFFIN is 0-0 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.333.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

LUCAS HARRELL vs. OAKLAND since 1997
HARRELL is 0-1 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 16.63 and a WHIP of 2.771.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.3 units)

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TEXAS (31 - 17) at SEATTLE (20 - 28) - 10:10 PM
DEREK HOLLAND (L) vs. FELIX HERNANDEZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TEXAS is 65-58 (-17.2 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 20-4 (+15.8 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 over the last 2 seasons.
HERNANDEZ is 17-5 (+11.3 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 since 1997. (Team's Record)
HOLLAND is 40-16 (+17.9 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
SEATTLE is 101-112 (-40.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Saturday since 1997.
HERNANDEZ is 16-27 (-17.5 Units) against the money line in May games since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
TEXAS is 6-2 (+3.6 Units) against SEATTLE this season
5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.5 Units)

DEREK HOLLAND vs. SEATTLE since 1997
HOLLAND is 6-2 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.151.
His team's record is 6-3 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-6. (-3.2 units)

FELIX HERNANDEZ vs. TEXAS since 1997
HERNANDEZ is 12-17 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.260.
His team's record is 14-21 (-14.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 18-13. (+3.6 units)

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MIAMI (13 - 35) at CHI WHITE SOX (22 - 24) - 7:15 PM
RICKY NOLASCO (R) vs. JAKE PEAVY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 47-78 (-26.2 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 13-35 (-15.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MIAMI is 13-35 (-15.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MIAMI is 54-85 (-27.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 30-20 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in May games over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 169-124 (+39.4 Units) against the money line in an inter-league game since 1997.
MIAMI is 25-17 (+11.5 Units) against the money line in road games in May games over the last 3 seasons.
NOLASCO is 56-45 (+23.2 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 54-44 (+20.9 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field since 1997. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 43-28 (+24.7 Units) against the money line in road games in night games since 1997. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 17-8 (+12.6 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997. (Team's Record)
CHI WHITE SOX are 42-50 (-26.4 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHI WHITE SOX is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against MIAMI this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

RICKY NOLASCO vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
NOLASCO is 0-1 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 13.51 and a WHIP of 1.876.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-0. (+0.0 units)

JAKE PEAVY vs. MIAMI since 1997
PEAVY is 4-4 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.130.
His team's record is 4-4 (-2.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-3. (+1.6 units)

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05/25/2013 10:55 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, May 25

Hot pitchers
-- Giants are 5-0 in Zito's home starts (3-0, 0.55).
-- Wood is 2-0, 1.74 in his last three starts. Bailey is 1-0, 2.57 in his last three.
-- Locke is 1-0, 1.89 in his last three starts.
-- Pettibone is 2-0, 2.81 in his last four starts.
-- Gast is 2-0, 4.77 in two starts; all six runs he gave up came in sixth inning.
-- Minor is 2-0, 1.83 in his last three starts.
-- Cashner is 2-0, 2.11 in his last three starts.

-- Peavy is 4-1, 2.68 in his last six starts.

-- Dickey is 2-0, 3.20 in his last two starts.
-- Red Sox are 3-0 in Lester home starts (2-0, 1.66).
-- Tampa Bay is 9-0 when Moore starts (8-0, 2.29). Nuno shut Indians out for five innings in his only MLB start.
-- Griffin is 2-1, 2.73 in his last four starts.
-- Hernandez is 1-0, 1.80 in his last two home starts. Rangers won Holland's last four starts (2-0, 3.20).

Cold pitchers
-- Nicasio is 1-1, 4.29 in his last four starts.
-- Fiers allowed six runs in five IP in losing his only '13 start.
-- Haren is 1-2, 6.50 in his last three starts.
-- Lilly is 0-1, 6.75 in two starts this season.
-- Gee is 1-2, 6.48 in his last five starts.
-- Miley is 1-3, 5.70 in his last four starts.

-- Nolasco is 1-3, 4.15 in his last four starts.

-- FGarcia is 0-2, 4.84 in four starts this season.
-- Kazmir is 0-1, 10.18 in his last two starts.
-- Guthrie is 0-2, 8.25 in his last couple starts. One-time Royal ('07) Buckner is making first start since 2010; he is 6-11, 6.25 in 21 career MLB starts. In 2013, he is 4-2, 4.56 in eight AAA starts (48 hits/47.1 IP).
-- Fister is 1-1, 6.53 in his last four starts. Walters was 2-5, 5.69 in 12 starts for Minnesota LY: he is 4-2, 3.31 in nine AAA starts (55 hits/54.1 IP).
-- Harrell is 0-3, 6.86 in his last four starts.

Starting Pitchers/First Inning
You can wager on whether teams will score in first inning. Below is how often a starting pitcher has allowed 1+ runs in first inning in one of his starts........
-- Nicasio 5-9; Zito 2-9
-- Wood 1-9; Bailey 2-9
-- Locke 3-9; Fiers 1-1
-- Pettibone 0-6; Haren 1-9
-- Gast 0-2; Lilly 1-2
-- Minor 3-9; Gee 2-9
-- Cashner 2-6; Miley 1-9

-- Nolasco 4-10; Peavy 1-8

-- FGarcia 1-4; Dickey 3-10
-- Kazmir 2-6; Lester 2-10
-- Buckner 0-0; Guthrie 1-9
-- Walters 0-0; Fister 1-9
-- Nuno 0-1; Moore 3-9
-- Griffin 0-9; Harrell 1-10
-- Holland 0-9; Hernandez 2-10

Totals
-- Under is 7-1-1 in last nine Philly road games.
-- Over is 13-2-1 in Atlanta's last sixteen road games.
-- Five of last seven Cincinnati home games went over the total.
-- Five of last six Pirate games stayed under the total.
-- Last six Arizona games stayed under the total. .
-- Seven of last nine Dodger games stayed under the total.
-- Last five Colorado games stayed under the total.

-- Five of last six Miami games stayed under the total.

-- Over is 6-2-1 in Baltimore's last nine games.
-- Three of last four Minnesota games went over the total.
-- Nine of last eleven Tampa Bay home games went over the total.
-- Over is 5-2-2 in last nine Cleveland games.
-- Six of last eight Oakland games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last nine Angel games went over the total.
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Hot teams
Atlanta-New York game was suspended at 5-5 after eight innings Friday; will pick up at 6:00 tonight, followed by the regularly scheduled game.
-- Phillies won seven of their last eleven games.
-- Atlanta won its last six games, scoring 34 runs.
-- Reds won eleven of their last thirteen games.
-- Pirates won eight of their last ten games.
-- Cardinals won 17 of their last 22 games.
-- Rockies won six of their last seven games. San Francisco won five of its last seven home games.

-- White Sox won seven of their last ten games.

-- Blue Jays won seven of their last eleven games.
-- Detroit won its last four games, scoring 29 runs.
-- Bronx won eight of its last eleven road games.
-- Indians won six of their last nine games.
-- A's won six of their last seven games. Houston is 4-4 in last eight games.
-- Angels won their last six games, scoring 47 runs.
-- Rangers won seven of their last ten games.

Cold teams
-- Nationals lost four of their last six games.
-- Mets lost four of their last five games.
-- Cubs lost seven of their last nine games.
-- Brewers lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Padres lost nine of their last thirteen road games. Arizona lost three of its last five games overall.
-- Dodgers lost five of their last seven games.

-- Marlins lost 13 of their last 16 games.

-- Orioles lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Minnesota lost its last ten games, allowing 64 runs.
-- Tampa Bay lost three of its last four games.
-- Red Sox lost three of their last five games.
-- Royals lost seven of their last eight games.
-- Mariners lost their last seven games, outscored 55-21.

Umpires
-- Col-SF-- Underdogs won six of last seven Marquez games.
-- Chi-Cin-- Four of last five Hudson games went over the total.
-- Pitt-Mil-- Over is 5-0-1 in Kellogg's last six games behind dish.
-- Phil-Wsh-- Nine of last ten Timmons games went over total.
-- StL-LA--Underdogs are 10-8 in last eighteen Cederstrom games.
-- Atl-NY-- Underdogs are 7-6 in last thirteen Scott games.
-- SD-Az-- 12 of last 17 Muchlinski games went over total, with home team winning his last six games behind dish.

-- Mia-Chi-- Nine of last eleven Hernandez games went over total.

-- Balt-Tor-- Under is 7-2-1 in last ten Bell games.
-- Clev-Bos-- Under is 19-3-1 in last 23 Kulpa games.
-- LA-KC-- Seven of ten Everitt games this season went over total.
-- Min-Det-- Favorites won five of last six Fletcher games.
-- NY-TB-- Home team won ten of last thirteen Tumpane games.
-- A's-Hst-- Last six BWelke games stayed under the total.
-- Tex-Sea-- Four of last five Nelson games stayed under total.
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05/25/2013 10:57 AM

MLB

Saturday, May 25

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1:07 PM
BALTIMORE vs. TORONTO
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore

1:35 PM
CLEVELAND vs. BOSTON
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland

2:10 PM
LA ANGELS vs. KANSAS CITY
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

4:05 PM
COLORADO vs. SAN FRANCISCO
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 13 of San Francisco's last 17 games when playing Colorado
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

4:08 PM
MINNESOTA vs. DETROIT
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 23 games at home

4:10 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

4:10 PM
CHI CUBS vs. CINCINNATI
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi Cubs's last 19 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

4:10 PM
NY YANKEES vs. TAMPA BAY
NY Yankees are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games at home

7:15 PM
ATLANTA vs. NY METS
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

7:15 PM
OAKLAND vs. HOUSTON
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 11 games when playing Oakland

7:15 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. LA DODGERS
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing St. Louis

7:15 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. WASHINGTON
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

7:15 PM
MIAMI vs. CHI WHITE SOX
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
Chi White Sox are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games

10:10 PM
TEXAS vs. SEATTLE
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Seattle is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas

10:10 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. ARIZONA
San Diego is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
San Diego is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games at home

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