MLB Pick of the Day Record: 41-37-1 -127 units

GAME: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 11, 2014 7:10 PM EST

WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

PITCHING MATCHUP: TOR - Mark Buehrle (L) vs TB - Chris Archer (R)

LATEST ODDS: Tampa Bay -145 Total 7

The Tampa Bay Rays were a season most 18 games under .500 on June 10th and have sliced the deficit in half tonight. Tampa Bay’s Pitching Staff leads Major League Baseball with 806 strikeouts and is 30 more than any other team ( Los Angeles Dodgers, 776).

The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 10 of their last 11 encounters and 12 of their last 15 matchups. They have lost 3 straight series (0 and 3 at New York Yankees) (1-2
at Cincinnati) (0-4 at Oakland) for the 1st time this season.

MLB Pick: Tampa Bay -145

GAME: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 11, 2014 8:10 PM EST

WHERE: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

PITCHING MATCHUP: DET - Anibal Sanchez (R) vs KC - Danny Duffy (L)

LATEST ODDS: Tigers -110 Total 7.5

The Kansas City Royals bring a 17-19 overall record versus American League Central Division opposition into tonight’s series game 2 with the Detroit Tigers, but it’s how Kansas City got to their current in-division record 17-19 that’s news-worthy...the Royals began the season just 5-15 in in-division play, but has since banged off a 12-4 record to narrow the margin.

Detroit meanwhile, is much too streaky for my liking.

MB Pick: Kansas City +100 Under 7.5