MLB Pick of the Day Record: 39-37 -342 units

GAME: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:15 PM EST

WHERE: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

PITCHING MATCHUP: PIT - Edinson Volquez (R) vs STL - Shelby Miller (R)

LATEST ODDS: Cardinals -135 Total 8

This season’s series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals is now tied at 5-5. Each of the last 4 games has been separated by 2 runs or less. The Pirates have outscored the Cardinals 36 to 33 in the 10 encounters. Pittsburgh’s starting pitching staff has combined for a 3.38 earn run average which equivalent to 56 innings pitched and 21 earn runs this year versus St. Louis, including one earned run allowed in the last 13 frames over 2 games.

In 91 games the Cardinals have only accumulated 320 runs which is approximately 3 runs per encounter and that is 27th in the majors. Enough said.

MLB Pick: Pittsburgh +110

GAME: New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:05 PM EST

WHERE: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

PITCHING MATCHUP: NYY - David Phelps (R) vs CLE - T.J. House (L)

LATEST ODDS: Yankees -105/Indians -105 Total 9

The Bronx Bombers have won 4 of their last 6 games, accumulating at least 5 runs in each of those victories.

Cleveland is 4 and 9 in their last 13 games vs. a right-handed starter.

MLB Pick: New York -105 Over 8