There’s no shortage of good matchups on the schedule this week. Toronto is the biggest surprise in the American League, but they’ll have to go against Detroit (who I believe is the best team in the AL) this week in what should be a great series. Oakland travels to Yankee Stadium to take on the up and down Yankees. Kansas City and St. Louis renew their rivalry at Busch Stadium this week as well.

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-The Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague games, but they’ll have their hands full in St. Louis this week. Kansas City is just 1-6 in the last 7 meetings between these two rivals. It is important to note that the Cardinals are just 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed pitcher, so make sure you check who the Cardinals lineup is against on a daily basis.

-The Boston Red Sox lost ten games in a row, and now they have won seven games in a row. How much sense does that make? They’ll look to keep it going in Cleveland this week. Boston is 7-1 in their last 8 games against the Tribe. The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 games at Cleveland. The over is 7-0-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

-The San Francisco Giants broke the Cincinnati Reds hearts in the playoffs a couple years ago. The Giants will be in Cincinnati to take on the Reds this week. Homer Bailey has been off to a slow start this year, but last time he faced the Giants at home he threw a no-hitter last July. He starts Tuesday’s series opener. The Giants are 26-10 in their last 36 games, and they now have the best record in baseball.

-Toronto is 8-1 in their last 9 road games. The Blue Jays are 21-7 in their last 28 games overall. Detroit is just 4-10 in their last 14 games, but they are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. the AL East. Detroit is also 9-2 in their last 11 meetings with Toronto. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 games between these teams.

-The Baltimore Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 games at Texas. The Rangers are just 4-10 in their last 14 home games. Baltimore is 38-15 in their last 53 games following an off day. The Orioles are off Monday before they start a series with Texas on Tuesday.

-Jorge De La Rosa starts Tuesday for the Colorado Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rockies are 10-0 in De La Rosa’s last 10 home starts against Arizona. Overall, the Rockies are 40-11 in De La Rosa’s last 51 home games.

-Tampa Bay takes on Miami an in intrastate battle in Miami this week. The Rays have completely dominated this series in the past. Tampa Bay is 27-9 in the last 36 meetings. The Rays have also won 6 straight meetings between these teams.

-Pittsburgh is just 14-39 in their last 53 games against the San Diego Padres. The Padres are 17-8 in their last 25 home games against the Pirates.

-The Seattle Mariners are 0-5 in their last meetings with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are an amazing 85-40 in their last 125 home games overall.