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Wednesday, August 16


National League
Giants @ Marlins
Cain is 0-2, 6.75 in his last four starts, last three of which went over. Giants are 2-8 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-13-1

Urena is 1-1, 2.33 in his last three starts; under is 4-1-1 in his last six. Miami is 5-5 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-6-3

Giants lost three of last five games; under is 6-2 in their last eight games. Miami won six of its last seven home games; under is 8-4-1 in their last 13 games.

Pirates @ Brewers
Cole is 3-1, 2.65 in his last five starts; under is 4-2-1 in his last seven. Pirates won his last seven road starts — their first 5-inning record with him: 7-12-5

Nelson is 1-2, 5.76 in his last five starts; under is 6-2 in his last eight. Milwaukee is 5-1 in his last six home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-12-2

Pirates are 4-10 in last 14 road games; their last four games stayed under. Milwaukee won its last three games; over is 4-2-1 in their last seven games.

Reds @ Cubs
Bailey is 2-4, 8.90 in his last six starts (over 5-1). Cincy is 4-2 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 3-6-1

Lackey is 5-0, 3.76 in his last five starts; over is 4-2-1 in his last seven. Cubs are 6-4 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 7-13-2

Reds lost four of last six road games; nine of their last ten games went over total. Cubs are 5-8 in last 13 games; over is 5-3 in their last eight home games.

Braves @ Rockies

Foltynewicz is 1-2, 8.31 in his last three starts; over is 5-1 in his last six. Braves are 5-7 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-8-6

Gray is 1-1, 3.28 in his last four starts; under is 5-3-2 in his last ten. Colorado won all four of his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-4-1

Braves lost six of last eight games; over is 14-4-1 in their last 19 road games. Colorado lost five of last eight games; under is 11-2-1 in their last 14 games.

Phillies @ Padres
Pivetta is 1-2, 8.44 in his last four starts; over is 5-1 in his last six. Phillies are 3-7 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-9-2

Richard is 0-4, 7.90 in his last six starts; under is 2-0-1 in his last three. San Diego is 0-5 in his last five home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-13-1

Phillies lost five of last six games; under is 6-4 in their last ten road games. San Diego is 7-2 in its last nine home games; seven of their last eight games went over.

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American League
Rays @ Blue Jays
Faria is 0-2, 5.06 in his last three starts; under is 5-1-1 in his last seven. Rays are 5-1 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 7-3-2

Stroman is 1-1, 3.98 in his last six starts; over is 3-1 in his last four. Toronto is 7-5 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 12-11-1

Rays lost eight of last 11 games (shut out 5 times); under is 11-2 in their last 13 games. Toronto won six of last nine home games; under is 6-2 in their last eight games.

Tigers @ Rangers
Sanchez is 1-3, 8.84 in his last four starts (over 3-1). Detroit is 2-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 5-4-1

Hamels is 3-0, 2.89 in his last four starts; over is 8-4-1 in his last 13 starts. Texas is 4-2 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 12-0-2

Detroit lost nine of last 11 games; over is 5-1-1 in their last seven. Rangers won five of last six games; under is 6-4-1 in their last 11 home games.

Indians @ Twins

Carrasco is 1-1, 4.55 in his last five starts (over 4-1). Indians are 9-4 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 15-6-1

Gibson is 1-3, 6.59 in his last five starts; under is 6-2 in his last nine. Minnesota is 4-7 in his last 11 starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-11-1

Indians won their last five games; under is 6-0-2 in their last eight games. Minnesota won seven of its last nine games (over 4-1-4).

Royals @ A’s
Duffy is 0-2, 6.16 in his last three starts; under is 5-2 in his last seven. Royals are 4-7 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-9-4

Blackburn is 2-0, 4.34 in his last three starts; under is 3-1 in his last four. A’s are 3-1 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 4-2-2

Royals won three of their last four games; three of their last five games stayed under. Oakland lost 11 of last 17 home games (under 11-5-1).

Orioles @ Mariners

Jimenez is 1-1, 1.93 in his last three starts; under is 5-3 in his last eight. Baltimore is 4-6 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 7-9-2

Gonzales is 0-0, 6.48 in two starts this year (over 2-0). Mariners lost his only home start— their first 5-inning record with him: 2-0

Baltimore won 11 of last 18 games; under is 10-5 in their last 15. Mariners lost five of their last six games; over is 6-4 in their last ten.

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Interleague
Bronx @ Mets
Garcia is 0-1, 7.84 in two starts for New York (under 2-0). New York lost his only road start— their first 5-inning record with him: 0-2

Lugo is 0-1, 7.31 in his last three starts; over is 6-1 in his last seven. Mets are 2-2 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-3-2

Mets lost three of last four games; under is 7-4-1 in their last 12 games. Bronx is 6-4 in its last ten games; under is 13-5 in their last 18 games.

Diamondbacks @ Astros
Walker is 0-4, 5.35 in his last six starts; over is 3-1 in his last four. Arizona is 5-4 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-7-4

Morton is 2-1, 3.51 in his last four starts; over is 9-4-1 in his last 14 starts. Houston is 7-4 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-5-2

Astros lost six of last eight games; under is 4-2-1 in their last seven games. Houston is 3-6 in last nine home series openers. Arizona lost five of last seven games; over is 4-2 in their last six road games. Diamondbacks are 11-7 in road series openers.

Angels @ Nationals
Nolasco is 1-1, 5.73 in his last four starts; over is 4-1 in his last five. Angels are 3-9 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-12-4

Roark is 3-0, 3.20 in his last four starts; under is 5-1 in his last six. Washington is 5-5 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-9-2

Angels won six of their last seven games; under is 6-2 in their last eight. Washington won seven of last nine games; their last five games stayed under.

Cardinals @ Red Sox

Lynn is 4-0, 1.66 in his last seven starts; under is 7-1 in his last eight. St Louis is 6-7 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 12-10-2

Rodriguez is 0-0, 3.38 in his last three starts; under is 4-1 in his last five. Boston is 5-1 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-7

Cardinals won eight of last ten games; their last eight games went over. Boston won 11 of last 13 games; under is 6-3-1 in their last ten.

White Sox @ Dodgers
Rodon is 0-0, 2.01 in his last three starts (under 3-0). Chicago is 1-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 2-6

Darvish is 2-0, 1.50 in two starts for LA (over 1-1). Dodgers’ first 5-inning record with him: 2-0

White Sox are 1-10 in last 11 road games; under is 8-2 in their last ten games. Dodgers are 10-1 in last 11 games; three of their last five games went over.

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Record with this pitcher starting:
National League
SF-Mia: Cain 8-12; Urena 13-6
Pitt-Mil: Cole 16-9; Nelson 12-12
Cin-Cubs: Bailey 4-6; Lackey 13-9 (6-0 last 6)
Atl-Colo: Foltynewicz 13-9; Gray 7-4
Phil-SD: Pivetta 5-12; Richard 8-16

American League
TB-Tor: Faria 8-4; Stroman 14-10
Det-Tex: Sanchez 5-5; Hamels 8-6
Clev-Minn: Carrasco 16-7; Gibson 10-10
KC-A’s: Duffy 8-11; Blackburn 5-3
Balt-Sea: Jimenez 10-8; Gonzales 1-1

Interleague
NY-NY Garcia 1-1 (8-9); Lugo 7-4
Az-Hst: Walker 10-9 (0-6 last 6); Morton 10-7
LAA-Wsh: Nolasco 7-17; Roark 13-8
StL-Bos: Lynn 13-11; Rodriguez 9-6
CWS-LA: Rodon 3-5; Darvish 2-0 (9-13)

Pitchers allowing a run in first inning:
National League
SF-Mia: Cain 8-20; Urena 3-19
Pitt-Mil: Cole 9-25; Nelson 4-24
Cin-Cubs: Bailey 6-10; Lackey 11-22
Atl-Colo: Foltynewicz 4-22; Gray 2-11
Phil-SD: Pivetta 6-17; Richard 8-24

American League
TB-Tor: Faria 2-12; Stroman 4-24
Det-Tex: Sanchez 1-10; Hamels 5-14
Clev-Minn: Carrasco 4-23; Gibson 6-20
KC-A’s: Duffy 5-19; Blackburn 1-8
Balt-Sea: Jimenez 6-18; Gonzales 0-2

Interleague
NY-NY Garcia 5-19; Lugo 4-11
Az-Hst: Walker 6-19; Morton 3-17
LAA-Wsh: Nolasco 9-24; Roark 8-21
StL-Bos: Lynn 7-24; Rodriguez 4-15
CWS-LA: Rodon 3-8; Darvish 7-24

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Umpires
National League
SF-Mia: Marhley is a rookie umpire; I’ve got nothing on him.
Pitt-Mil: Over is 6-1-4 in last eleven Wendelstedt games.
Cin-Cubs: Under is 11-2-3 in last sixteen Blakney games.
Atl-Colo: Under is 12-2 in last fourteen Bellino games.
Phil-SD: Six of last nine Lentz games stayed under total.

American League
TB-Tor: Over is 5-1-2 in last eight Barksdale games.
Det-Tex: Over is 5-2 in Barber games this season.
Clev-Minn: Under is 8-5-1 in last 14 Vanover games.
KC-A’s: Last five Hoye games stayed under the total.
Balt-Sea: Under is 3-1 in last four Johnson games.

Interleague
NY-NY: Over is 8-3 in last eleven Whitson games.
Hst-Az: Over is 10-5 in last fifteen Demuth games.
LAA-Wsh: Under is 6-1-1 in last eight Davis games.
StL-Bos: Underdogs won five of last seven Segal games.
CWS-LA: Road team won eight of last ten Muchlinski games.

Interleague play
NL @ AL– 67-49 AL, favorites +$227
AL @ NL– 64-57 NL, favorites -$137
Total: 124-113 AL, favorites +$90

Totals in interleague games
NL @ AL: Over 59-56-3
AL @ NL: Over 64-51-7
Total: Over 123-107-10

Teams’ records in first five innings:
Team (road-home-total)- thru 8/15/17
Ariz 21-22-15……31-21–11……..52-43
Atl 22-29-9……19-30-7………..41-59
Cubs 28-27-6……26-21-10………..54-48
Reds 20-34-6……..22-33–5……….42-67
Colo 31-24-6…….32-21-4………..63-45
LA 28-18-8…….40-18-6……….68-36
Miami 25-27-6…….31-22-7………56-49
Milw 29-20-8…….31-25-8………59-45
Mets 28-28-3……..24-30-4……..52-58
Philly 15-34-13……21-27-7……….36-61
Pitt 28-29-4…….23-26-9………51-55
St. Louis 23-26-8……33-20-9…………56-46
SD 19-36-6……..28-23–7……….47-59
SF 13-39-9……..22-28-9……….38-67
Wash 35-18-5……26-24-8………….61-43

Orioles 24-32-5……..26-27-5………50-59
Boston 25-27-8………28-28-2……..53-55
White Sox 20-32-8………21-32–3……..41-63
Cleveland 32-20-7……..28-21-7……..60-41
Detroit 22-31-9…….26-25-6……..48-56
Astros 30-23-8……..36-19-4……..66-42
KC 23-28-8………23-24-12…….46-52
Angels 22-30-8………26-22-12……..48-52
Twins 33-16-9………25-30-6……..58-45
NYY 23-33-5……….30-23-4…..…53-56
A’s 21-28-7……..26-29-10……..47-57
Seattle 20-29-8……..33-22-9……..53-51
TB 29-21-10……..33-18-8……..62-39
Texas 28-21-10……..28-23-8………56-44
Toronto 23-32-3……..23-29-8……..46-61

%age of times teams score in first inning (road/home/total- 8/15/17)
Ariz 17-56……..21-62………..37
Atl 13-60……..16-56………..29
Cubs 15-61……..21-57…………36
Reds 23-60……..24-59……….47
Colo 16-61……..21-58..………37
LA 17-54……..24-63..……..41
Miami 24-58……..21-60………45
Milw 20-57……25-64…..…..45
Mets 25-59……..19-58……….44
Philly 16-62……..16-56……….32
Pitt 18-61……..18-58……….36
StL 12-57……..19-61………..31
SD 23-61……..18-58…………41
SF 15-62……..17-59…………32
Wash 24-58……..23-59……….47

Orioles 12-62……..19-59………31
Boston 18-61……..14-58………..32
White Sox 17-60……13-56……….30
Clev 12-59……..19-58………31
Detroit 15-62…….24-58………39
Astros 17-61……..24-58……….41
KC 15-60……..10-59……….25
Angels 21-62…….15-60………..35
Twins 13-56……..13-60……….26
NYY 13-61……..16-57………29
A’s 13-56……..25-65………38
Seattle 19-56…….22-66………41
TB 18-60……..20-61……..38
Texas 22-59……..26-58………48
Toronto 19-58……..17-63………36
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Wednesday, August 16


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Trend Report
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1:05 PM
LA ANGELS vs. WASHINGTON
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels's last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing at home against LA Angels

1:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. MIAMI
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Miami
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
Miami is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco

2:10 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 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

3:35 PM
KANSAS CITY vs. OAKLAND
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Oakland
Kansas City is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing Kansas City

3:40 PM
BALTIMORE vs. SEATTLE
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Baltimore's last 13 games on the road
Baltimore is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

3:40 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. SAN DIEGO
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Diego's last 10 games

7:07 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. TORONTO
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

7:08 PM
NY YANKEES vs. NY METS
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of NY Yankees's last 25 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
NY Mets are 5-11 SU in its last 16 games

7:10 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. BOSTON
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis

8:05 PM
DETROIT vs. TEXAS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games

8:05 PM
CINCINNATI vs. CHI CUBS
Cincinnati is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home

8:10 PM
ARIZONA vs. HOUSTON
Arizona is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Arizona

8:10 PM
CLEVELAND vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland

8:40 PM
ATLANTA vs. COLORADO
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Atlanta is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Colorado is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta

10:10 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. LA DODGERS
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games
Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
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Wednesday, August 16



Chicago White Sox @ LA Dodgers

Game 929-930
August 16, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Chicago White Sox
(Rodon) 13.197
LA Dodgers
(Darvish) 16.199
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
LA Dodgers
by 3
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
LA Dodgers
-320
7 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
LA Dodgers
(-320); Under

Arizona @ Houston


Game 927-928
August 16, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Arizona
(Walker) 15.879
Houston
(Morton) 12.502
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Arizona
by 3 1/2
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Houston
-150
9
Dunkel Pick:
Arizona
(+130); Over

St. Louis @ Boston


Game 925-926
August 16, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
St. Louis
(Lynn) 17.588
Boston
(Rdriguez) 14.903
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
St. Louis
by 2 1/2
12
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Boston
-140
9 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
St. Louis
(+120); Over

NY Yankees @ NY Mets


Game 923-924
August 16, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
NY Yankees
(Garcia) 16.658
NY Mets
(Gsellman) 14.990
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
NY Yankees
by 1 1/2
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
NY Yankees
-145
9
Dunkel Pick:
NY Yankees
(-145); Over

LA Angels @ Washington


Game 921-922
August 16, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
LA Angels
(Nolasco) 16.199
Washington
(Roark) 17.050
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Washington
by 1
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Washington
-120
9
Dunkel Pick:
Washington
(-120); Under

Cleveland @ Minnesota


Game 919-920
August 16, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Cleveland
(Carrasco) 15.063
Minnesota
(Gibson) 17.472
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Minnesota
by 2 1/2
8
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Cleveland
-170
9
Dunkel Pick:
Minnesota
(+150); Under

Detroit @ Texas


Game 917-918
August 16, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Detroit
(Sanchez) 15.759
Texas
(Hamels) 13.492
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Detroit
by 2 1/2
10
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Texas
-180
10 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Detroit
(+160); Under

Tampa Bay @ Toronto


Game 915-916
August 16, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Tampa Bay
(Faria) 14.475
Toronto
(Stroman) 15.978
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Toronto
by 1 1/2
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Toronto
-140
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Toronto
(-140); Under

Baltimore @ Seattle


Game 913-914
August 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Baltimore
(Jimenez) 13.592
Seattle
(Gnzales) 16.282
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Seattle
by 2 1/2
8
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Seattle
-110
10
Dunkel Pick:
Seattle
(-110); Under

Kansas City @ Oakland


Game 911-912
August 16, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Kansas City
(Duffy) 13.747
Oakland
(Blackburn) 17.215
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Oakland
by 3 1/2
13
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Oakland
-130
9
Dunkel Pick:
Oakland
(+110); Over

Atlanta @ Colorado


Game 909-910
August 16, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Atlanta
(Fltynwcz) 15.416
Colorado
(Gray) 14.038
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Atlanta
by 1 1/2
9
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Colorado
-155
11 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Atlanta
(+135); Under

Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs


Game 907-908
August 16, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Cincinnati
(Bailey) 15.972
Chicago Cubs
(Lackey) 14.257
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Cincinnati
by 1 1/2
9 1/2
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Chicago Cubs
-200
No Total
Dunkel Pick:
Cincinnati
(+170); N/A

Philadelphia @ San Diego


Game 905-906
August 16, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Philadelphia
(Pivetta) 14.978
San Diego
(Richard) 12.174
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Philadelphia
by 3
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
San Diego
-135
9
Dunkel Pick:
Philadelphia
(+115); Over

Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee


Game 903-904
August 16, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Pittsburgh
(Cole) 13.446
Milwaukee
(Nelson) 14.333
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Milwaukee
by 1
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Milwaukee
-130
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Milwaukee
(-130); Under

San Francisco @ Miami


Game 901-902
August 16, 2017 @ 1:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
San Francisco
(Cain) 14.202
Miami
(Urena) 17.295
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Miami
by 3
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Miami
-165
9
Dunkel Pick:
Miami
(-165); Over
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Wednesday, August 16


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SAN FRANCISCO (48 - 73) at MIAMI (57 - 61) - 1:10 PM
MATT CAIN (R) vs. JOSE URENA (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN FRANCISCO is 48-73 (-28.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 21-41 (-19.0 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 32-50 (-22.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 16-30 (-16.6 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 17-34 (-23.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 29-35 (-23.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
CAIN is 10-31 (-17.5 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +175 since 1997. (Team's Record)
URENA is 13-6 (+9.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
URENA is 12-6 (+8.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season. (Team's Record)
SAN FRANCISCO is 218-197 (+35.5 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 4-1 (+3.4 Units) against SAN FRANCISCO this season
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.0 Units)

MATT CAIN vs. MIAMI since 1997
CAIN is 6-5 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.204.
His team's record is 9-7 (+0.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 6-10. (-5.8 units)

JOSE URENA vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
URENA is 0-0 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.200.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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PITTSBURGH (58 - 61) at MILWAUKEE (62 - 59) - 2:10 PM
GERRIT COLE (R) vs. JIMMY NELSON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 88-107 (-32.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 101-119 (-30.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 62-59 (+10.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 24-17 (+10.9 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 49-47 (+6.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
MILWAUKEE is 32-28 (+9.0 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
MILWAUKEE is 39-57 (-22.7 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 8-4 (+4.0 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
9 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+7.8 Units)

GERRIT COLE vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
COLE is 3-3 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 3.09 and a WHIP of 1.172.
His team's record is 6-4 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-2. (+3.0 units)

JIMMY NELSON vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
NELSON is 5-4 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.244.
His team's record is 6-6 (+1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-5. (+2.0 units)

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PHILADELPHIA (43 - 74) at SAN DIEGO (53 - 66) - 3:40 PM
NICK PIVETTA (R) vs. CLAYTON RICHARD (L)
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 43-74 (-21.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 13-30 (-15.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 19-43 (-15.3 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 22-52 (-24.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
SAN DIEGO is 53-66 (+2.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 31-27 (+7.6 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 18-12 (+9.1 Units) against the money line in home games after a win this season.
SAN DIEGO is 33-28 (+10.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
RICHARD is 18-9 (+12.1 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997. (Team's Record)
PHILADELPHIA is 393-350 (+49.6 Units) against the money line on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 since 1997.
PHILADELPHIA is 49-54 (+17.8 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 46-89 (-34.7 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN DIEGO is 4-1 (+3.3 Units) against PHILADELPHIA this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.8 Units)

NICK PIVETTA vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
PIVETTA is 0-0 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 0.714.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

CLAYTON RICHARD vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
RICHARD is 0-3 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 3.42 and a WHIP of 1.177.
His team's record is 1-3 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-1. (+1.8 units)

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CINCINNATI (50 - 70) at CHICAGO CUBS (62 - 56) - 8:05 PM
HOMER BAILEY (R) vs. JOHN LACKEY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 57-66 (+8.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 62-56 (-19.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 30-27 (-15.0 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 266-319 (-69.5 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 413-375 (-84.8 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 43-46 (-26.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 810-767 (-161.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 240-200 (-51.2 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO CUBS is 7-4 (+1.6 Units) against CINCINNATI this season
7 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.8 Units)

HOMER BAILEY vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
BAILEY is 8-3 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.416.
His team's record is 12-4 (+7.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 11-4. (+7.3 units)

JOHN LACKEY vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
LACKEY is 6-5 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.170.
His team's record is 8-7 (-3.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 6-8. (-2.9 units)

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ATLANTA (53 - 64) at COLORADO (66 - 53) - 8:40 PM
MIKE FOLTYNEWICZ (R) vs. JON GRAY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 66-53 (+13.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 36-22 (+10.1 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
COLORADO is 29-23 (+7.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
ATLANTA is 121-157 (+4.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 64-77 (+22.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 47-49 (+25.2 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 51-55 (+22.0 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 57-63 (+10.2 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 58-77 (+14.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 29-34 (+12.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
FOLTYNEWICZ is 24-20 (+12.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
FOLTYNEWICZ is 12-5 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in night games this season. (Team's Record)
FOLTYNEWICZ is 12-6 (+12.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
COLORADO is 29-34 (-13.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 1-1 (+0.7 Units) against COLORADO this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

MIKE FOLTYNEWICZ vs. COLORADO since 1997
FOLTYNEWICZ is 0-2 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 3.06 and a WHIP of 1.188.
His team's record is 0-3 (-3.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-0. (+3.0 units)

JON GRAY vs. ATLANTA since 1997
GRAY is 1-0 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 0.64 and a WHIP of 1.071.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)

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KANSAS CITY (60 - 59) at OAKLAND (53 - 67) - 3:35 PM
DANNY DUFFY (L) vs. PAUL BLACKBURN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
KANSAS CITY is 60-59 (+7.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
KANSAS CITY is 44-28 (+15.3 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 76-55 (+26.7 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 45-40 (+9.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
OAKLAND is 190-254 (-54.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 19-32 (-10.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
OAKLAND is 102-124 (-33.4 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 44-75 (-31.0 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 3-2 (+1.0 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.9 Units)

DANNY DUFFY vs. OAKLAND since 1997
DUFFY is 3-0 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.109.
His team's record is 4-1 (+3.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-2. (+1.0 units)

PAUL BLACKBURN vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
No recent starts.

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BALTIMORE (59 - 61) at SEATTLE (60 - 61) - 3:40 PM
UBALDO JIMENEZ (R) vs. MARCO GONZALES (L)
Top Trends for this game.
BALTIMORE is 58-83 (-25.7 Units) against the money line on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 over the last 3 seasons.
JIMENEZ is 43-58 (-24.5 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997. (Team's Record)
JIMENEZ is 31-59 (-27.0 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss since 1997. (Team's Record)
BALTIMORE is 147-135 (+11.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 113-114 (-34.3 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 625-562 (-89.2 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters since 1997.
SEATTLE is 50-61 (-28.5 Units) against the money line in home games after a win over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 806-722 (-101.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
SEATTLE is 386-348 (-71.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
SEATTLE is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against BALTIMORE this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.2 Units)

UBALDO JIMENEZ vs. SEATTLE since 1997
JIMENEZ is 2-3 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 5.85 and a WHIP of 1.550.
His team's record is 3-4 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-1. (+4.1 units)

MARCO GONZALES vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
No recent starts.

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TAMPA BAY (60 - 61) at TORONTO (57 - 62) - 7:05 PM
JACOB FARIA (R) vs. MARCUS STROMAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 128-154 (-31.9 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 80-101 (-25.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 57-62 (-15.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
TORONTO is 55-62 (-21.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 10-14 (-10.7 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -175 this season.
TORONTO is 20-29 (-12.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
TORONTO is 32-43 (-18.8 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
TORONTO is 25-29 (-13.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
STROMAN is 14-18 (-13.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
STROMAN is 13-17 (-12.7 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 7-7 (-0.6 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
7 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-1.0 Units, Under=-0.7 Units)

JACOB FARIA vs. TORONTO since 1997
FARIA is 1-0 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 1.42 and a WHIP of 1.106.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

MARCUS STROMAN vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
STROMAN is 4-4 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.337.
His team's record is 4-5 (-3.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-5. (-1.7 units)

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DETROIT (53 - 66) at TEXAS (58 - 60) - 8:05 PM
ANIBAL SANCHEZ (R) vs. COLE HAMELS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 53-66 (-13.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
DETROIT is 31-48 (-16.6 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
DETROIT is 23-33 (-12.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
SANCHEZ is 5-17 (-12.0 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TEXAS is 153-130 (+26.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 85-57 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 44-25 (+19.0 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 112-91 (+23.2 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 118-97 (+22.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 86-66 (+19.6 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
HAMELS is 32-15 (+15.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAMELS is 28-11 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAMELS is 26-10 (+15.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAMELS is 18-6 (+11.6 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HAMELS is 19-5 (+13.5 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
TEXAS is 4-1 (+3.3 Units) against DETROIT this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

ANIBAL SANCHEZ vs. TEXAS since 1997
SANCHEZ is 2-4 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 8.48 and a WHIP of 1.849.
His team's record is 2-4 (-2.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-5. (-4.6 units)

COLE HAMELS vs. DETROIT since 1997
HAMELS is 3-2 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.455.
His team's record is 3-2 (+0.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-4. (-3.1 units)

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CLEVELAND (65 - 52) at MINNESOTA (59 - 58) - 8:10 PM
CARLOS CARRASCO (R) vs. KYLE GIBSON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 65-52 (-17.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CLEVELAND is 46-50 (-22.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 3 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 6-10 (-12.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday this season.
CLEVELAND is 42-36 (-13.7 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
MINNESOTA is 59-58 (+4.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MINNESOTA is 39-31 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
MINNESOTA is 44-41 (+6.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
MINNESOTA is 31-27 (+6.4 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
CARRASCO is 22-7 (+13.1 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
MINNESOTA is 98-182 (-44.8 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +125 to +175 since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 57-85 (-31.9 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 126-146 (-40.6 Units) against the money line in home games in August games since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 21-42 (-23.1 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 24-45 (-19.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 5-9 (-0.8 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
11 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+7.8 Units)

CARLOS CARRASCO vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
CARRASCO is 3-6 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.470.
His team's record is 4-8 (-7.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-4. (+3.4 units)

KYLE GIBSON vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
GIBSON is 2-5 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 5.75 and a WHIP of 1.705.
His team's record is 5-7 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-7. (-3.2 units)

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LA ANGELS (61 - 59) at WASHINGTON (71 - 46) - 1:05 PM
RICKY NOLASCO (R) vs. TANNER ROARK (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LA ANGELS are 61-59 (+10.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA ANGELS are 23-16 (+11.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
LA ANGELS are 536-510 (+48.8 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 13-9 (+9.4 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
LA ANGELS are 329-257 (+46.0 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 32-26 (+12.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
NOLASCO is 80-78 (+22.7 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 45-40 (+22.4 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)
WASHINGTON is 36-35 (-14.2 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 21-24 (-14.7 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
WASHINGTON is 17-18 (-11.6 Units) against the money line in home games after a win this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 2-1 (+1.2 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.1 Units)

RICKY NOLASCO vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
NOLASCO is 10-7 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.110.
His team's record is 12-9 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-14. (-9.2 units)

TANNER ROARK vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
ROARK is 0-0 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.349.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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NY YANKEES (63 - 55) at NY METS (53 - 64) - 7:10 PM
JAIME GARCIA (L) vs. ROBERT GSELLMAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 10-19 (-10.5 Units) against the money line in road games after a win this season.
NY YANKEES are 25-26 (-11.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
GARCIA is 42-48 (-25.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997. (Team's Record)
NY METS are 53-64 (-19.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY METS are 26-32 (-15.3 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
NY METS are 30-39 (-22.8 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 10-30 (-21.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NY METS are 197-242 (-63.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY YANKEES is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against NY METS this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

JAIME GARCIA vs. NY METS since 1997
GARCIA is 2-5 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.175.
His team's record is 3-6 (-4.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-4. (+0.8 units)

ROBERT GSELLMAN vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
No recent starts.

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ST LOUIS (61 - 58) at BOSTON (68 - 51) - 7:10 PM
LANCE LYNN (R) vs. EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ (L)
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 24-5 (+16.7 Units) against the money line in home games in an inter-league game over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 74-64 (+12.5 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 87-65 (+22.5 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 440-398 (+51.3 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss since 1997.
ST LOUIS is 33-28 (+12.7 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 53-51 (-12.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 364-288 (-46.5 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
BOSTON is 33-33 (-9.4 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
BOSTON is 53-54 (-18.4 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 222-226 (-64.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
3 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.0 Units)

LANCE LYNN vs. BOSTON since 1997
LYNN is 0-2 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 0.803.
His team's record is 1-2 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+1.0 units)

EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
RODRIGUEZ is 1-0 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.167.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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ARIZONA (66 - 53) at HOUSTON (73 - 46) - 8:10 PM
TAIJUAN WALKER (R) vs. CHARLIE MORTON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 73-46 (+9.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 37-15 (+19.3 Units) against the money line in an inter-league game over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 57-28 (+20.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ARIZONA is 66-53 (+11.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ARIZONA is 28-16 (+10.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
ARIZONA is 22-19 (+11.8 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +175 over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 10-2 (+9.0 Units) against the money line in an inter-league game this season.
ARIZONA is 48-34 (+11.4 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
ARIZONA is 53-39 (+11.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
HOUSTON is 4-10 (-11.4 Units) against the money line in August games this season.
HOUSTON is 51-49 (-19.6 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 37-37 (-16.4 Units) against the money line in home games after a win over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 29-36 (-17.7 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 12-20 (-13.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against ARIZONA this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

TAIJUAN WALKER vs. HOUSTON since 1997
WALKER is 5-3 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.286.
His team's record is 6-5 (+0.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-7. (-4.8 units)

CHARLIE MORTON vs. ARIZONA since 1997
MORTON is 3-1 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.441.
His team's record is 3-3 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-3. (-0.5 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (45 - 71) at LA DODGERS (84 - 34) - 10:10 PM
CARLOS RODON (L) vs. YU DARVISH (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 26-56 (-21.9 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 84-34 (+31.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA DODGERS are 50-14 (+24.0 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
LA DODGERS are 59-24 (+21.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
LA DODGERS are 44-13 (+20.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
LA DODGERS are 153-174 (-57.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday since 1997.
LA DODGERS are 101-121 (-35.9 Units) against the money line in an inter-league game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA DODGERS is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.9 Units)

CARLOS RODON vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
RODON is 0-1 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 12.26 and a WHIP of 2.725.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

YU DARVISH vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
DARVISH is 1-1 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 5.12 and a WHIP of 1.552.
His team's record is 1-2 (-2.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-2. (-1.1 units)
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GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS

LAA at WAS 01:05 PM

LAA +115

SF at MIA 01:10 PM

SF +160

U 9.5


PIT at MIL 02:10 PM

PIT +110

KC at OAK 03:35 PM

U 9.5

PHI at SD 03:40 PM

PHI +120


BAL at SEA 03:40 PM

O 10.0

TB at TOR 07:07 PM

U 8.5

STL at BOS 07:10 PM

STL +135

NYY at NYM 07:10 PM

NYM +140

DET at TEX 08:05 PM

DET +160

U 11.0


CIN at CHC 08:05 PM

CIN +170

O 9.5


CLE at MIN 08:10 PM

MIN +145

ARI at HOU 08:10 PM

ARI +135

O 9.0


ATL at COL 08:40 PM

ATL +160

U 11.0


CHW at LAD 10:10 PM

CHW +250
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MLB notebook: RHP Weaver announces retirement
August 16, 2017

Three-time All-Star right-hander Jered Weaver announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending his 12-year career spent primarily with the Los Angeles Angels.

Weaver spent 11 seasons with the Angels before joining the San Diego Padres in February. The 34-year-old recorded an 0-5 mark with a 7.44 ERA in nine starts with the Padres before sitting out the last three months with an inflamed left hip.

"I've decided to step away from baseball," Weaver said in a statement released on Twitter. "While I've been working hard to get back on the mound, my body just will not allow me to compete like I want to. Many thanks to the Padres' organization for the opportunity to play in the amazing city of San Diego. You have been very professional and respectful during this process, and I really appreciate that.

"I would also like to thank my teammates for welcoming me in with open arms and for all the support throughout the season. I'm excited for the next chapter in life and making up for lost time with my family. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. It was a great ride."

Weaver's career hit its high note from 2010-12, as he finished in the top five in American League Cy Young Award voting in each season. He led the majors with 233 strikeouts and 34 starts in 2010 and notched 18- and 20-win campaigns in each of the following years.

--Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco left Wednesday afternoon's 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning in the midst of pitching to Jose Lobaton.

The Angels were nursing a 3-2 lead and Nolasco had a 2-2 count on Lobaton before leaving the game due to cramps in his calves and dehydration.

"It was a hot one today," the 34-year-old Nolasco said. "I just tried to slow the game down a bit."

Nolasco (6-12) picked up the win after allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. He threw 112 pitches, with 66 going for strikes.

--The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Brian Goodwin on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain.

Goodwin left Sunday's first game of a doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants with tightness in his groin after stealing a base in the eighth inning. The move is retroactive to Aug. 14.

The 26-year-old Goodwin joins a list of Nationals outfielders currently sidelined with injuries -- Bryce Harper (hyperextended knee), Ryan Raburn (trapezius strain), Jayson Werth (foot contusion) and Adam Eaton (torn ACL).

In a corresponding move, the Nationals called up outfielder Alejandro De Aza from Triple-A Syracuse. De Aza, 33, joins the Nationals for his first major league assignment of the season. The Nationals become his sixth MLB team over parts of nine seasons.

--The Toronto Blue Jays activated catcher Miguel Montero from the disabled list and right-hander Dominic Leone from the bereavement list.

Left-hander J.P. Howell and catcher Mike Ohlman were designated for assignment to make room on the roster.

Montero went on the 10-day disabled list on Aug. 4 with a strained right groin. He was 0-for-3 in one rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Buffalo.

Leone is 2-0 with a 2.55 ERA in 45 games with Toronto.

--The Oakland Athletics acquired minor league left-hander Sam Moll from the Colorado Rockies.

The A's will send the Rockies a player to be named later or cash considerations. Moll, 25, was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.

The Athletics also optioned right-hander Josh Smith to Nashville to clear a 25-man roster spot for right-hander Chris Hatcher, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

Moll spent the entire season at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he was 3-2 with a 4.18 ERA and limited opponents to a .292 batting average in 44 relief appearances. He walked 18 and struck out 39 in 47 1/3 innings before he was designated for assignment on Friday. He was 9-10 with a 3.46 ERA in 145 career appearances over five seasons in the Colorado farm system.


WHITE SOX BLOW BOTTOM OF THE NINTH LEAD AGAIN TWICE IS TWO NIGHTS.....THAT BULLPEN SUCKS BIG TIME
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LEADING OFF: Indians try to finish up 10-0 at Target Field
August 16, 2017

A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday:


SWEPT UP


The Cleveland Indians try to finish a season sweep at Target Field when play a day-night doubleheader against the Twins. The AL Central leaders are 8-0 at Minnesota this year - but just 1-5 vs. the Twins at home. The teams were rained out Wednesday, forcing the split twinbill. Cleveland has won five in a row overall.

Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco (11-5, 3.83 ERA) faces Kyle Gibson (6-9, 6.02) in the opener. In the nightcap, Cleveland is calling up lefty Ryan Merritt (0-0, 3.60) to oppose Aaron Slegers in his major league debut.

STARTING OUT


Rookie right-hander Reynaldo Lopez aims for his first victory with the White Sox when he starts at Dodger Stadium. Lopez was 5-3 with Washington last year, then was traded to Chicago in a package for outfielder Adam Eaton. The hard-throwing 23-year-old got a no-decision last week in his first start for the White Sox, going six good innings against Kansas City.

TRY AGAIN


Jameson Taillon (7-5) gets the start as Pittsburgh begins a four-game series against St. Louis at PNC Park in a matchup of playoff contenders. He is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in three career starts vs. the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright starts for St. Louis.

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Nationals manager Dusty Baker says the team is evaluating righty reliever Ryan Madson's finger injury, which originally was believed to be a blister. Madson last pitched Saturday for the NL East leaders.
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Thursday’s games
National League


Reds @ Cubs

Feldman is 0-2, 10.80 in his last three starts; under is 6-2 in his last eight starts. Reds are 4-6 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-8-2

Lester is 0-1, 5.40 in his last three starts; under is 4-2 in his last six. Cubs are 9-6 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-10-5

Reds lost five of last seven road games; 10 of their last 11 games went over total. Cubs are 6-8 in last 14 games; over is 6-3 in their last nine home games.

Braves @ Rockies
Sims is 0-3, 6.23 in three starts this year (under 2-1). Atlanta lost his only road start— their first 5-inning record with him: 0-3

Hoffman is 0-3, 7.56 in his last five starts; his last three starts stayed under. Colorado is 4-4 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 7-7-1 (2-7-1 last 10).

Braves lost seven of last nine games; over is 15-4-1 in their last 20 road games. Colorado won five of last seven home games; under is 11-3-1 in their last 15 games.

Cardinals @ Pirates

Wainwright is 3-0, 3.21 in his last five starts; over is 6-3-1 in his last ten road starts. Cardinals are 6-4 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 12-6-4

Taillon is 1-0, 2.92 in his last two starts; under is 7-2-1 in his last ten. Pirates are 4-5 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-6-3

Cardinals lost their last three games; their last nine games went over the total. St Louis is 7-12 in road series openers. Pittsburgh lost its last four games; under is 4-1 in their last five games. Pirates are 9-10 in home series openers.

Nationals @ Padres

Jackson is 2-1, 2.89 in his last three starts (under 4-1). Washington split his two road starts — their first 5-inning record with him: 2-2-1

Chacin is 3-1, 3.07 in his last five starts; over is 4-1-1 in his last six starts. San Diego is 8-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-12-3

Nationals won five of last seven games; their last six games stayed under. Washington is 13-6 in road series openers. San Diego is 8-2 in last ten home games; under is 6-2 in last eight home tilts. Padres are 12-8 in home series openers

Phillies @ Giants

Nola is 3-1, 1.64 in his last five starts; under is 7-1 in his last eight. Phillies are 4-6 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-3-6

Samardzija is 3-1, 3.62 in his last four starts; over is 4-2-1 in his last seven. Giants are 5-6 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 5-13-4

Philly lost six of last seven games; under is 7-4 in their last 11 road games. Phils are 8-13 in road series openers. Giants lost four of last six games and their last seven home series openers. Last three Giant games went over the total.

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American League

Rays @ Blue Jays

Archer is 1-1, 4.24 in his last four starts; under is 4-2 in his last six. Rays are 6-6 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 15-6-5

Rowley won his first MLB start, allowing one run in 5.1 IP (75 PT) to the Pirates. Jays’ 1st 5-inning record with him: 1-0

Rays lost nine of last 12 games; under is 12-2 in their last 14 games. Toronto won seven of last ten home games; under is 7-2 in their last nine games.

Indians @ Twins
Carrasco is 1-1, 4.55 in his last five starts (over 4-1). Indians are 9-4 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 15-6-1 Merritt allowed three runs in four IP (63 PT) in his only ’17 start, June 17 at Pittsburgh. Tribe’s first 5-inning record with him: 1-0

Gibson is 1-3, 6.59 in his last five starts; under is 6-2 in his last nine. Minnesota is 4-7 in his last 11 starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-11-1 Berrios is 0-2, 7.45 in his last four starts; over is 5-3 in his last eight. Minnesota is 6-1 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-5-2

Indians won their last five games; under is 6-0-2 in their last eight games. Minnesota won seven of its last nine games (over 4-1-4).

White Sox @ Rangers

Lopez allowed two runs in six IP (102 PT) in his first ’17 start, vs KC. Chicago’s first 5-inning record with him: 1-0

Ross is 1-1, 12.08 in his last three starts (over 5-2-1). Texas is 3-1 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 4-3-1

White Sox lost their last five games; under is 4-1 in their last five road games. Chicago is 6-14 in road series openers. Texas won six of last seven games; over is 3-2-1 in their last six games. Rangers are 11-9 in home series openers.

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Interleague

Bronx @ Mets

Severino allowed 10 runs in 4.1 IP last start, after a 4-0, 1.40 run before that; his last four starts went over. Bronx is 6-6 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 11-9-3

Matz is 0-5, 9.51 in his last seven starts, last three of which stayed under. Mets are 1-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 3-8-1

Mets lost four of last five games; under is 7-5-1 in their last 13 games. Bronx is 7-4 in its last 11 games; under is 13-6 in their last 19 games.

Diamondbacks @ Astros

Corbin is 1-2, 8.04 in his last three starts; over is 5-1 in his last six. Arizona is 2-9 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-12-4

Fiers is 0-3, 8.85 in his last four starts; over is 4-0-1 in his last five. Houston is 6-5 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-10-3

Astros lost six of last nine games; under is 4-3-1 in their last eight games. Arizona lost six of last eight games; over is 5-2 in their last seven road games.

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Record with this pitcher starting:
National League


Cin-Cubs: Feldman 8-12; Lester 14-11
Atl-Colo: Sims 0-3; Hoffman 8-7
StL-Pitt: Wainwright 14-8 ; Taillon 9-8
Wsh-SD: Jackson 3-2; Chacin 13-11
Phil-SF: Nola 10-9; Samardzija 10-14

American League
TB-Tor: Archer 13-12; Rowley 1-0
Clev-Minn: Carrasco 16-7 Merritt 1-0; Gibson 10-10 Berrios 10-7
Chi-Tex: Lopez 1-0; Ross 5-3

Interleague
NY-NY Severino 13-10; Matz 3-9
Az-Hst: Corbin 11-13; Fiers 5-1

Pitchers allowing a run in first inning:
National League


Cin-Cubs: Feldman 5-20; Lester 9-25
Atl-Colo: Sims 2-3; Hoffman 6-15
StL-Pitt: Wainwright 5-22; Taillon 4-17
Wsh-SD: Jackson 3-5; Chacin 10-24
Phil-SF: Nola 4-19; Samardzija 11-24

American League

TB-Tor: Archer 6-25; Rowley 0-1
Clev-Minn: Carrasco 16-7 Merritt 0-1; Gibson 10-10 Berrios 5-17
Chi-Tex: Lopez 0-1; Ross 4-8

Interleague
NY-NY Severino 5-23; Matz 5-12
Az-Hst: Corbin 12-24; Fiers 1-6

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Umpires
National League

American League

Interleague

Interleague play

NL @ AL– 69-49 AL, favorites +$427
AL @ NL– 64-59 NL, favorites -$154
Total: 128-113 AL, favorites +$273

Totals in interleague games

NL @ AL: Over 60-57-3
AL @ NL: Over 64-53-7
Total: Over 124-110-10

Teams’ records in first five innings:
Team (road-home-total)- thru 8/16/17

Ariz 21-23-15……31-21–11……..52-44
Atl 22-30-9……19-30-7………..41-60
Cubs 28-27-6……27-21-10………..55-48
Reds 20-35-6……..22-33–5……….42-68
Colo 31-24-6…….33-21-4………..64-45
LA 28-18-8…….40-18-7……….68-36
Miami 25-27-6…….32-22-7………57-49
Milw 29-20-8…….31-26-8………59-46
Mets 28-28-3……..24-30-5……..52-58
Philly 15-35-13……21-27-7……….36-62
Pitt 29-29-4…….23-26-9………52-55
St. Louis 24-26-8……33-20-9………..57-46
SD 19-36-6……..29-23–7……….48-59
SF 13-40-9……..22-28-9……….38-68
Wash 35-18-5……27-24-8………….62-43

Orioles 24-33-5……..26-27-5………50-60
Boston 25-27-8………28-29-2……..53-56
White Sox 20-32-9………21-32–3……..41-63
Cleveland 32-20-7……..28-21-7……..60-41
Detroit 22-32-9…….26-25-6……..48-57
Astros 30-23-8……..37-19-4……..67-42
KC 24-28-8………23-24-12…….47-52
Angels 22-31-8………26-22-12……..48-53
Twins 33-16-9………25-30-6……..58-45
NYY 23-33-6……….30-23-4…..…53-56
A’s 21-28-7……..26-30-10……..47-58
Seattle 20-29-8……..34-22-9……..54-51
TB 29-22-10……..33-18-8……..62-40
Texas 28-21-10……..29-23-8………57-44
Toronto 23-32-3……..24-29-8……..47-61

%age of times teams score in first inning (road/home/total- 8/16/17)
Ariz 17-57……..21-62………..37
Atl 13-60……..16-56………..29
Cubs 15-61……..22-58………..37
Reds 24-61……..24-59……….48
Colo 16-61……..21-58..………37
LA 17-54……..24-64..……..41
Miami 24-58……..22-61………46
Milw 20-57……25-66…..…..45
Mets 25-59……..20-59……….45
Philly 16-63……..16-56……….32
Pitt 19-62……..18-58……….37
StL 12-58……..19-61………..31
SD 23-61……..18-58…………41
SF 15-63……..17-59…………32
Wash 24-58……..24-60……….48

Orioles 13-63……..19-59………32
Boston 18-61……..14-59………..32
White Sox 18-61……13-56……….31
Clev 12-59……..19-58………31
Detroit 16-63…….24-58………40
Astros 17-61……..24-59……….41
KC 16-61……..10-59……….26
Angels 21-63…….15-60………..35
Twins 13-56……..13-60……….26
NYY 13-62……..16-57………29
A’s 13-56……..25-66………38
Seattle 19-56…….22-66………41
TB 18-61……..20-61……..38
Texas 22-59……..26-60………48
Toronto 19-58……..17-64………36
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August 16, 2017


Hottest team: Indians (5-0 last five) vs. Twins

Cleveland didn’t get an opportunity to extend its winning streak to six on Wednesday thanks to a rainout. So the Tribe will face the Twins for a pair of games on Thursday at Target Field as Cleveland tries to boost its lead over Kansas City atop the AL Central. The Indians are not only the lone team inside the division with a positive run differential, but going into Thursday’s action, that number is a whopping +115, which ranks second in the AL behind Houston.

The defending AL champs have won all eight meetings with Minnesota at Target Field as Carlos Carrasco takes the mound in the matinee contest. Carrasco dominated the Rays in his last start by striking out 10 batters in eight innings of a 5-0 shutout, while beating the Twins earlier this season in Minneapolis, 8-1. Southpaw Ryan Merritt will make his second start of the season as he goes in the nightcap, as he tossed four innings in a 9-3 rout of Minnesota in June.

Coldest team: Diamondbacks (3-8 last 11) vs. Astros

Arizona is still in prime position to capture a Wild Card berth in the National League. However, the D-backs have struggled of late against elite competition by losing six of nine games to the Dodgers, Cubs, and Astros, including Wednesday’s loss at Houston. The question is if Arizona can turn around its road woes by going 7-13 in its past 20 away contests with upcoming series against the Twins and Mets.

Patrick Corbin has been fade material away from Chase Field this season as the D-backs own a dreadful 2-9 record in his 11 road starts with the only two wins coming at Philadelphia and Cincinnati. Dating back to last season, Arizona has won just two of his past 13 outings in the role of a road underdog.

Hottest pitcher: Aaron Nola, Phillies (9-7, 3.02 ERA)

Philadelphia heads to San Francisco for a four-game series after getting swept at San Diego. Nola continues to be the bright spot on the mound in a dim season for the Phillies as he has delivered 10 consecutive quality starts. The right-hander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each outing during this stretch, while the Phillies are 4-1 in his past five starts. The last time Nola faced the Giants in June of 2016, he was knocked around for 10 hits and five earned runs in 3.1 innings of an 8-7 defeat.

Coldest pitcher: Lucas Sims, Braves (0-3, 5.71 ERA)

The Georgia native is seeking his first victory as he is winless through three Major League starts. Unfortunately, the numbers are going in the wrong direction since allowing three earned runs in six innings against the red-hot Dodgers on August 1 as Sims gave up four runs to Miami and five runs at St. Louis. The Braves are closing out a seven-game road trip at Colorado as Atlanta owns a 2-5 record in its past seven away series finales.

Best OVER run: Cardinals (9-1 last ten)

St. Louis saw its nine-game OVER streak come to an end in Wednesday’s late meltdown loss at Boston, 5-4. The game barely finished UNDER the total of 9 as the Red Sox scored three runs in the ninth inning to hand the Cardinals their third straight loss. In seven games during its recent eight-game winning streak, the Cards plated at least six runs, but have been limited to four runs or fewer in the last three losses.

Best UNDER run: Rockies (7-2 last nine)

Colorado’s offense finally busted out its funk by scoring 17 runs in a blowout of Atlanta. How bad were the Rockies’ bats prior to Wednesday’s explosion? The Rockies were limited to three runs or fewer in eight consecutive games, while the pitching staff allowed four runs or more five times. Right-hander Jeff Hoffman takes the mound for the Rockies against the Braves as he has finished UNDER the total in three straight starts, while the UNDER has cashed in four of his past five outings at Coors Field.

Matchup to watch: Cardinals vs. Pirates

Pittsburgh is trending in the wrong direction since a 5-1 run earlier in the month. The Pirates dropped their fourth straight game on Wednesday, blowing a 4-0 lead in a stunning 7-6 setback at Milwaukee. The Bucs allowed seven runs for the third time in the last four defeats, while falling to 4-11 in the past 15 road contests. Pittsburgh returns home to battle St. Louis to begin a tough homestand that includes Los Angeles next week coming to PNC Park.

Jameson Taillon rebounded from a pair of brutal starts against the Giants and Reds in which he was tagged for 17 earned runs by yielding only four earned runs in outings against the Padres and Blue Jays (2-0). The Pittsburgh right-hander has been up and down at home this season, while losing to the Cardinals, 4-0 as a -125 favorite in mid-July.

Adam Wainwright counters for the Cardinals as St. Louis has won six of the right-hander’s past seven starts. Wainwright was a disaster on the road to begin the season, but the Redbirds are 3-1 in his last four away assignments since getting lit up for nine earned runs in less than two innings of a 15-7 loss at Baltimore in June. St. Louis has slipped recently following an eight-game hot streak by losing three in a row, while dropping their previous two series to the Pirates.

Betcha didn’t know: The Yankees have taken care of their cross-city rivals in the first three games of the Subway Series. The Bronx Bombers are seeking their first sweep of the Mets since June 2012, while the Mets have won at least one game in the four-game interleague set with the Yankees in each of the last three tries (2013, 2014, 2016).

Biggest public favorite: Cubs (-215) vs. Reds

Biggest public underdog: Nationals (+105) at Padres

Biggest line move: Pirates (-115 to -135) vs. Cardinals
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Date.........................Ats.................. ..........Totals................ Units Record

08/16/2017................1 - 10........-8.85.................5 - 3 - 0...................+ 1.70
08/15/2017................3 - 5..........-1.29.................7 - 4 - 0...................+ 2.60
08/14/2017................1 - 6.........- 4.95.................4 - 7 - 0....................- 3.70
08/13/2017................1 - 5.........- 4.35.................6 - 4 - 2...................+ 1.60
08/12/2017................2 - 3.........- 0.45.................6 - 3 - 0...................+ 2.70
08/11/2017................4 - 3.....,...+5.70.................6 - 5 - 1...................+ 0.50
08/10/2017................4 - 2........+ 3.53.................4 - 7 - 0....................- 3.70
08/09/2017................5 - 5........+ 3.10.................2 - 2 - 0....................- 0.20
08/08/2017................4 - 4........+ 1.30.................6 - 7 - 2....................- 1.70
08/07/2017................1 - 3.........- 1.95.................3 - 1 - 2...................+ 1.90
08/06/2017................3 - 7.........- 3.15.................4 - 3 - 1...................+ 0.70
08/05/2017................5 - 5........+ 1.40...............10 - 2 - 1...................+ 7.80
08/04/2017................4 - 3........+ 1.70.................5 - 5 - 0....................- 0.50
08/03/2017................4 - 4........+ 1.10.................4 - 2 - 1....................+1.80
08/02/2017................2 - 0........+ 2.90.................5 - 6 - 1......................-1.60
08/01/2017................0 - 1.........- 1.00.................1 - 7 - 1......................-6.60


Totals:...................44 - 66........- 5.26..............78 - 65 - 11...................+ 4.30
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Thursday, August 17


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Trend Report
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2:10 PM
ARIZONA vs. HOUSTON
Arizona is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Arizona
Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Arizona

2:20 PM
CINCINNATI vs. CHI CUBS
Cincinnati is 5-13 SU in their last 18 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

3:10 PM
ATLANTA vs. COLORADO
Atlanta is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games at home

4:07 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. TORONTO
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games

7:05 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. PITTSBURGH
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing St. Louis

7:10 PM
CLEVELAND vs. MINNESOTA
Cleveland9-0-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Cleveland5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 6-15-1 SU in its last 22 games ,when playing Cleveland

7:10 PM
NY YANKEES vs. NY METS
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets's last 7 games at home
NY Mets are 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

8:05 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. TEXAS
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Chi White Sox are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Texas
Texas is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
Texas is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

10:10 PM
WASHINGTON vs. SAN DIEGO
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington

10:15 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. SAN FRANCISCO
Philadelphia is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Francisco's last 15 games when playing Philadelphia
San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
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Dunkel

Thursday, August 17



Cleveland @ Minnesota

Game 971-972
August 17, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Cleveland
(Merritt) 13.499
Minnesota
(Slegers) 15.512
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Minnesota
by 2
12
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Minnesota
No Line
N/A
Dunkel Pick:
Minnesota
N/A

NY Yankees @ NY Mets


Game 969-970
August 17, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
NY Yankees
(Severino) 13.806
NY Mets
(Matz) 16.842
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
NY Mets
by 3
9
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
NY Yankees
-200
7 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
NY Mets
(+170); Over

Arizona @ Houston


Game 967-968
August 17, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Arizona
(Corbin) 15.541
Houston
(Fiers) 12.840
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Arizona
by 2 1/2
10
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Houston
-140
9 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Arizona
(+120); Over

Chicago White Sox @ Texas


Game 965-966
August 17, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Chicago White Sox
(Lopez) 13.420
Texas
(Ross) 15.919
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Texas
by 2 1/2
12
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Texas
-160
11
Dunkel Pick:
Texas
(-160); Over

Tampa Bay @ Toronto


Game 963-964
August 17, 2017 @ 4:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Tampa Bay
(Archer) 16.426
Toronto
(Rowley) 13.028
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Tampa Bay
by 3 1/2
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Tampa Bay
-160
9 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Tampa Bay
(-160); Over

Cleveland @ Minnesota


Game 961-962
August 17, 2017 @ 1:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Cleveland
(Carrasco) 17.063
Minnesota
(Gibson) 15.572
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Cleveland
by 1 1/2
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Cleveland
-120
9 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Cleveland
(-120); Under

Philadelphia @ San Francisco


Game 959-960
August 17, 2017 @ 10:15 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Philadelphia
(Nola) 12.798
San Francisco
(Smrdzja) 15.248
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
San Francisco
by 2 1/2
8
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
San Francisco
-120
7
Dunkel Pick:
San Francisco
(-120); Over

Washington @ San Diego


Game 957-958
August 17, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Washington
(Jackson) 14.741
San Diego
(Chacin) 16.354
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
San Diego
by 1 1/2
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
San Diego
-115
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
San Diego
(-115); Under

St. Louis @ Pittsburgh


Game 955-956
August 17, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
St. Louis
(Wnwrght) 13.623
Pittsburgh
(Taillon) 15.435
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Pittsburgh
by 2
10
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Pittsburgh
-125
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Pittsburgh
(-125); Over

Atlanta @ Colorado


Game 953-954
August 17, 2017 @ 3:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Atlanta
(Sims) 15.366
Colorado
(Hoffman) 14.417
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Atlanta
by 1
13
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Colorado
-185
12
Dunkel Pick:
Atlanta
(+165); Over

Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs


Game 951-952
August 17, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Cincinnati
(Feldman) 16.115
Chicago Cubs
(Lester) 14.114
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Cincinnati
by 2
12
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Chicago Cubs
-210
No Total
Dunkel Pick:
Cincinnati
(+180); N/A
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CINCINNATI (50 - 71) at CHICAGO CUBS (63 - 56) - 2:20 PM
SCOTT FELDMAN (R) vs. JON LESTER (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 7-23 (-16.0 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.
FELDMAN is 28-51 (-27.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
FELDMAN is 30-62 (-30.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 95-38 (+36.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997. (Team's Record)
CHICAGO CUBS are 63-56 (-18.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 31-27 (-14.0 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 267-319 (-68.5 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 414-375 (-83.8 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 26-28 (-17.1 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 44-46 (-25.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 30-32 (-16.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 811-767 (-160.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 241-200 (-50.2 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO CUBS is 8-4 (+2.6 Units) against CINCINNATI this season
8 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.8 Units)

SCOTT FELDMAN vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
FELDMAN is 1-1 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 4.65 and a WHIP of 1.241.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

JON LESTER vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
LESTER is 4-1 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.037.
His team's record is 10-1 (+7.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-2. (+5.9 units)

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ATLANTA (53 - 65) at COLORADO (67 - 53) - 3:10 PM
LUCAS SIMS (R) vs. JEFF HOFFMAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 67-53 (+14.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 37-22 (+11.1 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
COLORADO is 29-15 (+14.9 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
COLORADO is 47-39 (+5.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ATLANTA is 121-158 (+3.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 64-78 (+21.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 51-56 (+21.0 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 58-78 (+13.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 72-57 (-40.1 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -175 to -250 since 1997.
COLORADO is 30-34 (-12.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 2-1 (+0.2 Units) against ATLANTA this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.9 Units)

LUCAS SIMS vs. COLORADO since 1997
No recent starts.

JEFF HOFFMAN vs. ATLANTA since 1997
No recent starts.

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ST LOUIS (61 - 59) at PITTSBURGH (58 - 62) - 7:05 PM
ADAM WAINWRIGHT (R) vs. JAMESON TAILLON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 20-28 (-13.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
ST LOUIS is 46-47 (-8.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PITTSBURGH is 409-417 (+39.7 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
TAILLON is 16-3 (+12.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ST LOUIS is 74-65 (+11.5 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 87-66 (+21.5 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 440-399 (+50.3 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss since 1997.
WAINWRIGHT is 36-19 (+13.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
WAINWRIGHT is 61-29 (+22.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 since 1997. (Team's Record)
WAINWRIGHT is 48-27 (+21.3 Units) against the money line on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 since 1997. (Team's Record)
WAINWRIGHT is 88-54 (+26.8 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997. (Team's Record)
WAINWRIGHT is 33-15 (+17.2 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 since 1997. (Team's Record)
WAINWRIGHT is 46-21 (+21.3 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
WAINWRIGHT is 90-44 (+31.5 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997. (Team's Record)
PITTSBURGH is 88-108 (-33.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 36-44 (-11.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 101-120 (-31.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 64-80 (-22.1 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 5-4 (+0.6 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
7 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+4.8 Units)

ADAM WAINWRIGHT vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
WAINWRIGHT is 15-7 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.258.
His team's record is 20-11 (+3.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 18-9. (+8.8 units)

JAMESON TAILLON vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
TAILLON is 0-1 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.313.
His team's record is 2-1 (+0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-0. (+3.0 units)

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WASHINGTON (71 - 47) at SAN DIEGO (54 - 66) - 10:10 PM
EDWIN JACKSON (R) vs. JHOULYS CHACIN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 43-58 (-24.9 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 3 seasons.
JACKSON is 55-74 (-26.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997. (Team's Record)
SAN DIEGO is 54-66 (+3.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 32-27 (+8.6 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 41-30 (+18.2 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 39-41 (+8.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 19-12 (+10.1 Units) against the money line in home games after a win this season.
CHACIN is 10-2 (+8.4 Units) against the money line at home when the money line is +125 to -125 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
WASHINGTON is 20-12 (+8.5 Units) against the money line on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 this season.
WASHINGTON is 36-22 (+10.6 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
WASHINGTON is 49-22 (+19.6 Units) against the money line in night games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 2-1 (+0.6 Units) against SAN DIEGO this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

EDWIN JACKSON vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
JACKSON is 0-6 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 6.98 and a WHIP of 1.796.
His team's record is 1-9 (-8.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-7. (-5.4 units)

JHOULYS CHACIN vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
CHACIN is 3-2 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.322.
His team's record is 4-3 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (-0.3 units)

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PHILADELPHIA (43 - 75) at SAN FRANCISCO (48 - 74) - 10:15 PM
AARON NOLA (R) vs. JEFF SAMARDZIJA (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 43-75 (-22.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 19-44 (-16.3 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 22-52 (-25.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 29-57 (-23.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 22-53 (-25.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 393-351 (+48.6 Units) against the money line on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 48-74 (-29.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 31-47 (-16.9 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 32-51 (-23.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 17-35 (-24.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 29-36 (-24.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
SAMARDZIJA is 25-32 (-14.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
SAMARDZIJA is 13-31 (-20.0 Units) against the money line at home when the money line is +125 to -125 since 1997. (Team's Record)
SAMARDZIJA is 39-51 (-24.8 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997. (Team's Record)
SAMARDZIJA is 11-22 (-12.8 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997. (Team's Record)
SAMARDZIJA is 6-11 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
SAMARDZIJA is 5-11 (-7.8 Units) against the money line after a loss this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 2-1 (+1.2 Units) against SAN FRANCISCO this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

AARON NOLA vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
NOLA is 0-0 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 13.51 and a WHIP of 3.003.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

JEFF SAMARDZIJA vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
SAMARDZIJA is 0-3 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 10.18 and a WHIP of 1.869.
His team's record is 0-4 (-4.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-3. (-2.4 units)

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CLEVELAND (65 - 52) at MINNESOTA (59 - 58) - 1:10 PM
CARLOS CARRASCO (R) vs. KYLE GIBSON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 65-52 (-17.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CLEVELAND is 46-50 (-22.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 59-58 (+4.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MINNESOTA is 44-41 (+6.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
MINNESOTA is 31-27 (+6.4 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
CLEVELAND is 21-6 (+13.8 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 36-55 (-20.7 Units) against the money line at home when the money line is +125 to -125 over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 57-85 (-31.9 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 126-146 (-40.6 Units) against the money line in home games in August games since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 93-124 (-51.1 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Thursday since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 7-18 (-13.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing with a day off over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 21-42 (-23.1 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 9-18 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in home games in day games this season.
MINNESOTA is 24-45 (-19.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 5-9 (-0.8 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
11 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+7.8 Units)

CARLOS CARRASCO vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
CARRASCO is 3-6 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.470.
His team's record is 4-8 (-7.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-4. (+3.4 units)

KYLE GIBSON vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
GIBSON is 2-5 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 5.75 and a WHIP of 1.705.
His team's record is 5-7 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-7. (-3.2 units)

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TAMPA BAY (60 - 62) at TORONTO (58 - 62) - 4:05 PM
CHRIS ARCHER (R) vs. CHRIS ROWLEY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 128-155 (-32.9 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 95-109 (-21.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 68-86 (-20.5 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
ARCHER is 24-34 (-15.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ARCHER is 8-18 (-11.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ARCHER is 11-20 (-13.1 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TORONTO is 58-62 (-14.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
TORONTO is 23-28 (-9.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
TORONTO is 21-29 (-11.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
TORONTO is 23-35 (-18.1 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
TORONTO is 26-29 (-12.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 8-7 (+0.4 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
8 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.3 Units)

CHRIS ARCHER vs. TORONTO since 1997
ARCHER is 6-4 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.108.
His team's record is 12-10 (+0.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 10-10. (-1.1 units)

CHRIS ROWLEY vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
No recent starts.

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CHI WHITE SOX (45 - 72) at TEXAS (59 - 60) - 8:05 PM
REYNALDO LOPEZ (R) vs. TYSON ROSS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 26-57 (-22.9 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 154-130 (+27.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 86-57 (+17.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 45-25 (+20.0 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 26-17 (+13.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 113-91 (+24.2 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 119-97 (+23.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 87-66 (+20.6 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHI WHITE SOX is 2-1 (+1.3 Units) against TEXAS this season
3 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.0 Units)

REYNALDO LOPEZ vs. TEXAS since 1997
No recent starts.

TYSON ROSS vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
ROSS is 2-0 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.309.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+1.0 units)

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ARIZONA (66 - 54) at HOUSTON (74 - 46) - 2:10 PM
PAT CORBIN (L) vs. MICHAEL FIERS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 74-46 (+10.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 38-15 (+20.3 Units) against the money line in an inter-league game over the last 3 seasons.
ARIZONA is 66-54 (+10.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ARIZONA is 38-38 (+15.2 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +175 over the last 3 seasons.
ARIZONA is 53-40 (+10.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
HOUSTON is 9-19 (-15.1 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 5-10 (-10.3 Units) against the money line in home games against left-handed starters this season.
HOUSTON is 38-37 (-15.4 Units) against the money line in home games after a win over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 30-36 (-16.7 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 13-20 (-12.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 2-1 (+1.0 Units) against ARIZONA this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.9 Units)

PAT CORBIN vs. HOUSTON since 1997
CORBIN is 1-1 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 9.58 and a WHIP of 1.839.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)

MICHAEL FIERS vs. ARIZONA since 1997
FIERS is 1-2 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.409.
His team's record is 2-2 (-0.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-4. (-4.7 units)

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NY YANKEES (64 - 55) at NY METS (53 - 65) - 7:10 PM
LUIS SEVERINO (R) vs. STEVEN MATZ (L)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 8-19 (-13.1 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
NY YANKEES are 11-19 (-9.5 Units) against the money line in road games after a win this season.
NY METS are 53-65 (-20.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY METS are 26-33 (-16.3 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
NY METS are 49-49 (-19.2 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 41-50 (-17.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
NY METS are 28-37 (-12.4 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
NY METS are 10-31 (-22.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NY METS are 197-243 (-64.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY YANKEES is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against NY METS this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.9 Units)

LUIS SEVERINO vs. NY METS since 1997
No recent starts.

STEVEN MATZ vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
MATZ is 1-1 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 5.25 and a WHIP of 1.250.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.0 units)

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CLEVELAND (65 - 52) at MINNESOTA (59 - 58) - 7:10 PM
RYAN MERRITT (L) vs. AARON SLEGERS (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 5-9 (-0.8 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
11 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+7.8 Units)

RYAN MERRITT vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
MERRITT is 0-0 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.750.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

AARON SLEGERS vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
No recent starts.
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GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS

CLE at MIN 01:10 PM

MIN +150

O 9.0


ARI at HOU 02:10 PM

O 9.5

CIN at CHC 02:20 PM

CIN +190

O 12.5


ATL at COL 03:10 PM

ATL +165

U 12.0


TB at TOR 04:07 PM

U 9.0

STL at PIT 07:05 PM

STL +120

CLE at MIN 07:10 PM

U 9.5

NYY at NYM 07:10 PM

U 7.0


CHW at TEX 08:05 PM

U 11.0

WAS at SD 10:10 PM

U 8.5

PHI at SF 10:15 PM

PHI +100

U 7.0
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MLB roundup: D-backs earn split with Astros
August 17, 2017

HOUSTON -- Patrick Corbin came within an out of his first complete game in nearly four years, scattering four hits in 8 2/3 innings, and the Arizona Diamondbacks earned a split of their four-game, home-and-home interleague series with the Houston Astros with a 4-0 victory on Thursday.

Corbin (10-11) struck out seven, issued one walk and threw 71 of 105 pitches for strikes.

The Diamondbacks provided the requisite run support beginning in the third inning, with Jeff Mathis delivering a run-scoring single that scored Ketel Marte from third base.

Daniel Descalso added an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning, the third of the season for the Diamondbacks, when his fly ball to center field ricocheted off the wall and past Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick.

Reds 13, Cubs 10

CHICAGO -- Phillip Ervin drove in four runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning, as Cincinnati blew an early nine-run lead before outlasting Chicago.

Ervin was 3-for-4 and homered off Justin Grimm (1-2) to give the Reds an 11-9 lead after they held a 9-0 advantage following the second inning. Joey Votto also homered for the Reds, who split the series despite allowing six homers on a windswept day.

Ian Happ homered twice for the Cubs, including the second of three straight homers in the fourth. Kris Bryant hit his 23rd homer to start the fourth, Alex Avila preceded Happ's second homer with a two-run homer, and Javier Baez homered on the next pitch after Happ's second homer. Kyle Schwarber also went for Chicago.

Braves 10, Rockies 4

DENVER -- Ender Inciarte hit two solo homers as Atlanta beat Colorado to gain a split of a four-game series.

Freddie Freeman and Tyler Flowers also homered for the Braves, who rebounded from a 17-2 loss Wednesday.

Rookie Lucas Sims (1-3), allowed two runs and five hits in five innings for his first major league win. Charlie Blackmon had three hits and hit a ninth-inning homer for the Rockies, who lost for the seventh time in 10 games.

Blue Jays 5, Rays 3

TORONTO -- Justin Smoak hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson hit two solo homers, and Toronto defeated Tampa Bay.

Smoak hit his 33rd homer of the season with one out against Tommy Hunter (2-4) after Donaldson walked. Smoak was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Dominic Leone (3-0) got the win despite allowing three hits and the tying run in the eighth. Roberto Osuna pitched around a single in the ninth to earn his 32nd save.

Indians 9, Twins 3 (Game 1)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis each had three hits with a homer, and Carlos Carrasco continued Cleveland's strong run of starting pitching to beat Minnesota in the first game of a split doubleheader.

Jay Bruce had a two-run single in the first inning for the Indians, who earned their sixth win in a row.

The Twins struck out 19 times in the game to set a franchise record for a single game.

Twins 4, Indians 2 (Game 2)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Max Kepler hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning after his slip led to an Indians run in the top of the inning, and Minnesota beat Cleveland to split a day-night doubleheader.

Aaron Slegers allowed just two hits and two runs in 6 1/3 innings in his major league debut for the Twins, but he didn't earn a win after Kepler fell while fielding a hard-hit ball from Carlos Santana, tying the game in the top of the seventh. Edwin Encarnacion scored from first on the play after singling as the final batter Slegers faced.

Trevor Hildenberger (2-1) gave up the hit to Santana but stranded him at third base with a pair of groundouts. Hildenberger pitched 1 1/3 innings with the one hit allowed as Minnesota beat the Indians for the first time in nine home games this season.

Yankees 7, Mets 5

NEW YORK -- Gary Sanchez tied a career high with five RBIs, and Luis Severino tossed 6 1/3 strong innings as the New York Yankees completed a season sweep of the host New York Mets.

The Yankees won all four games between the Big Apple rivals this week, two at each stadium. The Subway Series sweep is the second for the Yankees, who went 6-0 against the Mets in 2003.

The Mets are at least 13 games under .500 for the first time since ending the 2013 season 74-88.

Rangers 9, White Sox 8

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer and recorded five RBIs as Texas rallied for a victory over Chicago White Sox.

The win was the fourth straight and seventh in eight games for Texas, which also matched its largest comeback win of the season, as the White Sox led 4-0. The Rangers reached the .500 mark for the first time since July 15. Chicago dropped its fifth consecutive game.

Brett Nicholas hit a two-run homer and knocked in three runs for Texas. Jose Abreu homered and had three RBIs for the White Sox.

Cardinals 11, Pirates 7

PITTSBURGH -- Dexter Fowler drove in three runs and scored three as St. Louis broke a three-game losing streak with a victory over Pittsburgh.

The Pirates, who blew an early four-run lead, have lost five straight and fell four games behind the third-place Cardinals in the National League Central. St. Louis is 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the division.

Jedd Gyorko and Tommy Pham homered for the Cardinals. Josh Harrison finished 3-for-5 with a homer and three runs for Pittsburgh.
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MLB notebook: Twins' Grossman breaks thumb
August 17, 2017


Minnesota Twins right fielder Robbie Grossman fractured his left thumb in an outfield collision Thursday during the second game of the doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians.

Grossman collided with center fielder Byron Buxton on a flyout in the second inning and was on the ground for a few moments. He stayed in the game and singled in the bottom of the inning.

However, Grossman was replaced by pinch hitter Max Kepler before his at-bat in the third inning. Grossman is hitting .241 this season with seven homers and 35 RBIs.

--Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez left the opening game of the doubleheader after being hit in the right forearm by a second-inning fastball from Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson.

Ramirez hopped down the first base line before dropping to a knee to be examined by a trainer. Ramirez was in obvious pain as manager Terry Francona looked on. He walked off holding his arm and was replaced by Giovanny Urshela.

Ramirez leads the American League with 61 extra-base hits this season. A first-time All-Star this year, Ramirez is hitting .308 with 18 home runs and 58 RBIs.

--The Twins activated left-hander Glen Perkins from the 60-day disabled list after he recovered from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

He appeared in the first game of the doubleheader, allowing two runs in one-third of an inning. Perkins has posted an 0-1 mark with a 6.14 ERA in eight rehab appearances in Minnesota's minor league system.

In a corresponding move, Minnesota placed left-hander Dietrich Enns on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

--Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Rubby De La Rosa will undergo a second Tommy John surgery, manager Torey Lovullo announced prior Thursday.

De La Rosa will need the surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The 28-year-old had his initial surgery performed in 2011 near the tail end of his rookie season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lovullo said the date of the upcoming surgery has yet to be disclosed, but he doesn't expect De La Rosa to return next season. De La Rosa posted an 0-1 mark with a 4.70 ERA in nine appearances (7 2/3 innings) with the Diamondbacks this season.

--The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list due to right posterior elbow irritation.

Rosenthal was sent back to St. Louis for testing after allowing a homer Wednesday to Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts on a 91.4 mph fastball. Rosenthal had not allowed a hit on any fastball slower than 96.3 mph before the Wednesday game at Fenway Park.

In 50 games this season, Rosenthal is 3-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 11 saves. He converted seven straight saves from July 28 through last Saturday.

--The New York Mets placed infielder Jose Reyes on the 10-day list with a strained left oblique strain.

Reyes was scratched from the Wednesday game about two hours before first pitch after appearing to get hurt during batting practice. Reyes was in the original starting lineup and batting leadoff before being scratched.

This season, Reyes is hitting .223 with nine homers and 39 RBIs. A shortstop for most of his career, Reyes has made 24 starts at third, 55 starts at shortstop and five at second base.
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Friday’s six-pack

— Maybe they should play the national anthem at NFL games before teams take the field.

— Reds 13, Cubs 10— Jon Lester gave up nine runs in 1.2 IP, then left with a lat injury. Reds blew a 9-0 lead but rallied late for the win.

— Buccaneers 12, Jaguars 8— Looks like QB Blake Bortles is about to lose his starting job.

— Jaguars’ backup QB Chad Henne is the only NFL QB to be active for every game the last two seasons, who never threw a pass— he only took one snap and it was a kneel-down.

— Eagles 20, Bills 16— Recently-traded Philly DB Ronald Darby picked off his old teammate Tyrod Taylor, in his first game against his old team.

— Ravens 31, Dolphins 7– Jay Cutler was 3-6 for 24 yards in his Miami debut. Josh Woodrum was 8-10 for 110 yards for the Ravens- he played college ball at Liberty.

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Friday’s List of 13: Random stuff with weekend here…….

13) Joey Votto recently reached base 2+ times in 20 consecutive games, one short of Ted Williams’ all-time record of 21; an underrated record. Votto’s on-base %age this year is .448— muy bueno.

12) Then why doesn’t Votto bat leadoff, with a .448 OB%? Isn’t that what leadoff hitters are supposed to do, get on base? Cincinnati bats fleet-footed Billy Hamilton 1st, but his on-base % is a woeful .298.

As my late father liked to say, “You can’t steal first base.”

11) Reds 13, Cubs 10— Jon Lester gave up nine runs in 1.2 IP, then left with a lat injury. Reds blew a 9-0 lead but rallied late for the win.

10) Our thoughts/prayers go out to the people in Barcelona, after the terrorist activity Thursday; basketball teams from Arizona-Clemson-Oregon State-Tulane are all in Spain right now.

Everyone on all four teams is safe and sound. They’ll be glad to get home.

Oregon State’s team was having dinner in the hotel when the terrorist activity happened, right in front of that hotel.

9) Atlanta Falcons’ new domed stadium has Chick-fil-A in it, but Chick-fil-A never opens on Sunday for religious reasons and the Falcons have only one non-Sunday home game this season.

8) Angels had Thursday off, in between series with Nationals/Orioles, so Mike Trout was in Philly last night to see his beloved Eagles play Buffalo.

7) Colorado has yo-yo’d OF Raimel Tapia up and down from AAA a lot this year; he is obviously major-league ready, but the Rockies don’t have a full-time slot for him right now.

Since going back to Albuquerque the last time August 12, Tapia is 12-21 (.571) for the Isotopes. He will be a starter in the major leagues next year, whether in Denver or somewhere else.

6) On July 23, 2013, Nicky Delmonico was traded from Baltimore to the Brewers for Francisco Rodriguez, in a deadline deal; in February 2015 he was released by Brewers.

Now he is hitting .396 in his first 54 plate appearances with the White Sox— he homered twice in LA Wednesday. He is only 25; sometimes it takes a while to become an overnight sensation.

5) Mets had catcher Travis d’Arnaud playing 3B Wednesday night, for the first time in his career; Asdrubal Cabrera and D’Arnaud swapped between 2B and 3B 23 times.

4) Reds 13, Cubs 10— Jon Lester gave up nine runs in 1.2 IP, then left with a lat injury. Reds blew a 9-0 lead but rallied late for the win.

3) Last eight years, Minnesota Vikings are 8-0 vs spread in the game just before their bye; they’re 1-7 vs spread in the first game after their bye.

2) Colorado’s star 3B Nolan Arenado got hit on the hand by a batted ball yesterday and left the game; looked like the ball hit him in the same spot where he was hit by a pitch in Miami last weekend. Rockies need Arenado in the lineup and more importantly, in the field.

1) If you’re a fantasy football owner, what do you do with Ezekiel Elliott? Dallas has an early bye, so for fantasy purposes, Elliott’s 6-game suspension is really seven games, since he isn’t eligible to play until Week 8 against Washington. Most fantasy regular seasons are 13 games, right?
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LEADING OFF: Stanton powers into NY, Red Sox host Yankees
August 17, 2017

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday:


BROADWAY BOUND

Giancarlo Stanton takes his home run show to the Big Apple when Miami visits the New York Mets. Stanton, who leads the majors with 44 homers, had gone deep in six straight games and 10 of 12 before San Francisco kept him in the ballpark Wednesday. ''He's hurt us enough in the past to know that he can be so dangerous,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''We've noticed a change in his approach at the plate. So we've got to make certainly some adjustments in how we're going to pitch him.'' Stanton said he would enjoy facing new Mets closer AJ Ramos, traded by the Marlins late last month. The big slugger said his former teammate told him he's going to cool off his bat. ''It'll be funny facing him. We've been talking trash to each other,'' Stanton said.

FENWAY SHOWDOWN

The AL East-leading Red Sox host the rival Yankees in the latest installment of their rivalry as they open a three-game weekend series. Boston, winner of 12 of 14, leads the division by four games over New York, which is coming off a four straight wins against the crosstown-rival Mets. Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz (12-4, 3.39 ERA) looks to extend his career-best six-game winning streak when he faces the Yankees' Jordan Montgomery (7-6, 3.94).

SURGING ANGELS

The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of eight games to vault into the second AL wild-card spot heading into a weekend series at Baltimore. Five of the victories have been comebacks as the Angels have improved to 62-59 and jumped over Minnesota, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Kansas City and the Orioles in a crowded AL wild-card race. Star center fielder Mike Trout has led the resurgence as he is batting .343 with seven home runs, 19 RBIs, 26 walks and 22 runs scored while helping Los Angeles go 17-12 since his return on July 14 after missing 39 games due to a thumb injury.

INDIANS SURGING, TOO

Cleveland looks to bounce back after a 4-2 loss at Minnesota in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday night snapped a six-game winning streak. The AL Central Division-leading Indians open a weekend series at Kansas City with Corey Kluber (11-3, 2.71) going against the Royals' Ian Kennedy (4-8, 4.80).

LAST-PLACE MATCHUP

Philadelphia and San Francisco continue a four-game series between the two worst teams in the National League. The Giants, cellar-dwellers in the West, send Matt Moore (3-12, 5.71) against the major league-worst Phillies and Zach Eflin (1-4, 5.76).
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Friday's Diamond Notes
August 17, 2017


Hottest team: Angels (7-1 last eight) vs. Orioles

All of the sudden, the Halos are the second Wild Card team in the American League after compiling an 11-4 record in August. Los Angeles pulled off a four-game sweep at Seattle, followed by a split of a two-game series at Washington. The Angels remain in the Beltway to battle the Orioles this weekend, as L.A. grabbed two of three from Baltimore at home earlier this month.

The Angels have stepped up on the highway recently by posting a 7-2 record in the last nine games away from Orange County. Andrew Heaney gets the ball in the series opener at Camden Yards, making his first start in over a year since Tommy John surgery. The Angels catch the Orioles off a 10-game west coast swing (4-6), but Baltimore has won four of its past five series openers.

Coldest team: Tigers (2-10 last 12) vs. Dodgers

It’s never a good time to go on a skid like Detroit is currently on, but to make matters worse, the red-hot Dodgers are headed to the Motor City this weekend. The Tigers were swept in a three-game series at Texas, while allowing 22 runs in the final two losses. Detroit has dropped six of its past seven contests with the only victory coming in walk-off fashion in a wild 12-11 triumph over Minnesota last Saturday.

Since shutting out the Pirates, 10-0 on August 9, Detroit’s pitching has been lit up by giving up six runs or more in seven straight contests. Jordan Zimmermann will try to turn around Detroit’s recent misfortunes in spite of the Tigers losing three of his past four home starts, including underdog losses to division leaders Houston and Cleveland.

Hottest pitcher: Corey Kluber, Indians (11-3, 2.71 ERA)

Chris Sale is the favorite to capture the AL Cy Young award, but Kluber is pushing the issue for his second Cy Young. Kluber ranks second in the AL in ERA and third in strikeouts with 192, as the right-hander has recorded eight K’s or more in 14 consecutive appearances. Since Cleveland dropped three straight starts by Kluber in July, the Tribe is 5-0 in his past five trips to the mound, including complete game victories at home over the Rockies and Yankees. Kluber is listed as a heavy road favorite at Kansas City, as the Indians are 0-4 in his past four outings at Kauffman Stadium since 2015.

Coldest pitcher: Sean Manaea, Athletics (8-7, 4.59 ERA)

Oakland has struggled with Houston this season by losing 10 of 12 matchups. In one of those victories, Manaea allowed one earned run in 5.2 innings of a 6-4 triumph at Minute Maid Park in late June. However, the A’s are 2-6 in Manaea’s previous eight starts, including a 1-3 mark away from the Coliseum. The southpaw recorded only one out and yielded six earned runs in a 12-5 defeat to Baltimore last Saturday, while Oakland is riding a seven-game OVER streak in Manaea’s last seven starts.

Biggest OVER run: Reds (11-1 last 12)

Cincinnati dropped nine runs in the second inning at Wrigley Field on Thursday, but the Reds squandered that 9-0 advantage as the Cubs rallied to tie the game at 9-9. Luckily, the Reds were able to hold off the defending champions, 13-10, while eclipsing the OVER in 10 of the past 12 games away from Great American Ballpark. Sal Romano is winless in his last four starts for Cincinnati as the Reds are 3-1 to the OVER in this span. The Reds travel to Atlanta as two of three meetings earlier this season in Cincinnati flew OVER the total.

Biggest UNDER run: Rays (13-1 last 14)

Tampa Bay’s offense has dried up since capturing the final three games at Houston to start August. In 11 of the previous 13 games, the Rays have been held to three runs or fewer, including getting shut out at home a whopping five times. Tampa Bay has lost four consecutive series, as Seattle invades Tropicana Field after the M’s swept the Rays at Safeco Field in early June. Austin Pruitt has made four starts since the end of July as the Rays have finished UNDER the total in each outing, while posting three straight quality appearances.

Matchup to watch: Yankees vs. Red Sox

The top two teams in the AL East hook up for their third series since the All-Star break as the Sox have won four of seven matchups. Last weekend in the Bronx, the Yankees rallied from a 3-0 deficit to score five runs in the eighth inning in a 5-3 victory on Friday. However, the Red Sox captured the final two games of the series, including an extra-innings win in the finale as Chris Sale picked up a no-decision in spite of 12 strikeouts in seven innings.

Boston has won 10 of 12 games this month, while putting together an impressive 8-1 record in the past nine contests at Fenway Park. Drew Pomeranz shut down the Yankees last weekend as a +150 underdog, 10-5 by pitching into the seventh inning and allowing three earned runs for his 12th victory of the season. Pomeranz will be listed as a home favorite on Friday as the Sox own a 9-3 record at Fenway in 12 starts.

Fellow southpaw Jordan Montgomery takes the mound for the Bombers, as he went toe-to-toe with Sale last Sunday. Montgomery scattered two hits in 5.1 innings, while the Yankees hit the UNDER in his fifth consecutive start. The Yankees have lost three of the last four home starts by Montgomery, but the Bombers are coming off a four-game sweep of the rival Mets and sit four games behind the Red Sox entering the weekend.

Betcha didn’t know:
Following a four-game split of their series with the Astros, the Diamondbacks improved to 11-3 this season in interleague action. Arizona faces another American League opponent this weekend as the Snakes travel to Minnesota to face the Twins. Minnesota has won three of Ervin Santana’s last four starts in interleague play, while the Twins are riding a five-game winning streak against NL opponents.

Biggest public favorite: Astros (-230) vs. Athletics

Biggest public underdog: Marlins (+105) at Mets
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Date.........................Ats.................. ..........Totals................ Units Record

08/17/2017................3 - 2.........+2.75.................5 - 5 - 0...................- 0.50
08/16/2017................1 - 10........-8.85.................5 - 3 - 0...................+ 1.70
08/15/2017................3 - 5..........-1.29.................7 - 4 - 0...................+ 2.60
08/14/2017................1 - 6.........- 4.95.................4 - 7 - 0....................- 3.70
08/13/2017................1 - 5.........- 4.35.................6 - 4 - 2...................+ 1.60
08/12/2017................2 - 3.........- 0.45.................6 - 3 - 0...................+ 2.70
08/11/2017................4 - 3.....,...+5.70.................6 - 5 - 1...................+ 0.50
08/10/2017................4 - 2........+ 3.53.................4 - 7 - 0....................- 3.70
08/09/2017................5 - 5........+ 3.10.................2 - 2 - 0....................- 0.20
08/08/2017................4 - 4........+ 1.30.................6 - 7 - 2....................- 1.70
08/07/2017................1 - 3.........- 1.95.................3 - 1 - 2...................+ 1.90
08/06/2017................3 - 7.........- 3.15.................4 - 3 - 1...................+ 0.70
08/05/2017................5 - 5........+ 1.40...............10 - 2 - 1...................+ 7.80
08/04/2017................4 - 3........+ 1.70.................5 - 5 - 0....................- 0.50
08/03/2017................4 - 4........+ 1.10.................4 - 2 - 1....................+1.80
08/02/2017................2 - 0........+ 2.90.................5 - 6 - 1......................-1.60
08/01/2017................0 - 1.........- 1.00.................1 - 7 - 1......................-6.60


Totals:...................47 - 68........- 2.51..............83 - 70 - 11...................+ 3.80
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August 18, 2017


Friday MLB Best Bet
Oakland vs. Houston


The Astros seemingly can not get out of this tailspin they are currently in, as they enter play tonight having lost seven of their past 10 games overall and are 14-18 SU since the All-Star break concluded.

Thankfully this losing stretch hasn't done anything to hurt Houston's playoff aspirations, but limping into the AL playoffs when teams like Boston, New York, and Cleveland have all been playing well isn't exactly the best scenario for the Astros.

Houston still has a little over a month to right the ship and they are hoping it begins tonight with ace Dallas Keuchel on the hill. Keuchel has struggled of late like many of his teammates (6.89 ERA over his last thee starts and 1-2 SU record), but this is a guy who's got some nasty stuff when he's on and should be able to dominate an Oakland lineup that's stuck playing the string out again this year.

BetOnline.ag Odds: Oakland (+190) vs Houston (-205); Total set at 8.5

Although Keuchel may be more than capable of mowing down this Oakland A's team, I don't think bettors have any business even considering backing him and the Astros at this -200 price tag. It's one thing for an “ace” to be struggling and laying a bunch of chalk when his teammates are rolling, but with the Astros offense in a major slump, and wins coming so infrequently, I want nothing to do with Houston on the ML tonight.

If Keuchel comes out and dominates and the Astros win easily, sure, I miss out on a winning bet, but I just don't believe it's worth the risk in the slightest right now. Simply put, I don't believe Keuchel will be able to “flip the switch” and have a strong outing against Oakland tonight.

While that may suggest that a flyer on Oakland ML may be worth a look, Keuchel has shown some signs recently that he's slowly rounding into form (won 2-1 in his last outing on 6 hits and 7 K's in 6.2 innings of work in his last outing) and trusting a 53-68 SU Oakland team that is coming off a series where they allowed at least six runs in all three games is nearly impossible.

Yet, it is that poor pitching by Oakland of late – and Keuchel for Houston – that suggests a play on this total is the much better way to go.

Oakland finished a nine-game homestand on Wednesday and the A's gave up at least six runs in seven of those games. That's atrocious no matter which way you slice it, and tonight's starter Sean Manaea lasted just a third of an inning in a 12-5 loss to Baltimore his last time out.

Manaea's ERA over his last three outings in a whopping 17.55, and the 10.7 runs scored per game against Oakland in those three starts has to be music to the ears of a struggling Astros offense. Fifteen of Manaea's 22 starts this year have cashed 'over' bets (15-6-1 O/U) and two of those have come against this Astros club.

There's really nowhere to go but up for Manaea after he got just one out in his last start, but even if “up” is 4-5 innings pitched with 3-4 runs allowed, we are well on our way to going 'over' 8.5 runs tonight.

That brings us back to the question of how effective Keuchel will be and whether or not Oakland's offense can pull their own weight on the scoreboard.

Well, Oakland's offense has scored 5+ runs in five of their last six games overall, and have scored 4+ runs in Manaea's last six starts overall.

The A's haven't had too much success vs. Keuchel this year with a pair of 7-2 losses back in April, but both of those games would have gone 'over' tonight's 8.5 total, and the A'sdo have a few guys in their lineup like Jed Lowrie and Marcus Semien who are career .300+ hitters (with 10+ AB) vs the Astros lefty.

Oakland is on a 20-6-1 O/U run when facing a starter with a WHIP of lower than 1.15 on the year, and with Houston sporting a 15-5-2 O/U run in series openers, and a 4-1-1 O/U run when Keuchel is up against a losing team, expecting runs tonight is the best way to wager on this game.

Odds per - BetOnline.ag

Best Bet: Over 8.5 runs
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS

TOR at CHC 02:20 PM

U 9.0

STL at PIT 07:05 PM

O 8.5


LAA at BAL 07:05 PM

O 10.5

LAD at DET 07:10 PM

DET +175

U 10.0


NYY at BOS 07:10 PM

O 9.0

SEA at TB 07:10 PM

SEA +110

MIA at NYM 07:10 PM

U 10.0

CIN at ATL 07:35 PM

O 9.5

CHW at TEX 08:05 PM

CHW +180

O 11.5


ARI at MIN 08:10 PM

U 9.5

OAK at HOU 08:10 PM

OAK +180

O 8.5


CLE at KC 08:15 PM

U 8.5

MIL at COL 08:40 PM

MIL +155

O 12.0


WAS at SD 10:10 PM

SD +180

O 7.0


PHI at SF 10:15 PM

PHI +140

O 8.0
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August 19, 2017


BALTIMORE (AP) Manny Machado capped a three-homer night with a grand slam in the ninth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-7 on Friday night in a game that featured 10 home runs.

Machado hit his seventh career slam off Keynan Middleton (4-1), who entered with two on and one out in the ninth. After Tim Beckham singled to load the bases, Machado hit a drive far over the center-field wall to give the Orioles their first lead.

Machado also hit a two-run homer in the third and a solo shot in the fifth to finish with seven RBIs.

Albert Pujols set the tone for the game in the first inning with a milestone homer off Jeremy Hellickson. There would be plenty more long balls on a steamy night at Camden Yards, five by each team.

Pujols' two-run drive was 609th, tied with Sammy Sosa for eighth on the career. Pujols and Sosa now share the distinction of hitting more home runs that any other foreign-born player.

After Pujols and Kole Calhoun connected in succession in the first inning, C.J. Cron and Kaleb Cowart homered in the second for a 5-0 lead. The Orioles used homers by Mark Trumbo, Machado and Caleb Joseph and cut the gap to a run before a two-run drive by Mike Trout made it 7-4 in the fifth.

All five L.A. home runs came off Hellickson, the first time the right-hander yielded more than three in a game. Darren O'Day (4-1) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

RED SOX 9, YANKEES 6


BOSTON (AP) - Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a two-run single in Boston's four-run seventh inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat New York.

Boston won for the 13th time in 15 games to extend its lead in the AL East to five games over the second-place Yankees. New York had won four straight.

Addison Reed (1-1) got five outs, striking out three. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 29th save.

The Red Sox opened a 3-0 lead on homers from Rafael Devers and Christian Vazquez. But Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer in the sixth, then New York scored four in the seventh to take a 6-3 lead.

Boston loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh against Tommy Kahnle (2-4). Mookie Betts had a sacrifice fly and Andrew Benintendi an RBI single. After Hanley Ramirez walked to load the bases again, Moreland's single made it 7-6. Jackie Bradley Jr. added a two-run single in the eighth.

DODGERS 8, TIGERS 5


DETROIT (AP) - Chris Taylor was 4 for 5 with two doubles, and the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed back Adrian Gonzalez from the disabled list with a victory over Detroit.

Gonzalez doubled in his first plate appearance since June 11, one of six two-base hits on the night for Los Angeles. The Dodgers (86-34) have won 20 of their last 23 games and are 51-9 over their last 60.

Rich Hill (9-4) labored through five innings, allowing three runs and six hits, but the Dodgers gave him plenty of support. Corey Seager drove in three runs, and Logan Forsythe scored three times.

Justin Upton homered twice and Victor Martinez also went deep for the Tigers, but Jordan Zimmermann (7-10) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Gonzalez was activated before the game after being out with a herniated lumbar disk.

The Dodgers have won 37 consecutive games in which they've scored four or more runs.

CUBS 7, BLUE JAYS 4


CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a run, and Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs to help Chicago beat Toronto.

Arrieta (13-8) allowed one run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings to win his third straight start. Wade Davis got the final three outs for his 25th save.

Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Victor Caratini went 3 for 3, and Jason Heyward and Albert Almora Jr. each had an RBI single for Chicago.

Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ (6-9) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings. Miguel Montero, who began the season with the Cubs, went 2 for 4 with a run scored against his former team.

CARDINALS 11, PIRATES 10


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer in the second inning to make it 5-1 and St. Louis went on to outscore Pittsburgh.

The Cardinals, whose lead reached 11-3 in the eighth inning, have taken the first two games of a four-game series against the Pirates to remain 1 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs.

St. Louis has won 10 of its past 13 games despite losing three straight from Aug. 13-16. It has scored at least eight runs in eight of those 10 wins.

Tommy Pham homered in the first inning to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead and Paul DeJong made it 6-2 with a solo shot in the third. St. Louis scored two runs in the fourth inning to take an 8-2 lead and chase Pirates starter Trevor Williams (5-6). Pittsburgh has lost six straight.

Right-hander Carlos Martinez (10-9) allowed three runs and six hits with four strikeouts for the win. Right-hander Seung Hwan Oh picked up his 19th save.

ASTROS 3, ATHLETICS 1

HOUSTON (AP) - Dallas Keuchel threw seven shutout innings, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve homered and Houston beat Oakland.

Keuchel (11-2) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three. He had his second straight solid outing after allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings Sunday at Texas.

The 2015 AL Cy Young winner retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced, with the lone hit being a bunt single by Matt Joyce down the third-base line and away from the shift in the third inning. Of the 21 outs Keuchel recorded, 16 came on ground balls.

Bregman and Altuve hit back-to-back home runs in the third to give Houston a 2-0 lead. Bregman hit his 14th of the season to right field, and Altuve hit his 19th into the Crawford Boxes in left.

Ken Giles recorded the final five outs for his 24th save.

Joyce, who was also walked by Keuchel, hit a solo home run in the eighth off Chris Devenski.

Sean Manaea (8-8) lost his third straight.

ROCKIES 8, BREWERS 4

DENVER (AP) - Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth leadoff home run of the season, German Marquez won for the first time in three weeks and Colorado beat Milwaukee.

Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez also homered and each drove in two runs, and Nolan Arenado had a two-run triple for the Rockies. They are a game ahead of Arizona for the top NL wild card.

Marquez (10-5) allowed four runs - including three solo shots - in 5 2/3 innings.

The Rockies took the lead with a three-run third. Marquez legged out a double with one out and Blackmon singled to put runners at the corners. Arenado got his two-run triple and Parra followed with a run-scoring single to put Colorado ahead 4-2. Parra added a solo homer and Gonzalez's two-run shot a batter later chased Brewers starter Matt Garza (6-7) in the fifth.

TWINS 10, DIAMONDBACKS 3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Miguel Sano hit two of the Twins' season high-tying six home runs, including an inside-the-park dash by Byron Buxton, and Minnesota powered past Arizona.

Eduardo Escobar, Max Kepler and Brian Dozier also went deep for Minnesota. Buxton finished a single shy of the cycle.

David Peralta had three hits for Arizona, including a home run.

With Minnesota leading 4-3 in the seventh, Sano hit the first pitch from reliever David Hernandez 452 feet into the second deck in left-center for two runs. Escobar added a two-run shot two batters later.

Sano hit one even further, 474 feet into the third deck, in the eighth for his first multi-homer game this season and third of his career.

Buxton hit a ball high off the wall in right-center in the fourth that rolled toward center field. As A.J. Pollock gave chase, Buxton circled the bases in 13.85 seconds, the fastest ever tracked by MLB Statcast, narrowly beating the throw by sliding headfirst across home plate.

Minnesota also hit six home runs May 2 against Oakland.

Arizona starter Zack Godley (5-6) tied a career high by striking out 10, but allowed four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Twins starter Ervin Santana (13-7) allowed three earned runs and seven hits in six innings. All the runs came in the first two innings.

NATIONALS 7, PADRES 1

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Grace pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in place of injured Max Scherzer, and Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff homer and drove in two runs to help Washington beat San Diego.

Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start and placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sore neck. Grace and five relievers held San Diego to four hits.

Grace, who grew up in the Los Angeles area and pitched at UCLA, made his first big league start and his first start since 2012 when he was with Single-A Potomac. It was his 61st big league appearance.

The left-hander allowed two hits, struck out one and walked one. He retired Cory Spangenberg on a grounder to open the fifth and manager Dusty Baker came out to get him after 52 pitches.

Shawn Kelley came on and with one out allowed Dusty Coleman's solo homer into the second deck in left field, his fourth. Joe Blanton (2-2) pitched a scoreless sixth for the win.

Kendrick homered to left on the third pitch from Luis Perdomo (6-8), his sixth leadoff shot this season and seventh homer overall.

MARINERS 7, RAYS 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Nelson Cruz hit his 30th homer and doubled twice, and Erasmo Ramirez won his first game for Seattle since April 1, 2014, lead the Mariners past Tampa Bay.

Cruz's home run was measured by MLB Statcast at 482 feet, the longest in Tropicana Field history.

Ramirez (5-4), who was traded back to the Mariners on July 28 after pitching 2 1/2 seasons with the Rays, gave up one run and two hits in six innings in the first game of the Mariners' 12-game trip.

Hits by Robinson Cano, Cruz, Danny Valencia and Ben Gamel helped the Mariners score three runs in the first off Rays starter Austin Pruitt (6-4).

INDIANS 10, ROYALS 1


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Corey Kluber put together another Cy Young-worthy performance before leaving with a sprained right ankle, and Jay Bruce homered twice to help Cleveland rout Kansas City.

Kluber (12-3) was cruising along until there was one out in the sixth inning, and Eric Hosmer sent a grounder to the right side of the infield. Kluber winced coming off the mound to cover the bag.

The two-time All-Star faced one more batter before Andrew Miller relieved him. Kluber allowed a homer to Brandon Moss along with five more hits, striking out four and walking one.

Jason Kipnis and Bruce took Ian Kennedy (4-9) deep in the first inning, and Bruce added a three-run shot in the seventh to finish with five RBIs.

Edwin Encarnacion hit the Indians' fourth homer of the night leading off the ninth.

WHITE SOX 4, RANGERS 3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nicky Delmonico lined an inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning, his second go-ahead homer of the game, and Chicago beat Texas to end a five-game losing streak.

Delmonico's fifth homer eluded a leaping Nomar Mazara, bouncing off the wall as the right fielder crumpled on the warning track clutching his left knee. Second baseman Rougned Odor sprinted to retrieve the long carom, but Delmonico beat the throw with a head-first slide.

A day after the end of the rookie's club-record streak of reaching base the first 13 games of his career, Delmonico drilled a two-run shot over the wall in right for a 3-2 lead in the sixth.

Mike Napoli's 25th homer put Texas ahead 2-1 in the fourth.

Gregory Infante (1-1) retired all five batters he faced for his first big league win, and Juan Minaya pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his first save in his first chance in the majors.

Ricky Rodriguez (0-1) was greeted by Delmonico's inside-the-park homer in his third big league appearance.

REDS 5, BRAVES 3

ATLANTA (AP) - Cincinnati hit three home runs in the sixth, including a two-run shot by Adam Duvall, Sal Romano threw seven strong innings and the Reds beat R.A. Dickey and Atlanta.

Matt Adams' homer in the second inning gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead that Dickey held until the four-run sixth. Duvall's homer drove in Joey Votto, who hit a leadoff single, to give the Reds the lead.

Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker added back-to-back homers with one out for Cincinnati's first three-homer inning of the season.

Romano (3-5) snapped a streak of three straight losses in August. The rookie right-hander was dominant after giving up a second-inning homer to Adams. He allowed one run and five hits in his longest of nine starts in the majors. Rasiel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his 23rd save.

The Braves wore 1974 throwback uniforms to launch their Hank Aaron Heritage Weekend. The 83-year-old Aaron and wife Billye took an open-convertible ride around the field in a pregame ceremony.

GIANTS 10, PHILLIES 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Moore took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and picked up his first win in nearly two months, leading San Francisco past Philadelphia.

Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford homered, Pablo Sandoval had an RBI single and Denard Span added three hits and made a nice running catch in center field to help San Francisco to its ninth win in the last 12 games at AT&T Park.

One day after becoming the first team in major league history to reach 11,000 wins as a franchise, the Giants added on by beating the worst team in baseball again.

Moore (4-12) was crisp in his second straight strong start despite four walks, allowing two hits over 7 1/3 innings to win for the first time since June 20. Four relievers combined for five outs to complete the four-hitter. Zach Elfin (1-5) allowed six runs on seven hits over five innings for Philadelphia.

MARLINS 3, METS 1


NEW YORK (AP) - J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run homer and Miami Marlins won for the sixth time in seven games, downing New York to move within two games of .500 for the first time since May 3.

Realmuto followed Marcell Ozuna's second-inning walk with his 14th home run, lining a hanging curveball into the left-field seats for a 2-0 lead.

Pitching in front of a sparse crowd in a game that started almost two hours late due to steady rain and the occasional burst of lightning, Justin Nicolino (2-1) scattered six singles and stranded runners in four of his five innings. Brad Ziegler threw a perfect ninth for his fifth save in seven chances.

Rookie Chris Flexen (2-2) worked 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs, five hits and four walks.
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Saturday’s six-pack

— Last five years, NFL underdogs coming off their bye week are 38-32 vs the spread.

— Last five years, NFL favorites of 7+ points coming off a bye are 9-8-2 vs spread.

— Drew Pomeranz left Friday night’s start with back spasms. Max Scherzer was scratched from his start at San Diego with another neck issue.

— Mets traded Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers after Friday’s loss.

— Angels’ rain delay in Baltimore last night was their first of the season.

— DL happenings:
Cardinals put Adam Wainwright (elbow) on the DL
Cubs put Jon Lester (shoulder) and Justin Grimm (finger) on the DL
Twins put OF Robbie Grossman (thumb) on the DL
Nationals put Max Scherzer (neck) on the DL

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Saturday’s List of 13: Clearing out a cluttered mind……..

13) Rashard Davis returned punts for the Eagles Thursday night; the free agent from James Madison was signed earlier this week.

Last Saturday, while the chaos in Charlottesville was going on, Davis was working as a waiter in a restaurant in Charlottesville near the park where the mayhem with the statue of Robert E Lee occurred. He was hiding from his boss in the restaurant as he took calls from his agent updating him on the Eagles’ deal.

One day you’re a waiter, the next day you’re playing ball on national TV. Pretty cool.

12) Something to think about when college football kicks off next weekend; only one of the last 19 national champs lost a non-conference game, Ohio State in 2014 (to Virginia Tech).

11) There were 345 replay reviews in the NFL last year, the fewest since 2009, and 70 less than in 2015.

10) 130 free agents changed teams in the NFL this offseason, also the fewest since 2009.

9) Bill Belichick’s coaching record: 263-125
Tom Brady won-loss record: 208-61
Belichick’s record without Brady: 55-64

8) Baltimore Ravens play in London in Week 3, but they don’t have the usual bye the next week- they host their rival, the Steelers. Ravens don’t have their bye until Week 10.

7) Penn State gave coach James Franklin a 6-year contract extension, worth $34.3M. Franklin is 25-15 at PSU, 14-11 in league games, 1-2 in bowl games; Nittany Lions were 11-3 last year.

6) Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers struggled in Thursday night’s loss to Tampa Bay, now they’re bringing in Dan Carpenter to compete with Myers. Maybe it is contagious; Jacksonville lost to the Buccaneers Thursday, who just fired their kicker last weekend.

5) Le’Veon Bell’s agent had an agreement with the Steelers on a contract back in mid-July, but Bell nixed the deal at the last minute. Not sure if that was a great move by him.

4) Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez is being sued by his old agents for $230,250; he fired them a couple of years ago, but they say he didn’t pay them enough. Rodriguez agreed to pay them 10% of the money he made from CBS Sports Network, 4% of his money from Arizona.

Rodriguez is a good dude; I have no idea about this lawsuit, but when he left CBS to coach at Arizona, the crew at CBS left his chair empty for their first show without him, thats how much they thought of him.

3) During the Blue Jays-Cubs game Friday, the Cubs’ roving reporter interviewed hockey star Patrick Sharp, who was sitting in the stands. Sharp grew up rooting for the Jays, but he tried to be political saying which team he was rooting for.

2) Not the best week to be a statue, eh? Except for the home run sculpture in Miami, which Dade County says can’t be taken out of Marlins Park.

1) Some good news for Marlins’ fans; David Samson is out as team president. This is a guy who was president of a baseball team who went on Survivor during baseball season— he was the first person voted out on Survivor.

At one point, he was Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria’s stepson. Now the Marlins are rid of Loria and Samson, and they’re much better off.
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August 18, 2017

L.A. Dodgers (85-34) at Detroit (53-67)
Scheduled Rotation: Hill (8-4) vs. Zimmermann (7-9), Ryu (4-6) vs. Fulmer (10-10), Maeda (11-4) vs. Verlander (8-8)
Series Price: Dodgers -220, Tigers +180


It's August 18 and the Dodgers already have 85 wins, and they're doing it without their ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw. They've gone 24-5 since the All-Star break and have gone 50-9 in their last 59 and start a seven-game road trip in Detroit.The Dodgers are 14-3 in Interleague play and all three losses came at the hands of the Tigers. They split a pair at Dodger Stadium in early April, but then it was the Tigers holding serve at home winning both meetings, one of which was a 14-5 Tigers win in matchup between Justin Verlander and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

The Tigers enter this weekend's play on a four-game losing streak and have the majors second-worst ERA (5.08). The Dodgers are ranked MLB's No. 1 in ERA (3.11). It's hard to make a case for the Tigers to win more than one game in this series.

Detroit's poor form happens when it's supposed to, winning just once in its last 11 games as an underdog. Detroit's poor pitching has helped eight of its last nine go 'over' the total. Check the winds on that angle as well; Friday it was blowing out 12 mph to left field.

The Dodgers are currently the Las Vegas Westgate SuperBook's 2/1 favorite to win the World Series.

Arizona (67-54) at Minnesota (60-59)
Scheduled Rotation: (Godley 5-5) vs. Santana (12-7), Shipley (0-1) vs. Colon (4-10)
Series Price: Diamondbacks -135, Twins +125


After splitting a four game home-and-away series with Houston, Arizona just went 4-6 on a brutal 10-game stretch that began at Chase Field by going 1-2 against the Dodgers and then 1-2 against the Cubs. Since going 53-36 at the All-Star break -- a club record, they've stumbled in the second-half, 14-18.

The Twins have won eight of their last 11, but Arizona has won 11 of 14 inter-league games. They have MLB's No. 2 ranked team ERA (3.61), Minnesota is No. 26 (4.77). This is a team defining series for the Twins, who are just 28-35 at home this season. They're six games out of the American League Central, but are in the middle of a wild eight-team race for the final AL Wild Card.

Eight teams are within three games of each other for the stretch run. The Twins are only one game behind the Angels. I'd look for Arizona to bounce back here and score quite a bit of runs in this series. Greinke will handle Saturday, so they have to win either Friday or Sunday to win. Bartolo Colon goes Sunday, so that's a good bet against and try the 'over' in that game as well. Colon has gone 'over' the total in 13 of his 19 starts.

Cleveland (66-53) at Kansas City (61-59)
Scheduled Rotation: Kluber (11-3) vs. Kennedy (4-8), Bauer (11-8) vs. Vargas (14-6), Salazar (5-5) vs. Hammel (5-9)
Series Price: Indians -155, Royals +135


We still have a long ways to go in the regular season, but the feeling I get in this series is that it's kind of a big deal for the Royals. KC is already 5.5 games behind the Indians in the AL Central while being just half-game behind the Angels for the final AL Wild Card. They'll meet again next weekend in Cleveland and they'll play there again for four games from Sept. 13-17, their last meeting of the regular season. The Royals have a 5-4 edge in the nine meetings already this season.

The Indians return home after a successful eight-game road trip where they won six of their last seven to widen their division lead. The up and down Royals are currently trending up with wins in four of their last five. The 'under' has cashed in 11 of the past 15 meetings. And the Indians are currently on a 13-3-1 'under' run improving their MLB-best 'under' record at 70-43-6. That's cashing at a 61 percent rate just by blindly betting them 'under' the total. There's some pretty good pitching matchups in all three games. Other than double-digit mph winds blowing out, the 'under' will be my focus all weekend in this series.

N.Y. Yankees (65-55) at Boston (69-51)
Scheduled Rotation: Montgomery (7-6) vs. Pomeranz (12-4), Sabathia (9-5) vs. Sale (14-4), Gray (7-7) vs. Fister (2-6)
Series Price: Red Sox -170, Yankees +150


The Yankees lost two of three last week at home to the Red Sox, and Station Casinos sports books is saying it's likely to happen again this weekend when they meet at Fenway Park where the Sox are -170 to win the series. However, it's the Yankees that hold a 7-5 season lead. The Red Sox lead the Yanks by four games in the American League East. Boston is currently on a run of winning eight of its last nine home games and winning 11 of its last 12 as a favorite. I love this series traditionally, but I have to admit the last couple of seasons haven't exactly displayed the intensity (A-Rod vs. Varitek), or hate, of years past. Maybe this race down the stretch will start a new chapter in the rivalry.

Oakland (53-68) at Houston (74-47)
Scheduled Rotation: Manea (8-7) vs. Keuchel (10-2), Graveman (3-3) vs. McHugh (0-2), Cotton (5-10) vs. Peacock (10-1)
Series Price: Astros -300, Athletics +260

The Astros have beat up on the A's winning 10 of 12 this season by an 84-46 combined score, but that all came in the first-half. Houston has gone 14-18 in the second-half and their in the middle of an awful 6-13 skid. Is this just a hiccup for Houston or have they really run out of gas? Getting swept at the White Sox eight days ago was a definite low point to what has been an amazing season.

So the question here is whether it's worth taking a shot with Oakland in a couple spots and maybe take them to win the series at +270. The only problem with Oakland is that they've won only 16 times in their last 51 road games. They've also only won six of the past 29 meetings. The Astros rating right now is more about their first-half, so there's going to be 15 cents of value on Oakland in each game. Still, the A's might be just what the Astros needed to bust of this slump.

Seattle (61-61) at Tampa Bay (60-63)
Scheduled Rotation: Ramirez (4-4) vs. Pruitt (6-3), Miranda (7-6) vs. Odorizzi (6-6), Gallardo (5-8) vs. Snell (1-6)
Series Price: Rays -145, Mariners +135


The Mariners are 1.5-games behind the Angels for the final AL Wild Card and the Rays are only three back, so this series has a nice story-line behind it. Seattle has won seven of the past nine meetings at Tampa Bay. In their only meeting this season, the M's swept three at Safeco Field in early June. They were blowouts -- all three by at least six runs. The combined score of the series was 28-7. The Mariners won their last two against Baltimore after losing five straight

This series begins a long 12-game road trip that will define who the Mariners really are and where they're going. They are a fun team to watch nightly and the second-half has gone well for them at 18-14 to get them back to .500. Look for lots of runs in this series. Over their last 10 games, Seattle's starters have a 6.43 ERA and the bullpen isn't much better at 4.39. Seven of those last 10 games went 'over' the total. The Westgate SuperBook has Seattle at 40/1 odds and Tampa Bay at 60/1 to win the World Series.

L.A. Angels (62-59) at Baltimore (59-62)
Scheduled Rotation: Heaney (0-0) vs. Hellickson (7-7), Ramirez (10-10) vs. Gausman (9-8), Bridwell (7-1) vs. Miley (6-10)
Series Price: Orioles -140, Angels +120


Check out the Angels hanging on to the second AL Wild Card! It may be only a half-game lead over the Royals, but it's still impressive considering this team wasn't expected to do much. They've won seven of their last eight and the run started last week at home against the Orioles, who they took two of three from. They then started a four-game series at Seattle, who were ahead of the Angels in the AL West at the time, and promptly swept the M's. They took two of three at Washington and here they are at Baltimore ready to close out this already successful road trip.

Baltimore has been a completely different team at home going 35-23 this season, but lately they've started weekend series out terribly going 3-13 in their last 16 Friday games. Dating back to last season, the past five meetings between these two have stayed 'under' the number. The Angels are currently on a four-game 'under' streak. Baltimore has lost three of its last four including the last two at Seattle. Riding the hot Angels here to win the series looks to be the winning move with Friday and Sunday's games being their most likely wins.
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