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[BBL] May 12, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Saturday's AL games

By Gracenote

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Saturday's American League games, including a matchup in Cleveland with the Indians hosting the Kansas City Royals.

Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees (-0.5; 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Athletics right hander Andrew Triggs allowed one earned run on two hits through seven innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is hitless with three strikeouts in five career at bats against Triggs.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 16°C with a chance of rain and with wind blowing in from right field at 9 kph.

Key betting note: The Athletics are 5-2 SU this season when Triggs takes the mound.

Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays (+0.5; 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays right hander Marco Estrada pitched a six-inning shutout on four hits while striking out three batters in his previous trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is 3-26 with six strikeouts lifetime against Estrada.

Weather: The roof will likely be closed at the Rogers Centre with outdoor temperatures expected to be below 10°C

Key betting note: The Red Sox are 1-4 SU in left hander David Price's last five starts.

Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians (-0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Indians right hander Mike Clevinger allowed two earned runs on one hit through 7 1/3 innings the last time he took the mound.

Cold batting stat: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is 1-11 with one strikeout lifetime against Clevinger.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 13°C with a chance of thunderstorms and with wind blowing in from right field at 15 kph.

Key betting note: The Indians have played to the Over in each of Clevinger's previous three outings.

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros (-0.5; 10.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rangers right hander Doug Fister surrendered six earned runs on nine hits through 6 1/3 innings during his previous trip to the mound.

Hot batting stat: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 4-9 with one RBI lifetime against Fister.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 29°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing out to left field at 19 kph.

Key betting note: The Rangers have played to the Under in four of Fister's six appearances this season.
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