3-Team MLB Powerhouse Trifecta
8:15 PM EST MLB (911) MILWAUKEE BREWERS VS (912) ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Take: 10-Star Diamond Total: Milwaukee/St. Louis Under the total
St. Louis is a good park for pitchers and this Cardinals team has great defense and bullpen arms. The Under is 14-5 in the Cardinals last 19 home games vs. a team with a losing record. A weak Milwaukee offense is in town, but they have a good starter in Ariel Pena (3.50 ERA, 2-0). St. Louis is 24th in baseball in runs scored, 34-14-4 under the total at home against a right-handed starter. Ace Carlos Martinez (14-7) is on the mound, with a 0.60 ERA against Milwaukee this season. The Under is 28-12-1 in the Cardinals last 41 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, plus when these teams meet the under is 8-2 in this park.
Play Milwaukee/St. Louis Under the total.
8:10 PM EST MLB (925) TEXAS RANGERS VS (926) HOUSTON ASTROS
Take: (925) 10-Star Diamond Dog: Texas Rangers
Texas has a strong offense, 4th in baseball in runs scored, 10th in on base percentage. They are a dog here but have a fine arm going in Yovani Gallardo (12-11, 3.41 ERA). The team is 8-2 his last 10 starts. Texas is on a 35-17 run, including 28-13 on the road against a team with a winning record. Houston has had a tough two weeks, on a 3-7 run. Starter Scott Kazmir (7-10) has been struggling, allowing 9 runs his last 16+ innings and the team is 2-7 his last nine starts. Kazmir struggled on Friday, as he allowed three runs on five hits and three walks across 3.2 innings in a no-decision against the A’s. As the season has gone on, the ERA has been steadily rising. And the Astros are 0-6 in Kazmirs last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The Rangers are also 26-12 in the last 38 meetings in Houston. Play Texas!
10:05 PM EST MLB (929) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS (930) OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Take: (929) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Reason: Oakland is home but has a bad offense and a losing home mark. The Athletics are 4-9 in their last 13 games vs. a right-handed starter and face righty Mike League (10-9, 3.81 ERA), with a 2.72 ERA on the road. The Athletics are 2-8 in their last 10 home games. San Francisco has a short trip for this one with a strong offense, 15th in runs scored, 5th in on base percentage. The Giants are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-1 against Oakland.
Play the Giants.