So I have trivia question for you: What shortstop has the most home runs in L.A. Dodgers history. Give up? It’s a trick question of sorts. On Wednesday, Corey Seager hit his 44 th homer while playing shortstop for the Dodgers. That’s already a record in Seager’s second year! How is that possible? It had been held Rafael Furcal, who hit 43 while wearing Dodger blue. The record for the franchise, including Brooklyn, is Pee Wee Reese with 122. Here are three games I would place an MLB betting picks to parlay together on Saturday.
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Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay RaysWhen: 7:10 PM ETWhere: Tropicana FieldTV: MLB Extra Innings / FSSW (Texas) / FS1 (Tampa Bay)Stream: MLB.tvRadio: 105.3 The Fan (Texas) / 95.3 FM (Tampa Bay)MLB Betting Odds: TBAThe Rays start ace Chris Archer (7-5, 3.91). Archer allowed two runs on five hits with five walks and nine strikeouts in Sunday’s no-decision against the Angels. Archer issued no more than three free passes in any of his previous 10 starts but was able to successfully pitch around his control problems for the most part.Despite logging his fourth consecutive quality start, Archer was positioned to take the loss until Logan Morrison tied the game with a two-run homer in the seventh. Though Archer has issued 10 free passes across 18 2/3 innings over his past three starts, control hasn’t been a significant problem for Archer this season (3.0 BB/9 rate).The recent wildness has been largely offset by the 25 strikeouts he’s racked up in that time. He got a win against the Rangers in Arlington on May 31, the only time he faced them this season.
Who Will Kick Off Saturday for the Rangers?Texas goes with Andrew Cashner (4-8, 3.58). He lost after giving up three runs on six hits (one homer) and two walks with three strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Orioles. Cashner held the O’s scoreless through five frames before giving up a run in the sixth and two in the seventh.That continues a trend for the 30-year- old, who entered Monday allowing an .896 OPS to opponents the third time through the order. Cashner is 1-3 with a 4.76 ERA in his last four starts and 4-5 with a 4.28 ERA in his last nine. He is 2-6 with a 4.33 ERA in nine starts on the road
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Rangers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
- Rangers are 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 9 games
- Rays are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
- Rays are 6-2 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Boston Red Sox at LA AngelsWhen: 9:07 PM ETWhere: Angel Stadium of AnaheimTV: MLB Extra Innings / NESN (Boston) / FS-W (LA)Stream: MLB.tvRadio: 103.7 FM (Boston) / KLAA 830 (LA)MLB Betting Odds: TBAThe Red Sox go with lefty David Price (5-2, 3.39), who is rounding into form. Price tossed eight shutout innings and picked up his fifth victory of the season in last Sunday night;s victory over the Yankees. He allowed seven hits and posted an 8:0 K:BB in the contest.Price cruised into the All-Star break by giving up just two earned runs in 12 innings over his first two starts in July, and he did himself one better in his first post-break outing.After missing almost two months with an elbow injury and then getting off to a rocky start upon returning from the disabled list, Price has dominated to the tune of a 1.91 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP and a 34-to- 5 K/BB ratio in his past five starts (33 innings). Price has posted a 2.72 ERA against the Angels over their last five matchups dating back to 2014.
Who Will Take the Mound for LA?The Halos go with JC Ramirez (8-8, 4.54). He lost after allowing four runs on eight hits (one homer) and one walk with five strikeouts over six innings last Saturday vs. the Rays. Ramirez got off to a promising start when he joined the Angels rotation for the first time in April, recording a 3.20 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP in his first nine starts.However, the right-hander has faded over his past nine outings (6.04 ERA, 1.53 WHIP). The 28-year- old has recorded a 0.90 ERA over 10 innings in five career appearances against the Red Sox, including one start.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Red Sox are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Red Sox are 1-4 SU in the last 5 games on the road
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games
- Angels are 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games at home
- Angels are 4-8 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 7 games
Atlanta Braves at LA DodgersWhen: 9:10 PM ETWhere: Dodger StadiumTV: MLB Extra Innings / FSSO (Atlanta) / SportsNet LA (LA)Stream: MLB.tvRadio: 93.7 FM (Atlanta) / 570 LA Sports (LA)MLB Betting Odds: TBAWill the Dodgers ever lose again? They are on pace to set an MLB record for wins. I won’t be picking a side in this one but the total. It’s Atlanta’s Julio Teheran (7-7, 4.69). Teheran allowed two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out five batters through six innings during Monday's loss to the Cubs.In 10 starts at home this season, Teheran is 1-7 with a 7.05 ERA. Over the last 15 seasons (since 2003), three other players had at least seven losses and an ERA over 7.00 through their first 10 home starts of a season. The only other Braves pitcher to do so through his first 10 home starts of a season was Pascual Perez in 1985 (1-7, 7.36). However, Teheran ranks fifth in the NL with a 2.53 road ERA.
Who Will Pitch for the Dodgers on Saturday?It’s lefty Rich Hill for rampaging L.A. Hill (6-4, 3.55) allowed just one run on five hits while striking out nine batters through five innings during Sunday's win over Miami. Hill induced five groundouts and threw 62 of his 94 pitches for strikes en route to his sixth win of the season.Hill has now collected 44 strikeouts through just 31 innings over his past five starts, and he has surrendered only six runs during that dominant stretch. He hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a start since June 15 and has posted a 43-to- 6 K/BB ratio over his past 31 innings.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Braves are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
- Braves are 6-2 SU in the last 8 games on the road
- The total went OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
- Dodgers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games at home
- Dodgers are 11-1 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 9 games at home