GAME: (919) TEXAS RANGERS vs (920) NEW YORK YANKEES
REASON FOR PICK: This is a Free #MLB play on TEX@NYY to go UNDER the total.
The Yankees bats were held silent for 12 innings before a 13th inning rally in last night's 2-1 win over Texas, and it won't get any easier facing Rangers ace Yu Darvish on Wednesday.
Darvish (9-5, 2.88 ERA) allowed one run on five hits, fanning a dozen over 6 2/3 innings in a win at Toronto his last time out. He hasn't faced the Yankees this year, but he was 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in two starts versus New York last season. Darvish doesn't mind pitching on the road, where he is 5-2 with a 3.32 ERA in nine starts so far.
The Yankees hand the ball to David Phelps, who has filled in brilliantly with Pineda, Sabathia and Tanaka on the DL. Phelps (4-4, 3.87 ERA) allowed three runs on six hits, fanning seven over 6 1/3 innings in a 4-3 win over Cincinnati his last time out. He's 3-1 with a 2.62 ERA in nine appearances in the Bronx (five starts).
Yu Darvish has seen the total go over just once in his last 18 starts versus teams from the AL East.
GAME: (907) LOS ANGELES DODGERS vs (908) PITTSBURGH PIRATES
PICKS: (908) PITTSBURGH PIRATES
REASON FOR PICK: Play - Pittsburgh w/Liriano vs Haren.
Edges - Pirates: 14-5 last nineteen home team starts including 6-1 this season, and 3-0 with 0.47 ERA home career team starts during July. Dodgers: Haren 2-4 with 6.60 ERA last six starts, and 1-8 last nine away team starts during July. With Liriano 2-0 with a 1.43 ERA in his career team starts versus the Dodgers, and Haren 0-3 with a 6.68 ERA in his last three-team starts versus the Pirates, we recommend a 1-unit play on Pittsburgh. Thank you and good lucks as always.
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GAME: (905) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS vs (906) PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
PICKS: (905) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
REASON FOR PICK: Your FREE Play for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 is in the NL contest between the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies. San Francisco is in a pennant race with the Dodgers while the Phillies are trying to get out of last place. Philly is one of the worst offfensive teams in baseball and they face Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 3.38 ERA). Bumgarner tossed six strong innings, giving up just one run on four hits and two walks while collecting seven strikeouts in Friday's 9-1 win over the Marlins. Struggling to a 7.03 ERA over his previous four starts, apparently the All-Star break was exactly what the doctor ordered for Bumgarner. The Giants' southpaw continues to be a dominant force away from the pitcher friendly atmosphere in San Francisco, as he is now 7-2 with a 1.94 ERA on the road this season. San Fran has a winning record both home and away and the Giants are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter. Aging A.J. Burnett (4.09 ERA, 6-9) has run out of gas with the team 1-4 his last five starts. The Phillies are 7-20 in their last 27 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Play the Giants.