MLB Odds: Reds and Dodgers key weekend set

By: Sports Interaction | Friday, August 20, 2010

Baltimore’s domination of the Rangers is set to come to an end this weekend. The Orioles have dominated Texas this season, winning five in a row including a win on Thursday. That run should come to an end on Friday when C.J. Wilson takes the mound for Texas.

The pitcher has looked great in recent games and he should have the stuff to pick up the win for the Rangers.

I like Cliff Lee to keep the winning vibe alive on Saturday, making it two in a row for Texas. Tommy Hunter should complete the turnaround to give the Rangers three wins from this series with the Orioles. Bet on Texas to win big with Sports Interaction.

Like Texas, the Twins enter the weekend coming off a loss. Minnesota went down 11-0 to the White Sox on Thursday but I like the Twins to put that behind them in a sweep of the Angels. Brian Duensing and Kevin Slowey will both be favored to win their starts for Minnesota.

The only question mark is around Scott Baker, who had a poor outing in his last start. I like Baker to put it behind him and pick up the win for Minnesota, completing the three-game sweep.

The Yankees should have a fascinating series with the Mariners in New York. A.J. Burnett has looked good lately and should have enough to squeak a decision on Friday. Seattle’s Jason Vargas looks well placed to strike back for the Mariners on Saturday. Vargas has won his last three starts and looks good for a fourth straight win here. New York should clinch the series on Sunday, when C.C. Sabathia goes looking win number 17 of the year. I like the big starter to win big with Sports Interaction.

Over in the National League, the Reds are the team to watch this weekend. Cincinnati has a road date with the Dodgers. Los Angeles is effectively out of the NL West race, meaning its faint playoff hopes lie in the Wildcard race. I expect those hopes to fade yet further this weekend.

Homer Bailey looks good for a win on Friday, getting the Reds off to a winning start. Johnny Cueto should continue to pile on the misery for the Dodgers on Saturday, giving Cincinnati two out of two. Cueto enters the game with an 11-3 record but this is his first game back from suspension. Los Angeles should do enough to avoid the sweep in the final game of the weekend. Bet on the Reds to win big with Sports Interaction.

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