Dodgers vs Rays Free Pick May 21, 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers rarely lose with their ace on the mound, but Clayton Kershaw (3-0, 3.40 ERA) has not been at his best lately with 10 runs allowed through his last three starts. Here the Dodgers will face a Tampa Bay Rays team that is 14-6 in its last 20 home games vs. a …

Cardinals vs Braves Free Pick May 14, 2019

I like the price we get on the St. Louis Cardinals here in the opener of a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves. The Cards hand the ball to right-hander Jack Flaherty (3-3, 4.32 ERA) who should be eager to bounce back from a couple of mediocre outings. Flaherty owns a solid 47/13 K/BB ratio …

Reds vs. Athletics Free Pick May 9, 2019

The Oakland Athletics have opened this series with a pair of wins to improve to 12-8 at home for the season while the Cincinnati Reds have won just six of 20 on the road. Reds right-hander Tanner Roark (2-1, 3.82 ERA) was tagged with four runs on four hits and four walks in 3 2/3 …

Twins vs Blue Jays Free Pick May 8, 2019

The Toronto Blue Jays’ bats should be ready to go off here after back-to-back shutout losses to the Minnesota Twins. Tonight they’ll come up against Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson (2-1, 4.68 ERA) who has compiled a 5.01 ERA in eight career starts against the Blue Jays. Gibson has been particularly poor at Rogers Centre where …

Mariners vs Yankees Free Pick May 6, 2019

The Seattle Mariners may be coming off a 10-0 rout of the Cleveland Indians, but they had lost six in a row prior to that and I think they’ll find it very hard to overcome the Yankees in the Bronx Monday night. Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez (1-2, 4.31 ERA) was tagged with four runs on …

Royals vs. Tigers Free Pick May 5, 2019

The Detroit Tigers have dropped six of their last eight games despite averaging a decent 4.00 runs per game over that stretch. Here they’ll face Royals right-hander Brad Keller (2-3, 4.07 ERA) who has been far from solid in recent outings, allowing five runs in back-to-back starts against Tampa Bay and he has walked three …

Mariners vs. Indians Free Pick May 3, 2019

The over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between the Seattle Mariners and the Cleveland Indians, and I think Friday night’s matchup at Progressive Field will be another high-scoring affair. Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber (2-1, 3.68 ERA) has been tagged with 10 runs (eight earned) over 8 2/3 innings through his last two starts. …

Indians vs. Marlins Free Pick May 1, 2019

The Cleveland Indians put a 7-4 beating on the Miami Marlins Tuesday night. I think we’ll see far fewer runs cross home plate here in the finale of this brief interleague series. Miami left-hander Caleb Smith (2-0, 2.17) has allowed just two runs in 18 innings through his last three starts. We can also note …

Athletics vs. Red Sox Free Pick April 29, 2019

The Oakland Athletics suffered a three-game sweep at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. I like them to put an end to the losing streak here in the opener of a three-game series with Boston Red Sox Monday night. The A’s have won seven of the last nine head-to-head meetings and …

Orioles vs Twins Free Pick April 26, 2019

The Minnesota Twins outscored the Orioles by a total of 11 runs through a three-game sweep at Camden Yards last weekend. I think they’ll open this three-game series with another easy win, coming up against Alex Cobb (0-1, 11.88 ERA) who was torched for nine runs in just 2 2/3 innings of work against Minnesota …