Tue, Apr 26, 11:26am by Kevin Pitstock
All of these games will be played on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Check the local time for more details on each game.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Preview
Boston sends their youngster Clay Buchholz to the hill with a 1-2 record and a 5.31 ERA. In his last outing he was victorious over Oakland. His career numbers against Baltimore is 5-2 and a 2.98 ERA. Last year he faced them for 15 innings and never allowed a run. Left-hander Zach Britton is 3-1 for the season with a 3.16 ERA. In his four starts this year he has allowed nine runs and has gotten to the sixth inning to all of them. His wins have been over the Twins, Rangers and Rays with the lone loss at the hands of the Indians. Britton will be facing Boston for the first time in his career. Courtesy of Sportsbet the odds are the Red Sox -1.79 to win, Bet Boston to win your bet.
Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals Preview
Luke Hochevar has a 2-2 record along with a 5.12 ERA face Justin Masterson and his impressive 4-0 and 1.71 ERA. These two pitchers faced each other last Wednesday and Hochevar had four good innings before giving up six runs in seven innings and Masterson held them to two runs in six innings and pitched like an ace. The Royals have seen Mike Aviles hitting the ball all over the place but the team is led by Alex Gordon with an 18 game hit streak and a batting average of .356. Cleveland has been led by closer Chris Perez and his stellar work out of the bullpen. The odds from Sportsbet have the Cleveland Indians 1.67. With our pick to win bet Cleveland to win your bet.
Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners Preview
The Cy Young winner from last year, Felix Hernandez, goes to the mound with a 2-2 record and 3.38 ERA. He will be faced by the Tigers lefty Phil Coke who is 1-3 on the year with 2.75 ERA. Hernandez has stifled the Tigers over his career with a .184 batting average but has trouble with Miguel Cabrera and his .500 average against him. Coke had a disappointing outing in his last start by allowing six runs in just under 4 innings of work. Coke will need to be careful throwing to Ichiro Suzuki who is 3 for 7 in his lifetime against him. courtesy of Sportsbet finds the Mariners 1.85 and our pick to win your bet.
Our Picks: Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians
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