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Lee big chalk in Phillies debut

Just a few days after getting trade Cliff Lee will make his Phillies debut Friday night when Philadelphia takes on the Giants in San Francisco.

Lee, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, posted a 7-9 record with Cleveland with a respectable 3.14 ERA and 1.30 WHIP so far this season. He had won his last three starts, including a solid showing versus the Mariners last time out when the held Seattle to two runs on six hits over seven innings. During Interleague Play Lee made four starts against NL teams and went 1-0 with a tidy 2.48 ERA. After spending his entire career in the AL Lee has only made one start at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. That was back in 2005 and Lee went seven innings and allowed three runs, of which one was earned, to secure a win.

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The job of facing off against Lee goes to Giants starter Ryan Sadowski. He started off strong after getting called up from the minors in late June, but he’s hit the skids lately with three-straight losses. In his last start against the Rockies he lasted only 2 2-3 innings after surrendering three runs on five hits. During his three-game losing streak Sadowski’s ERA has jumped from 0.00 to 4.81. Even thought the Giants are the home team Friday night Lee and the Phillies are a -165 favorite at Bovada

MLB ODDS – Tigers looking to maul Indians

The Tigers are in need of every win they can get right now to hold on to first place in the AL Central and they get an opportune series with the Indians this weekend. Detroit has owned the Indians this season with a 7-2 record in nine games. Friday night Edwin Jackson gets the start for the Tigers. In two starts against the Indians so far this season Jackson is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA. Jackson’s been a victim of bad run support lately with a 1-2 record in his last eight starts despite allowing no more than three earned runs in any of those outings.

The Indians will give Fausto Carmona the ball Friday night after calling him up from AAA. It will be Carmona’s first start since June 4 and likely can’t get much worse than that night. He faced the Twins in the game and was blasted for seven runs in two innings. In his only start against the Tigers back in May Carmona took the loss after allowing two runs on four hits in 6 2-3 innings. The visiting Tigers are a -150 chalk Friday night over at Bovada