Yankees Try Once Again for Playoff Berth

The New York Yankees will have an opportunity to book their ticket to the postseason Thursday but will have to get by their bitter rivals, the Boston Red Sox, first.

Shark Bites
  • CC Sabathia has allowed just two earned runs or fewer in six out of his last eight starts.
  • Prior to this season, Rich Hill had not started an MLB game since he was with the Orioles in 2009.
  • The Yankees are 2-6 in their last eight games against left-handers.

The Yanks missed out on winning the division after the Toronto Blue Jays claimed the AL East title Wednesday, making their wild card aspirations all that more crucial.

Don’t expect the BoSox to lie down, however. Boston has won six-straight against the Bronx Bombers and can effectively finish off a sweep of the three game series in front of the New York faithful.

New York sends veteran CC Sabathia to the bump for the tilt, while Boston is expected to counter with Rich Hill. The journeyman Hill has been impressive for the Sox down the stretch, tallying at least 10 strikeouts in each of his first three starts with the club – good enough for a team record.

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Blue Jays Can Clinch AL East With Win

Wednesday marks a potentially massive day on the sporting calendar for fans of Canada's lone MLB team, as the Toronto Blue Jays can clinch their first AL East division title since 1993 with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles in Maryland.

Shark Bites
  • The Orioles are 1-7 in Gonzalez's last eight starts.
  • Russell Martin is hitting .255 with three home runs and 45 RBIs in 45 career games vs. Baltimore.
  • Injured Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki is expected to return to the lineup within the next few days.

In the first game of a doubleheader the Bluebirds are slated to send young gun Marcus Stroman (3-0, 1.89 ERA) to the mound, while the Orioles are scheduled to counter with Miguel Gonzalez (9-11, 4.85 ERA). A win guarantees the Jays home-field advantage in the AL Divisional Series.

Toronto's magic number now sits at just one in the wake of New York's 10-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox Tuesday evening. Thanks to inclement weather in the Baltimore area, Tuesday's scheduled game will be made up today.

R.A. Dickey (11-11, 4.00 ERA) and Kevin Gausman (3-7, 4.49 ERA) are the probable starters for Toronto and Baltimore in the second tilt of the day.

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Mike Bolsinger, Mike Leake Take Mound in Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Tilt

The San Francisco Giants will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Los Angeles Dodgers invade AT&T Park on Wednesday.

San Francisco hands the ball to starter Mike Leake in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-10 mark on the year. Los Angeles counters with Mike Bolsinger, who will try to quiet the fans and the Giants bats at the same time.

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Andrew Cashner Padres at Home vs Milwaukee Brewers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The San Diego Padres host Milwaukee on Wednesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 73-84 mark against the 67-90 Brewers in MLB betting odds action at PETCO Park.

Andrew Cashner gets the call for the San Diego Padres and he will try to build on a 6-15 mark. In the other dugout, Zach Davies brings a 2-2 ledger to the game for the Milwaukee Brewers as he tries to quiet the Padres bats.

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Seattle Mariners will look to improve on a 75-83 record when they take on the Houston Astros, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

Seattle sends Vidal Nuno out against Scott Kazmir for the Houston Astros in this game. Nuno is 1-5 with a 3.80 ERA on the season, while Kazmir is 7-11 on the year and has a 2.97 ERA.

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Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Lines and Pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to improve on a 76-81 record when they take on the Colorado Rockies, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

Arizona hands the ball to starter Chase Anderson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-6 mark on the year. Colorado counters with Chad Bettis, who will try to quiet the fans and the Diamondbacks bats at the same time.

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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The visiting Kansas City Royals hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to pick up a win at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox.

It's a pitching duel between Jose Quintana for the Chicago White Sox (9-10 on the year) and Edinson Volquez for Kansas City Royals (13-9 so far).

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Texas Rangers Favored by -184 Against Detroit Tigers on Wednesday

Globe Life Park hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

For the Texas Rangers, Yovani Gallardo gets the ball, charged with keeping the Detroit Tigers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Boyd, 1-5 on the year.

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Reds Have Lost 10 Consecutive Games

The Cincinnati Reds have lost their past 10 games and will look to avoid their longest losing streak in 17 years when they host the Chicago Cubs Wednesday.

The Reds past 10 games have been embarrassing for Cincy fans as the team has lost by more than two runs eight times. The average scoring margin through this Reds’ slump is -4.5 runs per game.

The Cubs will be starting Jon Lester while they try to catch the Pittsburgh Pirates for the top NL Wild Card spot. Lester has faced the Reds three times this season and has posted a 4.74 ERA, which is his highest against any team he has faced three or more times this season.

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Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Orioles in Baltimore at Camden Yards on Wednesday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Baltimore hands the ball to starter Kevin Gausman in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-7 mark on the year. Toronto counters with R.A. Dickey, who will try to quiet the fans and the Orioles bats at the same time.

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