Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers
[ESPN | 8:05 PM ET]
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TWINS: Minnesota has been brilliant of late, as they have separated themselves from the rest of the American League Central. Since the All-Star break, this Twins team has been dynamic. For the season, Minnesota is 72-53 SU, including a winning record of 32-31 SU on the road. The Twins are +8.94 and -4.22 units both SU and on the RL this season. Pitcher Brian Duensing will make the road start tonight, as he looks to keep up his outstanding season. Duensing is 7-1 this year, with an ERA of 1.92 and a WHIP of 1.03 this season. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a left-handed starter. Minnesota is 8-2 in their last 10 games against the American League West. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games overall. The Twins are 11-5 in their last 16 road games. Minnesota is 4-0 in Duensing's last 4 starts during game 3 of a series. The Twins are 4-0 in Duensing's last 4 starts against the American League West. The Twins are 5-1 in Duensing's last 6 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.

Projected Score: 5 (SIDE of the Day)

Twins are 11-1 in their last 12 games during game 3 of a series.

The Under is 7-2-1 in the Twins last 10 games against the American League West.

2B Nick Punto (hamstring) is out.

RANGERS: (-145, O/U 8.5) This is not a broken record! Texas possesses the largest division lead in all of baseball thanks to a record 70-54 SU this year. The Rangers had struggled of late, but have won their past 2 games. Texas is -0.26 and -10.84 units both SU and on the RL respectively this year. Lefty C.J. Wilson will take the mound tonight, as he is 12-5 with an ERA of 3.02 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the American League Central. Texas is 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games overall. The Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 games against a left-handed starter. Texas is 6-0 in Wilson's last 6 home starts against a team with a winning record. The Rangers are 12-2 in Wilson's last 14 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. Texas is 4-1 in Wilson's last 5 starts during game 3 of a series. The Rangers are 19-7 in Wilson's last 26 starts on grass.

Projected Score: 4

Rangers are 3-8 last 11 games during game 3 of a series.

Under is 11-4-1 last 16 home games against a team with a winning record.

RF Nelson Cruz (hamstring) is out.
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres
[10:05 PM ET]
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DIAMONDBACKS: Arizona is simply playing out their season, as they currently have the 2st worst record in the entire National League. The Diamondbacks were sellers at the trading deadline, and are getting their inexperienced players some much needed playing time, with an eye towards next year. Arizona is 49-76 SU this year, including 19-40 SU on the road. The Diamondbacks have the 3rd worst road record in all of baseball this season. Arizona is -22.85 and -22.21 units both SU and on the RL overall this year. Pitcher Joe Saunders will take the mound tonight, as he is 1-3 with an ERA of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.38 since being traded to Arizona. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 games during game 2 of a series. Arizona is 17-39 in their last 56 games against the National League West. The Diamondbacks are 3-8 in their last 11 road games against a left-handed starter. Arizona is 1-4 in Saunders' last 5 starts overall.

Projected Score: 4

Diamondbacks are 20-48 last 68 road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600%.

Over is 13-3 last 16 road games overall.

None Reported.

PADRES: (-159, O/U 7.5) The locomotive otherwise known as the San Diego Padres keeps chugging along. San Diego is 74-49 SU this year, the best record in the entire National League. The Padres own the 2nd biggest division lead in all of baseball. San Diego is +29.52 and +19.66 units both SU and on the RL respectively this season. Lefty Wade LeBlanc will make the home start tonight, as he is 7-11 with an ERA of 3.85 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. The Padres are 8-1 in their last 9 home games against a left-handed starter. San Diego is 21-7 in their last 28 games against a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 games during game 2 of a series. San Diego is 6-0 in LeBlanc's last 6 home starts against a team with a losing record. The Padres are 1-4 in LeBlanc's last 5 starts against the National League West.

Projected Score: 5 (OVER-Total of the Day)

Padres are 24-8 last 32 home games against a team with a road winning percentage less than .400%.

Over is 7-2-1 last 10 home games against a left-handed starter.

CF Tony Gwynn (wrist) is out.