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Tampa Bay Rays vs. San Francisco Giants Free Pick- 8/4/13

San Francisco Giants (49-60) at Tampa Bay Rays (65-45)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm (Tropicana Field)

Guillermo Moscoso (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Roberto Hernandez (R) (6-11) (4.708)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -171 / San Francisco Giants +161 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-Bay, SUN

The Tampa Bay Rays and the San Francisco Giants close out their interleague series as they face off on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays were stretched to the limit on Saturday but they came out with a win outlasting the Giants. Wil Myers had two hits and Ben Zobrist, Desmond Jennings, and James Loney all had hits as The Rays scored two run son nine hits. Starting pitcher David Price allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over 9.0 innings but it was Fernando Rodney who got the win to go to 4-2 on the season. For Saturday’s game the Rays start Roberto Hernandez who has won two of his last three starts. For the season Hernandez has allowed 121 hits and 61 earned runs while striking out 88 over 116.1 innings for a 6-11 record and a 4.72 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. San Francisco Giants Free Pick- 8/4/13

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The San Francisco Giants fought the good fight on Saturday but in the end they let it slip away as they lost to the Rays. Jeff Francouer had three hits, Joaquin Arias had two hits, and Hunter Pence had a hit as the Giants scored one run on seven hits. Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum pitched well allowing six hits and a run while striking out five over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Jean Macjhi walked three batters taking the loss. For Sunday’s game the Giants start Guillermo Moscoso who makes his second appearance of the season. In his last action Moscoso allowed two hits and two runs while striking out three coming out of the bullpen.

Tampa Bay is 12-3 in their last 15 games as a home favorite, 10-2 in their last 12 interleague games, and 40-16 in their last 56 games as a favorite. San Francisco is 11-24 in their last 35 games overall, 1-5 in their last six interleague road games, and 8-23 in their last 31 games as an underdog.

I don’t like the price in this one but I can’t pass up what looks to be a winner with the Rays.

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