Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays 8/13/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (58-60) at Texas Rangers (46-72)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Chris Archer (R) (7-6) (3.334) vs. Miles Mikolas (R) (1-4) (6.574)
The Line: Texas Rangers +130 / Tampa Bay Rays -140 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sun, FS-Southwest
The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays face off on Wednesday after playing 14innings on Tuesday in Arlington.
The Texas Rangers needed 14 innings to get it done on Tuesday but in the end they got the win. Leonys Martin had four hits and Elvis Andrus and Shin-Soo Choo each had two hits as the Rangers scored three runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher Nick Tepesch allowed four hits and two runs while striking out four over 7.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Scott Baker got the win. For Wednesday’s game the Rangers start Miles Mikolas who had a no decision in his last start. For the season Mikolas has allowed 44 hits and 28 earned runs wile striking out 26 over 38.1 innings for a 1-4 record and a 6.57 ERA.
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The Tampa Bay Rays couldn’t hold heir lead on Tuesday and in the end fell to the Rangers. Evan Longoria had two hits and Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce had hits as the Rays scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson allowed six hits and struck out six over 6.0 scoreless innings to not factor in the decision as Cesar Ramos took the loss. For Wednesday’s game the Rays start Chris Archer who has won three of his last four decisions. For the season Archer has allowed 127 hits and 51 earned runs while striking out 123 over 137.2 innings for a 7-6 record and a 3.33 ERA.
Texas is 8-19 in their last 27 home games, 14-38 in their last 52 games, and 1-6 in Mikolas last seven starts. Tampa Bay is 20-7 in their last 27 road games, 13-6 as a favorite, and 5-2 in Archer’s last seven starts. Tampa Bay is 4-2 in the last six meetings of these two.
The total is set at nine for this one and my free pick is the Under. My stronger pick is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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