Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (57-46) at Texas Rangers (50-53)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
C Heston (11-5) (3.14) vs. M Perez (0-2) (10.50)
The Line: Texas Rangers +122 / San Francisco Giants -132 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Southwest
The Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants face off on Sunday in Arlington as they close out their interleague series.
The Texas Rangers opened their series against the Giants with a win on Friday but took the loss on Saturday in game two of the series. Prince Fielder had three hits and Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo, and Elvis Andrus each had two hits as the Rangers scored seven runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out six over 7.2 innings to not get a decision as Sam Dyson took the loss. For Sunday’s game the Rangers start Martin Perez who has allowed 22 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out five over 12 innings for a 0-2 record and a 10.50 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants had to come from behind on Saturday but they got the game to extra innings and got the win at Texas. Brandon Belt hit two home runs and Buster Posey and Hunter Pence each belted home runs as the Giants scored nine runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher Christopher Heston allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out two lasting just 4.1 innings to not get a decision as Hunter Strickland got the win and Santiago Casilla his 27th save. For Sunday’s game the Giants start Mike Leake who was just picked up from the Reds and who has won seven of his last eight decisions.
Texas is 11-2 in their last 13 interleague games as an underdog, 4-13 in their last 17 home games, and 1-5 in Perez’s last six starts. San Francisco is 5-1 in their last six interleague games, 14-3 in their last 17 games, and 9-21 in their last 30 interleague road games. San Francisco is 17-5 n their last 22 games against Texas.
The total in this one is set at 9.0 and the way these two are swinging the bats the over is just the smart play here. I also have a strong play on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.