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(MLB) NY Yankees vs. Baltimore, 07/13/2024 4:05 PM
Money Line: -126.00 Baltimore (Home)
The Orioles have lost four in a row. But Clay Holmes just woke the Orioles up. He did that by hitting Heston Kjerstad in the head with a 97 mph fastball in the ninth inning during the Yankees' 4-1 Friday victory. That beaning, although probably accidental, brought out Orioles manager Brandon Hyde and emptied the benches and bullpen.

Given that motivation and a pitching matchup of Luis Gil vs Grayson Rodriguez, I like the Orioles to get their revenge today.

Rodriguez is 11-3. That includes a 5-1 home record with a 2.27 ERA.

Gil has cooled off considerably. He's given up 17 earned runs in his last four starts spanning 16 1/3 innings. Gil has allowed a home run in each of those last four starts. Perhaps Gill has hit the wall having pitched a career-high 96 1/3 innings, which is 67 innings more than he has ever pitched in the majors.

The Orioles buried Gill when they faced him last month in a 17-5 victory. Gil couldn't get out of the second inning after giving up seven earned runs.

(Editor's note: Stephen Nover is 26-11 on his last 37 premium baseball plays, 19-8 on his last 27 Canadian Football League plays and 8-2 this month on his premium WNBA plays with his WNBA Total of the Month going today along with two premium baseball plays, including his Underdog Special.)
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(MLB) Pittsburgh vs. Chi White Sox, 07/13/2024 2:10 PM
Money Line: -144.00 Pittsburgh (Away)
The Chicago White Sox dropped their first game against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. The Pirates are going with Luis Ortiz on the mound. It will be his third start of the season after being mostly out of the pen. He is 4-2 with a 2.95 ERA this season. He has posted a 2.45 ERA on the road. The Pirates are putting up 4.12 runs per game. The Sox will go with Chris Flexen on the mound. He is 2-7 this season with a 4.95 ERA. He has posted a 5.00 ERA at home. Chicago is putting up 3.22 runs per game which is last in baseball. Flexen has been prone to the long ball and doesn’t overpower hitters. I like the Pirates in this one but the line is a little high so this is my free play.

Play on Pittsburgh, This is a FREE PLAY.
MLB - Cubs @ St.Louis
(MLB) Chi Cubs vs. St. Louis, 07/13/2024 2:15 PM
Money Line: -127.00 St. Louis (Home)
I'm on STL @ home vs the Cubs for these reasons:

- Cardinals are the better batting team with the better pitcher on the mound. Lance Lynn has 4 runs in his last 3 starts at home with 51 strikeouts. He's going to have a good day against the Cubs who are batting .234 this season and a .232 vs righties.

- I don't like Wesneski on the road, he's lost 5 of his six starts, and cannot be trusted vs a Cardinals team looking to even the series and has the the batting rotation to support Lance Lynn.

Official Play: Cardinals Moneyline
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