C.J. Wilson has put together a season-high four-game winning streak, which makes him an attractive starting pitcher to back with our MLB picks when the Los Angeles Angels open up a new series with the Boston Red Sox.
Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies (12-5, +723)
The left-hander is coming off a solid June, as he compiled a 2-1 record and 2.97 ERA, while surrendering just a single home run in 36.1 combined innings.
De La Rosa is 8-4 with a 2.25 ERA in 19 career games (15 starts) versus the Arizona Diamondbacks—tied with the San Francisco Giants for his most wins against any opponent.
Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals (10-7, +117)
He has won back-to-back starts, including a 13-2 blowout victory on the road against the New York Mets, as he gave up just three hits over seven shutout frames.
Gonzalez is 3-2 with a 3.12 ERA in eight home starts this season, with opposing batters hitting .213 against him.
The left-hander has tallied a 1-0 record and 1.42 ERA in two career outings versus the San Diego Padres, including a no-decision effort in a 6-5 road win on May 17.
Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays (10-7, +231)
The right-hander enters on a personal three-game winning streak, which includes an impressive 3-1 home victory over the Detroit Tigers, as he allowed just a single run and six hits over six frames.
Hellickson has compiled an 0-2 record and 5.40 ERA in two career games versus the Chicago White Sox, including a 5-2 road defeat on April 25.
Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (10-7, +132)
Lee has won his last seven decisions, but the club has dropped his last two efforts, including a 4-3 loss on the road to the Los Angeles Dodgers, as he allowed three runs and four hits over seven innings.
The left-hander is 5-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 11 career games versus the Atlanta Braves, which includes a 2-0 road victory on April 4, as he surrendered just two hits in eight shutout frames.
The club has alternated wins and losses over his last three efforts, as he came away with a 4-0 complete game victory on the road against the Chicago White Sox last time out.
Masterson is a disappointing 2-7 with a 5.09 ERA in 15 career games (12 starts) versus the Detroit Tigers, which includes a 4-1 road defeat on June 9.
Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs (8-9, -26)
Chicago has won his last four trips to the mound, but he didn’t earn a decision in a 5-3 road victory over the Seattle Mariners last time out, as he allowed two runs and six hits over seven frames.
Samardzija has tallied a solid 4-2 record and 1.56 ERA in 16 career games (four starts) versus the Pirates, but was handed a 6-2 home defeat in his last meeting against them on June 8.
He comes in riding a season-high four-game winning streak, which includes a 3-1 road victory over the Houston Astros last time out, as he allowed just one unearned run and three hits over seven innings.
Wilson is 5-2 with a 2.85 ERA in 20 lifetime appearances (eight starts) versus the Red Sox, but suffered a 7-2 road loss in his last meeting against them on June 8.
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