MLB Picks: Monday Pitching Report & Matchup Breakdown

Jeff Grant

Monday, July 29, 2013 11:13 AM GMT

Monday, Jul. 29, 2013 11:13 AM GMT

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Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price will try to become the first starting pitcher to beat the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park twice within a span of five days in more than 70 years.

Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds surrounding seven pitchers that will take the hill Monday.

John Danks, Chicago White Sox (4-8, -415)

The left-hander has dropped back-to-back efforts, including a 6-2 home defeat to the Detroit Tigers last time out, as he allowed six runs and 11 hits over seven frames.

In six home starts during the 2013 campaign, Danks has compiled a 0-5 record and 6.03 ERA—surrendering 10 home runs in 34.1 combined frames.

[gameodds]3/240199/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]

Felix Doubront, Boston Red Sox (11-7, +376)

The left-hander will be making a second consecutive start against the Rays, as he was handed a 5-1 home loss last time out, allowing three runs and six hits over 6.2 innings of work.

In nine games (eight starts) at Fenway Park, Doubront has tallied a 3-2 record and 3.57 ERA, surrendering just three home runs in 58 combined frames.

[gameodds]3/241944/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]

A.J. Griffin, Oakland Athletics (12-9, +239)

The right-hander has allowed seven home runs in his last four starts, while serving up 23 for the entire 2013 campaign, which is tied for third most in the American League.

Griffin hasn’t allowed an earned run in 7.2 career innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, as he looks to improve upon his 4-2 record and 3.41 ERA in nine home starts this season.

[gameodds]3/240205/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]

Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds (13-7, +485)

The right-hander has tallied three consecutive victories, including an 8-3 road win over the San Francisco Giants last time out, as he allowed one run and 12 hits over six frames.

Leake has garnered an impressive 7-1 mark and 2.13 ERA in 11 starts away from the Great American Ball Park, surrendering just three home runs in 71.2 combined innings.

[gameodds]3/240206/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]

Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh Pirates (10-4, +615)

The left-hander has won five of his last six starts, including a 4-2 road victory over the Washington Nationals last time out, as he allowed two hits over 7.2 scoreless innings.

In six games at PNC Park, Liriano has put together a stellar 5-1 record and 1.67 ERA, while not giving up a single home run in 37.2 combined frames.

[gameodds]3/240200/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]

Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers (10-11, -136)

The right-hander is 6-1 with a 2.49 ERA in his last 11 outings, as he’s managed to post nine quality starts during that stretch.

In 17 career games versus the Chicago Cubs, Lohse has gone 5-4 with a 5.07 ERA, including a 9-3 home win on June 25, as he allowed three runs and eight hits over seven frames.

[gameodds]3/240204/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]

David Price, Tampa Bay Rays (6-8, -744)

Price has gone 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA in five starts since returning from the disabled list, while the club has put together an 18-3 record and 2.38 ERA over that span.

The left-hander is 9-5 with a 3.09 ERA in 18 career outings versus the Red Sox, including a 5-1 mark and 1.96 ERA in nine efforts at Fenway Park.

[gameodds]3/241944/?r-1=349-43-192-999997/us[/gameodds]

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