St. Louis Cardinals (Wainwright) vs. Kansas City Royals
Covered by Willie Bee
Adam Wainwright was knocked around badly in his latest start, giving up eight hits and seven runs over 4 and 1/3 innings. You have to think there's no way he'll struggle like that for a second straight game, which is part of the reason why Willie is adding St. Louis to his MLB picks.
MLB Pick: Cardinals -130
Chicago White Sox (Danks) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Covered by Willie Bee
This is what the Dodgers were hoping to get out of Josh Beckett when they signed him to a pricey contract. He's gone 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA so far in 2014 as he gets set to come up against the White Sox tonight. Willie, however, likes John Danks to lead Chicago to a win as huge underdogs.
MLB Pick: White Sox +170
Pittsburgh Pirates (Liriano) vs. San Diego Padres
Covered by Ron Patrick
Whereas the Pirates have won three in a row, the Padres have hit another skid, going the other way by losing three straight. Ian Kennedy (4-6, 3.42 ERA) and Francisco Liriano (1-5, 4.62 ERA) will start and Ron believes they'll both rise to the occasion, leading to a cashed ticket for the UNDER.
MLB Pick: UNDER 6.5
Oakland Athletics (Chavez) vs. New York Yankees (Nuno)
Covered by Ron Patrick and Jeff Grant
Jesse Chavez has been outstanding for the Athletics throughout the year, going 4-3 with a 2.78 ERA. He'll next try to topple the Yankees, who are a poor 12-15 at Yankee Stadium this season. We have two different picks for tonight: Ron thinks Oakland will win by two or more runs, while Jeff is backing the UNDER.
MLB Pick: Ron: Athletics -1.5 (+115) // Jeff: UNDER 9
Philadelphia Phillies (Burnett) vs. Washington Nationals
Covered by Willie Bee and Jeff Grant
The Phillies have been disappointing once again this season. They're 24-32 overall so far and enter tonight's game having lost four in a row. It's not going to get any easier against Stephen Strasburg, that's for sure. Willie is on Washington to win on the run-line, while Jeff is playing it safer and simply taking the Nationals on the money-line.
MLB Pick: Willie: Nationals -1.5 (+120) // Jeff: Nationals -190
San Francisco Giants (Vogelsong) vs. Cincinnati Reds
Covered by Swinging Johnson
The Giants were on the losing side yesterday, but that doesn't take away from the special season they've been enjoying. They'll need to be disciplined at the plate against young Tony Cingrani (2-5, 4.01 ERA) and ultimately Swinging Johnson believes the value is on San Francisco at a plus price.
MLB Pick: Giants +105
Miami Marlins (Koehler) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Price)
Covered by Ross Benjamin
What on earth is happening with the Rays? They've dropped eight consecutive games and are now sitting at 23-36 overall this season. They need a pick-me-up desperately and it could come tonight behind David Price, who's coming off a great start his last time out. Check back later for our favorite pick in this game.
MLB Pick: Marlins +170 over the Rays
Los Angeles Angels (Richards) vs. Houston Astros (Cosart)
Covered by Matthew Jordan
Don't look now but the Astros have been one of the hottest teams in the majors, going 8-2 over their past 10 games. The Angels, meanwhile, have lost four straight. Matthew is getting drawn in by two different plays: he's siding with Los Angeles as road favorites and is also taking the UNDER.
MLB Pick: Angels -132 and UNDER 8.5