Joe D'Amico's MLB AL Home Run Play of the Month
Texas vs. Baltimore,
07/09/2013 19:05 EDT,
Score: 8 - 4
Money Line: +112 Texas
Today's winner is Texas over Baltimore. This is my MLB AL Home Run Play of the Month.
Texas continues to be a force on the road, winning yesterday's matchup at Baltimore, 8-5. That is the Rangers' 7th victory in their L8 away contests to bring their road mark up to 25-18. The Orioles have dropped 4 of their L5 overall. In the month of July, Baltimore is 2-5, posting a mere 3.0 RPG. Texas has a Team BA of .261 and ranks 5th in the league with 106 HRs. The lineup has eight active players with 62 or more hits while Beltre and Cruz have combined for 40 round-trippers. Martin Perez takes the mound today. The LH is 2-1 with an ERA of 1.85, including a 2-0, 0.95 mark in 19.0 IP over his L3 starts. He faces a Baltimore team that still ranks in the Top-5 in most offensive categories but has failed to drive in runs this month. 1B, Chris Davis is 1-for-18 in his L5 games with 11 strikeouts. Zach Britton gets the start here. The LH is 2-2 with a 4.03 record this year, with 12 Ks and 12 BBs in only 29 IP. The Rangers are 6-1 their L7 games played at the Orioles and 11-3 the L14 overall vs. the Orioles. Take Texas Thank you.