4* MLB *BEST BET*
Detroit vs. Texas,
06/26/2012 20:05 EDT,
Score: 5 - 7
Point Spread: -1½/+110 Texas
4* MLB *BEST BET* on Rangers -1.5 +110
Texas rookie sensation Yu Darvish is a perfect 6-0 in his career in Arlington. Those 6 wins have come by an average of 4.7 runs and all came by at least 2 runs. In other words, Texas has cashed every run line ticket at home this season with Darvish dealing.
Darvish faced the Tigers in Detroit back in April and gave up just 1 run on 2 hits in 6 1-3 innings of a 10-3 victory. He also enters in great form. He has given up a total of 4 runs in back-to-back wins while going 8 innings in each.
Detroit's Drew Smyly pitched well but lost his only start against Texas. That's when he was in good form. He has been struggling lately, as evidenced by his 6.60 ERA over his last 3 starts. He has given up 4 runs in 5 of his last 6 starts. Smyly will have a tough time against a Texas lineup that is batting .294 and scoring 5.5 runs per game against southpaw starters this season.
The Rangers lost the first game of this series, but they are an amazing 40-11 in their last 51 games following a loss. Take Texas on the run line.