Sports Betting - Friday 20 April 2012 by

MLB Betting: American League Top Guns Clash In Texas

In a rematch of the MLB 2011 American League Championship series, the Detroit Tigers are clashing with the Texas Rangers in the Lone Star State this weekend. Texas took the first contest of this four game series as they routed Detroit 10-3 on Thursday night.

MLB Betting: American League Top Guns Clash In Texas

Probable Pitchers Friday Night: Tigers vs. Rangers

Friday night baseball betting action has Rick Porcello (1-0) of the Tigers up against Matt Harrison (2-0) of the Rangers. This will be the third start of the young season for Porcello who comes into the game with a 1.84 ERA over 14.2 innings pitched. Porcello, a 6โ€™ 5โ€ right-handed pitcher, has allowed just 12 hits and three runs in his first two starts.

Meanwhile Harrison has been virtually flawless for the Rangers as he enters Friday action with a sparkling 0.64 ERA over 14 innings pitched. The hard throwing lefty has allowed just one run, on eleven hits, and has collected seven strikeouts in two outings this season.

Texas vs. Detroit: Verlander Heads To The Hill Saturday

Of the four pitching match-ups in this series, the most intriguing one has to be Justin Verlander up against Colby Lewis. The Vaporizor (1-1) is the reigning American League Cy Young and MVP award winner, while Lewis (2-0) was the Opening Day starter for the Rangers.

Verlander has been a bit unlucky early on as the Tigers bullpen blew a two hit eight-inning gem that he tossed on Opening Day. If you are placing a wager on the Motown Cats this weekend, Verlander’s start on the Saturday is your best bet!

Betting lines for the Tigers vs. Rangers weekend series, as well as all the action from the diamonds of MLB, are a simple click away at our top ranked and respected online sportsbooks!

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