By Harry Gagnon
Here are my Thursday afternoon Best Bets for MLB.
Good Luck and Keep Cashin'
YANKEES -1.5 RUNS OVER ORIOLES -120
New York with G. Cole on the mound yesterday won but by just 1 run. Today the Bronx Bombers get out their brooms (looking for a 4 game sweep of Baltimore) and bats against the O's. The Yankees are second in the majors in home runs and RBI's plus, they have not won by more than one run in the last two nights (that ends today).
PHILLIES -105 OVER PADRES
The Phillies know how to manufacture runs and are second in the NL in batting average and in stolen bases. Padres starter Y. Darvish in his last start versus Philadelphia he gave up two homers. 35 year old Darvish has a ERA approaching 5 and in his last start, he had a scary Friday the 13th when he gave up 5 ER's on 9 hits in just 5.2 innings pitched.
WHITE SOX -135 OVER ROYALS
The Royals have lost All-Star S Perez for some time and that won't help their .224 team batting average which is 4th worst in MLB.