Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick & Odds: October 6th 2010
The Rangers will wheel out their August addition in Cliff Lee. He will be opposed by American League All-Star game starting pitcher in David Price. Price had a great season from start to finish, posting 19 wins, with a 2.72 ERA. But Cliff Lee hasn’t been far behind. He’s got a 3.18 ERA in 28 games and he’s been on fire of late, posting a 2.25 ERA in his last three games, allowing only 5 earned runs and 3 walks with 19 K’s. The Rays have limped into postseason play, losing five of their last eight games, averaging just 2 runs per game over that span. Their offense has underperformed at home all season (they score nearly a run per game better on the road). The past two seasons, the Rangers are 65-66 as an underdog including 23-20 this season. This game is in their sweet spot. On the road this season they are 17-11 as a road dog of up to +125. Cliff lee is 30-23 as a road dog. I like the Rangers to surprise and grab the win here.