Texas vs. Washington,
06/01/2014 13:35 EDT,
Score: 2 - 0
Money Line: -120 Texas
*5 Star MLB TOP Play of Week* The Texas Rangers were absolutely thrashed in the first two games of this series. Texas isn't a great team, but I do believe the team has some pride. Luckily for them, they also have Yu Darvish pitching on Sunday afternoon. Darvish probably has the nastiest stuff in baseball at this point. He was scratched from his last start, but recent comments make it sound like the Rangers aren't concerned about his neck stiffness. This Washington lineup has pounded out 19 runs in the first two games of this series, but I expect that to change very quickly on Sunday against Darvish. Washington's lineup is very weak without Harper or Zimmerman. Tanner Roark is a mediocre starter, and the Rangers first five in the lineup are very strong. This is a very cheap price on a dominating pitcher against a poor lineup. Texas is also looking to avoid the sweep.
The Rangers are 5-0 in Darvish's last 5 road starts. They are 5-0 in his last 5 starts as a road favorite. They are 4-0 in his last 4 after Texas scores 2 runs or less last game. They are 4-0 in his last 4 after the opposing team scores 5 runs or more last game. The Nationals are 0-4 in Roark's last 4 as an underdog. The road team is 11-1 in Clint Fagan's last 12 games behind home plate. A 29-1 angle. Take the Rangers big!