The Boston Red Sox have the best record in the American League and the second-best record in all of Major League Baseball, behind only the St. Louis Cardinals. In 76 games played, the Red Sox have a Win-Loss record of 45-31. However, the Red Sox have lost five of their last ten games.
The Boston Red Sox’s team ERA currently ranks 6th in the AL (3.83). The regular starting rotation (the 5 starting pitchers with the most games started) has an ERA of 3.54, second only to Texas’ 3.53.
The Baltimore Orioles are the number one in home runs with a total of 101, and they have 366 runs in 74 games played this 2013 regular season. Baltimore’s ERA is 4.43, which ranks 14th in the American League. In his last seven games dating back to June 13, Chris Davis is batting .333 with five home runs and 12 RBI. Davis has six home runs in his last eight games.
The team with the best winning streak in the AL is the Toronto Blue Jays with nine wins in the last ten games played. The Blue Jays are now 36-36 with a winning percentage of .500 for the first time since they were 0-0 on Opening Day, and just one game back behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the standings.
The Blue Jays enter the weekend looking at a 14-game stretch where they play against the Baltimore Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays, Red Sox, and the Detroit Tigers. However, for this weekend the Orioles are listed as the favorites to win at -116 –Something to consider if you like to bet baseball.
On the other hand, the St. Louis Cardinals remain in the top spot with a Win-Loss record of 47-27. Their starting rotation boasts one of the lowest ERA among all teams in MLB (3.23). Adam Wainwright has been nearly unstoppable, with a 10-4 record and a 2.37 ERA in 15 starts this season.
The Atlanta Braves lead the National League in home runs (93) and they also lead all major league teams with a 3.21 ERA so far this season. Behind the Braves are the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Kansas City Royals.
For their part, the San Diego Padres have won eight of their last ten games, and achieved their season-best winning streak with seven consecutive wins. The Padres are currently ranked 13th in the NL with a 38-36 record.
The Detroit Tigers (+600) and the St. Louis Cardinals (+750) are the favorites in the baseball wagering lines to win the 2013 World Series.
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