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Rays starter Charlie Morton gets taken out of the seventh inning of his last start on May 2 (Orlin Wagner)
Rays starter Charlie Morton gets taken out of the seventh inning of his last start on May 2 (Orlin Wagner)|Associated Press
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MLB Wednesday: Albert on Rays v Diamondbacks, Indians v White Sox, Reds v Athletics, Orioles v Red Sox

Andrew Albert

Andrew Albert

> Favorite Pick of the Day:
Rays (-163) over Diamondbacks

> Tough to Stomach Pick of the Day:
Indians (-189) over White Sox

> Pick ’em of the Day:
Reds (-110) over Athletics

> Are you sure? Pick of the Day:
Orioles (+255) over Red Sox

> The Skinny:
Simply put: the Rays are 4-1 in Charlie Morton’s last five starts. The Rays are 8-2 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rays are 4-0 in their last four interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record. The Rays are good. . . . I hate doing two things: betting big to win small and betting against the White Sox. I’m doing both here. The White Sox are 1-4 in Reynaldo Lopez’s last five road starts vs. a team with a winning record and the Indians are 5-1 in Shane Bieber’s last six starts vs. a team with a losing record. . . . This one comes down to me trusting Sonny Gray more than I trust Brett Anderson. The Athletics are 2-8 in Anderson’s last 10 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance and are 1-8 in Anderson’s last nine starts after allowing two runs or less in their previous game. . . . At this point, why the heck not? It seems every game a team is more than a -250 favorite (which the Red Sox are today), they find a way to lose. Sure, the Red Sox are 6-1 in Chris Sale’s last seven starts against the Orioles, but ignore that. Wait. Did I just talk myself out of it?