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Sunday at 2:10 PM
TEXAS (84-70) AT KANSAS CITY (81-73) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
923: TEXAS
924: KANSAS CITY
7.0
-124
84-70
81-73
59-87-8
58-87-9
4.4 / 3.9
4.0 / 3.7
(R) A OGANDO
(R) J SHIELDS
6-4
12-9
3.38
3.33
1.27
1.27
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 26   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 MPH (14 gusting to 25
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
TEXASOGANDO-102 
KANSAS CITYSHIELDS +102 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
TEXAS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games84-70-9.5284-212-0.81418-1367-26.159-87225-2481300-1355
when the total is 7 or less9-7+1.221-22-3.431-33-4.36-614-2322-35
as a road underdog of +100 to +12513-11+3.428-33-2.5166-195-811-1128-29166-176
in road games45-35+8136-115+6.4642-754-3435-40108-128639-694
on the road when the total is 7 or less9-7+1.221-22-3.431-32-2.66-614-2322-34
in September games5-14-12.839-34-5.8221-221-18.79-936-28215-205
when playing on Sunday13-12-3.749-30+8.2228-219+0.76-1832-46196-229
in day games19-24-13.173-66-12.2354-382-29.99-3359-77339-365
in games played on a grass field81-66-8.5271-198+1.51306-1246-17.755-85214-2341199-1233
against right-handed starters55-51-11.4199-149+2.11029-955+18.237-61153-175929-964
after a win46-37-6154-129-27.2726-686-3232-45129-136667-679
when playing against a team with a winning record32-34-6.9124-111-5.1641-734-22.824-38106-118621-692
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season13-24-14.862-70-20.5357-420-8.712-2257-66352-388

KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games81-73+4.6224-255-7.51166-1577-134.558-87209-2441297-1315
when the total is 7 or less4-9-6.76-20-1413-32-16.85-79-1421-21
at home with a money line of -100 to -1259-10-2.336-30+2.4158-175-38.47-1132-31177-141
as a home favorite of -125 to -15013-7+3.226-22-4.3107-94-21.49-1024-20104-84
in home games43-37-2120-122-11.4614-757-118.731-43103-123678-628
at home when the total is 7 or less1-5-6.41-5-6.43-9-91-41-46-5
in September games12-7+4.639-34+6.7199-248-4.17-1041-28227-198
when playing on Sunday16-10+6.836-41-2.2190-248-13.512-1336-36208-205
in day games32-21+12.171-82-1.3373-506-36.220-3168-77437-399
in games played on a grass field77-70+2.6215-243-8.91053-1413-128.855-84200-2331178-1175
against right-handed starters58-50+7.3162-178+1.5844-1105-58.243-57155-165941-913
after a loss39-34+3.7119-132+6.5660-908-6526-43109-125726-754
when playing against a team with a winning record40-35+11.1113-131+13.1575-849-28.828-41101-127669-687
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season24-19+864-69+12.5292-435-4.617-2253-71332-358
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
TEXAS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/8/2013TEPESCH(R)@ LA ANGELSVARGAS(L)4-3W-1108.5 ovU980980
9/9/2013DARVISH(R)PITTSBURGHCOLE(R)0-1L-1657.5 unU450640
9/10/2013PEREZ(L)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L)4-5L-1258 ovO139212100
9/11/2013GARZA(R)PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)5-7L-1308 ovO9601280
9/13/2013HOLLAND(L)OAKLANDSTRAILY(R)8-9L-1259 unO89014101
9/14/2013DARVISH(R)OAKLANDCOLON(R)0-1L-1608 unU780450
9/15/2013PEREZ(L)OAKLANDMILONE(L)1-5L-1359.5 unU10101850
9/16/2013GARZA(R)@ TAMPA BAYCOBB(R)2-6L1207 unO6401280
9/17/2013OGANDO(R)@ TAMPA BAYHELLICKSON(R)7-1W1107.5 unO1051440
9/18/2013HOLLAND(L)@ TAMPA BAYARCHER(R)3-4L1107 unP7701080
9/19/2013DARVISH(R)@ TAMPA BAYMOORE(L)8-2W-1156.5 unO16120771
9/20/2013PEREZ(L)@ KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R)1-2L1207.5 unU5509110
9/21/2013GARZA(R)@ KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)3-1W-1057.5 unU860551
9/22/2013OGANDO(R)@ KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R) 
9/23/2013HOLLAND(L)HOUSTONLYLES(R) 
9/24/2013DARVISH(R)HOUSTONPEACOCK(R) 
9/25/2013PEREZ(L)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L) 
9/26/2013GARZA(R)LA ANGELSWILLIAMS(R) 
9/27/2013OGANDO(R)LA ANGELSWILSON(L) 
9/28/2013HOLLAND(L)LA ANGELSRICHARDS(R) 
9/29/2013 LA ANGELS  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/8/2013CHEN(L)DETROITFISTER(R)5-2W+1058.5 ovU1050630
9/9/2013SANTANA(R)@ CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)3-4L-1107.5 evU1071501
9/10/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ CLEVELANDMCALLISTER(R)6-3W1059 unP11901261
9/11/2013SHIELDS(R)@ CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L)6-2W-1157.5 ovO1162452
9/13/2013CHEN(L)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R)3-6L1557.5 unO1081730
9/14/2013SANTANA(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R)1-0W1157.5 unU880770
9/15/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ DETROITSCHERZER(R)2-3L1758 unU64013100
9/16/2013SHIELDS(R)CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L)7-1W-1457.5 unO14110792
9/17/2013VENTURA(R)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)3-5L-1058 ovP9102880
9/18/2013CHEN(L)CLEVELANDSALAZAR(R)7-2W-1057.5 ovO1081541
9/20/2013SANTANA(R)TEXASPEREZ(L)2-1W-1307.5 unU9110550
9/21/2013GUTHRIE(R)TEXASGARZA(R)1-3L-1057.5 unU551860
9/22/2013SHIELDS(R)TEXASOGANDO(R) 
9/23/2013VENTURA(R)@ SEATTLEMAURER(R) 
9/24/2013CHEN(L)@ SEATTLEPAXTON(L) 
9/25/2013SANTANA(R)@ SEATTLERAMIREZ(L) 
9/26/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXRIENZO(R) 
9/27/2013SHIELDS(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L) 
9/28/2013VENTURA(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXJOHNSON(R) 
9/29/2013 @ CHI WHITE SOX  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
TEXAS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games84-70-9.559-874.40.2610.3183.90.2490.310
Road Games45-35+835-404.40.2580.3094.00.2490.310
vs Right-handed Starters55-51-11.437-614.20.2520.3053.90.2500.312
Past 7 Games3-4-1.23-33.60.2430.2803.00.2390.308
Grass Games81-66-8.555-854.40.2630.3204.00.2490.311
Day Games19-24-13.19-333.40.2380.2963.90.2460.306
TEXAS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.40.2610.318154529813844371700.03648440101513410571468113870
Road Games4.40.2580.309802838731249910.033382105676454776436730
Righty Starters4.20.2520.30510635969052761120.0342127868610068692539248
TEXAS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.961.229464.61661534053416639630-1743982.7%
Road Games3.101.2672328480220187419113-1027390%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games81-73+4.658-874.00.2610.3143.70.2520.310
Home Games43-37-231-434.00.2610.3164.10.2590.315
vs Right-handed Starters58-50+7.443-574.20.2660.3203.80.2590.318
Past 7 Games4-3+12-43.30.2610.3242.10.2310.279
Grass Games77-70+2.655-844.00.2610.3133.80.2540.312
Day Games32-21+12.120-314.20.2630.3193.50.2500.305
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2610.314154527213773781050.0259340498214810661467712775
Home Games4.00.2610.316802655692189540.023082134547653183437137
Righty Starters4.20.2660.3201083680980272760.0242829168610275991529351
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.551.1304381391243473714846031-24491972.1%
Home Games2.471.126251.37969212167125621-11261072.2%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
ALEXI OGANDO recent results and season statistics
ALEXI OGANDO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games3.151.2057-42091.3-343275113563---
All Starts3.381.2666-41685.35.334327411345810-6+2.14-10
Road Starts3.301.2774-31262.75.2252353827478-4+3.64-8
Last 3 Starts3.861.0412-1316.35.4771255112-1+0.22-1
ALEXI OGANDO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/17/2013at TAMPA BAY7-1+1107.5Win,OverW5112114HELLICKSON(R)
8/13/2013MILWAUKEE1-5-1959Loss,UnderL6.3446323ESTRADA(R)
8/7/2013at LA ANGELS10-3-1208Win,OverW5224124HANSON(R)

JAMES SHIELDS recent results and season statistics
JAMES SHIELDS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.331.26812-932213.76.78179205196618419-13+3.112-20
Home Starts4.731.4243-615996.654521091232887-8-3.96-9
Last 3 Starts6.621.6412-1317.75.913132415232-1+13-0
JAMES SHIELDS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/16/2013CLEVELAND7-1-1457.5Win,OverW61161210KAZMIR(L)
9/11/2013at CLEVELAND6-2-1157.5Win,OverW8224017KAZMIR(L)
9/6/2013DETROIT2-16+1007.5Loss,OverL3.7101014026SANCHEZ(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
TEXAS is 14-8 (+1.9 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
10 of 20 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-1.8 Units)
Games this season
TEXAS is 3-2 (+0.8 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
5 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+5.0 Units)

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
TEXAS is 7-4 (+2.0 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.4 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
TEXAS is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
9/21/2013TEXAS3-105  80160GARZA(R)W8151
 KANSAS CITY1-1057.5 unUnder51051GUTHRIE(R)L6372
9/20/2013TEXAS1+120 Under50150PEREZ(L) 5.7174
 KANSAS CITY2-1307.5 unWin901110SANTANA(R) 7.3151
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
ALEXI OGANDO vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
OGANDO is 1-0 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-2. (-1.6 units)
ALEXI OGANDO recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/29/2011KANSAS CITY7-6-2009Win,Over 6557114DUFFY(L)
5/18/2011at KANSAS CITY5-4-1307.5Win,Over 7224015DUFFY(L)
4/23/2011KANSAS CITY3-1-2009.5Win,UnderW6115115DAVIES(R)

JAMES SHIELDS vs. TEXAS since 1997
SHIELDS is 7-5 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 3.42 and a WHIP of 0.956.
His team's record is 9-5 (+4.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-9. (-4.6 units)
JAMES SHIELDS recent starts vs. TEXAS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/1/2013at TEXAS4-1+1159Win,Under 7115015TEPESCH(R)
9/9/2012TEXAS6-0-1357.5Win,UnderW9002008OSWALT(R)
8/28/2012at TEXAS0-1+1159Loss,UnderL7113128DARVISH(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring TEXAS in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TEXAS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1099, -47.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TEXAS games 53.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (226-199, +4.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.6% of the time since 1997. (1070-1088, -156.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 50.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (201-198, -25.9 units)
Edge=KANSAS CITY
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TEXAS games 49.1% of the time since 1997. (871-903, -154.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TEXAS games 53% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (179-159, +0.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.4% of the time since 1997. (904-854, -67.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 53.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (169-146, +4.1 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
TEXAS
[RF] 08/05/2013 - Nelson Cruz Suspended 50 games ( Suspension )
[P] 06/12/2013 - Michael Kirkman 60-day DL (6/9) ( Skin Rash )
[P] 05/25/2013 - Matt Harrison 60-day DL (4/7) ( Back )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Colby Lewis 60-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Neftali Feliz 60-day DL (3/24) ( Elbow )
KANSAS CITY
[C] 09/18/2013 - Carlos Pena 60-day DL (9/14) ( Appendix )
[P] 09/17/2013 - Danny Duffy 15-day DL (9/8) ( Forearm )
[3B] 08/14/2013 - Miguel Tejada 60-day DL (8/11), out for season ( Calf )
[P] 04/01/2013 - Felipe Paulino 60-day DL (2/12) ( Elbow )
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