Bet on: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Stake: 3 % bankroll (60 units)
Ian Kennedy (8-2, 3.01 ERA) continues to pitch solid, throwing eight innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Indians and allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out eight and walking one. He has pitched eight innings in three of his past four starts. Kennedy, who will take his second shot at matching a career high with his ninth win, is likely looking forward to getting back on the road, where he is 5-0 with a 2.28 ERA in seven outings. He is the only major leaguer with at least 40 innings pitched on the road in 2011 who has yet to lose there. Kennedy, 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA against the AL this season, could have an advantage Sunday against a team that hasn’t seen much of him.
Gio Gonzalez (7-5, 2.38 ERA) dominated the Marlins in a 1-0 win on Tuesday, yielding just a hit and three walks while fanning nine over eight shutout innings. The lefty is 5-2 with a 2.17 ERA while fanning 63 batters in 58 innings in nine home starts.
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