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The Angels have been just good enough to stymie the hopes of any Shohei Ohtani trade rumors this summer (so far), currently sitting one game back in the AL Wild Card race. After a rocky start to the season, Reid Detmers has looked more like the pitcher over his past three starts that I expected coming into the year, after showing strong flashes of potential last season. White Sox starter Dylan Cease has also come on strong of late – he’s only given up 6 runs across 22.5 innings in June, while racking up 32 strikeouts. I’m tempted to grab the under, but something in my gut doesn’t feel right about it, especially considering the heater Luis Robert has been on, and the damage he’s done against lefties this season (.446 OBP / .737 SLG / 1.183 OPS), so instead I’m going to grab the Angels at this price against a Chicago team that’s only 14-25 on the road.

Los Angeles ML (-135) 1 unit

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Dylan Cease over 6.5 strikeouts (-135) 1 unit

Luis Robert over 1.5 total bases (+25) 1.5 units

Luis Robert over 0.5 home runs (+370) .5 units

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I just can’t resist an opportunity to write about the Reds, who have become the most exciting team in baseball over the month of June. Elly De La Cruz is electrifying, and has looked like someone created a mixture of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Barry Bonds in a lab – if he keeps this up, maybe Corbin Carroll won’t be such a lock to win NL Rookie of the Year, after all. Fellow Reds rookie Matt “John” McLain has been doing his best Dustin Pedroia impression, and despite his 5 ‘8 frame looks like the type of toolsy player who is going to play at the major league level for a long time (similar to how John McClain survived so many Die Hard movies). I love the over tonight, as both lineups hit lefties well, and it should be a humid night at Camden Yards.

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The Nationals have actually been better on the road than at home this season, but overall they’ve just been pretty terrible across the board. Mariners starter Luis Castillo has been brilliant pitching within the confines of T-Mobile Park, sporting a 2.03 ERA & .169 OBA across 9 starts. With Washington coming off a series win against the Padres I think they’re due for some regression here, my only concern being that Seattle just wrapped up a six game east coast swing in Baltimore yesterday. Despite that concern, I can’t pass up the chance to grab Castillo in this matchup.

Seattle Run Line (-125) 1 unit