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MLB : ATS Matchup
Sunday 8/10/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore
TAMPA BAY  COBB )
 
CHICAGO CUBS  WOOD )
-1.5  -110

+1.5  -110
-155

+145

7un
 
2
Final
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TAMPA BAY (57 - 59) at CHICAGO CUBS (49 - 66)
View Previous GameNo Next Game
Sunday, 8/10/2014 2:20 PM
ALEX COBB (R) vs. TRAVIS WOOD (L)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
929TAMPA BAY-140Ov 7,-115-150Ov 7,-110
930CHICAGO CUBS+130Un 7,-105+140Un 7,-110
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
TAMPA BAY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games57-59-15.655-553.90.2550.3243.90.2390.301
Road Games30-27+2.324-303.60.2450.3094.00.2480.313
vs Left-handed Starters14-17-6.615-123.90.2530.3174.50.2560.319
Past 7 Games4-3+1.73-34.60.2670.3333.10.2380.305
Grass Games30-24+5.422-293.60.2440.3083.80.2420.307
Day Games23-20-1.419-214.10.2510.3244.00.2290.290
Interleague10-9-2.47-113.20.2350.3043.40.2160.261
TAMPA BAY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2550.32411639481005308880.0244040580249881116556158
Road Games3.60.2450.309571966481159480.022021844061941057343425
Lefty Starters3.90.2530.31731107127191280.03120101231723135121711
TAMPA BAY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.541.214365.71491443063613837117-17271073%
Road Games3.561.297172716814818751806-817577.3%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games49-66-9.559-493.90.2390.2974.30.2480.312
Home Games25-29-428-253.90.2380.3004.10.2360.303
vs Right-handed Starters34-54-15.245-373.70.2320.2894.30.2480.313
Past 7 Games3-4-0.23-24.00.2370.3085.10.2770.318
Grass Games49-66-9.559-493.90.2390.2974.30.2480.312
Day Games23-32-5.628-243.60.2360.2914.00.2360.294
Interleague5-8-1.23-93.70.2250.2803.80.2510.313
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2390.29711539479453261080.034323219994776188669489
Home Games3.90.2380.300541800429151450.022011584712034937314142
Righty Starters3.70.2320.289882998695238780.033142427753658355516573
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.631.251369.31621493142414834715-22221559.5%
Home Games3.941.309178867815613771758-1212860%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
TAMPA BAY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/27/2014ARCHER(R)BOSTONWEBSTER(R)2-3L-1357.5 unU570680
7/28/2014ODORIZZI(R)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)2-1W-1407 unU660320
7/29/2014COBB(R)MILWAUKEEGARZA(R)5-1W-1557 unU850320
7/30/2014PRICE(L)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)0-5L-1657 unU771970
8/1/2014HELLICKSON(R)LA ANGELSSHOEMAKER(R)3-5L-1107.5 unO12901071
8/2/2014ARCHER(R)LA ANGELSWILSON(L)10-3W-1157.5 unO1690881
8/3/2014ODORIZZI(R)LA ANGELSWEAVER(R)5-7L-1107.5 unO101201280
8/4/2014COBB(R)@ OAKLANDSAMARDZIJA(R)2-3L1257 unU67110182
8/5/2014SMYLY(L)@ OAKLANDHAMMEL(R)0-3L1157.5 unU79310100
8/6/2014HELLICKSON(R)@ OAKLANDGRAY(R)7-3W1807 evO13110431
8/8/2014ARCHER(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSWADA(L)4-3W-1257 ovP973860
8/9/2014ODORIZZI(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)4-0W-1357 unU650551
8/10/2014COBB(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L) 
8/11/2014SMYLY(L)@ TEXASLEWIS(R) 
8/12/2014HELLICKSON(R)@ TEXASTEPESCH(R) 
8/13/2014ARCHER(R)@ TEXASMIKOLAS(R) 
8/14/2014ODORIZZI(R)@ TEXASDARVISH(R) 
8/15/2014COBB(R)NY YANKEESMCCARTHY(R) 
8/16/2014SMYLY(L)NY YANKEESKURODA(R) 
8/17/2014 NY YANKEES  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/27/2014HENDRICKS(R)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)0-1L+1457.5 ovU670950
7/28/2014WADA(L)COLORADOFLANDE(L)4-1W-1407.5 unU830651
7/29/2014JACKSON(R)COLORADODE LA ROSA(L)4-3W+1007.5 ovU121619120
7/30/2014WOOD(L)COLORADOANDERSON(L)4-6L+1007.5 unO14701291
7/31/2014ARRIETA(R)COLORADOHERNANDEZ(L)3-1W-2008.5 ovU640560
8/1/2014HENDRICKS(R)@ LA DODGERSHAREN(R)8-2W1357.5 unO1392431
8/2/2014WADA(L)@ LA DODGERSRYU(L)2-5L1757 unP131201180
8/3/2014JACKSON(R)@ LA DODGERSBECKETT(R)7-3W1758 unO10100940
8/5/2014WOOD(L)@ COLORADOANDERSON(L)6-5W11510 unO88015121
8/6/2014ARRIETA(R)@ COLORADOLYLES(R)4-13L-1259.5 ovO8501640
8/7/2014HENDRICKS(R)@ COLORADOFLANDE(L)6-2W11010.5 unU820761
8/8/2014WADA(L)TAMPA BAYARCHER(R)3-4L+1157 ovP860973
8/9/2014JACKSON(R)TAMPA BAYODORIZZI(R)0-4L+1257 unU551650
8/10/2014WOOD(L)TAMPA BAYCOBB(R) 
8/11/2014ARRIETA(R)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R) 
8/12/2014HENDRICKS(R)MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R) 
8/13/2014WADA(L)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R) 
8/14/2014JACKSON(R)MILWAUKEEFIERS(R) 
8/15/2014WOOD(L)@ NY METSWHEELER(R) 
8/16/2014ARRIETA(R)@ NY METSNIESE(L) 
8/17/2014 @ NY METS  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (TAMPA BAY-CHICAGO CUBS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Rays-Cubs Preview* ===================

By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer

Tampa Bay (56-59) at Chicago (49-65), 2:20 p.m. EDT

Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said Saturday that he feels the club could make a viable push to the playoffs even without David Price. The Rays are bolstering that belief by continuing their solid pitching and their success away from home.

Alex Cobb will seek to lead Tampa Bay to its 20th win in 25 road games and a sweep of the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Sternberg said his hope every year is for Tampa Bay to play "meaningful" games in September. It didn't seem like that was much of a possibility when the Rays were 31-48 on June 24 but they were only two games below .500 when they traded their former AL Cy Young winner to Detroit on July 31.

They've won 26 of 37 and have taken three in a row after losing five of six. While it still has a sizable deficit to make up in the AL wild card race, Tampa Bay (57-59) has aided its cause with a 2.87 ERA in its last 44 games and has limited opponents to six runs and 17 hits in its three straight wins.

"We don't have a lot of room for error, which makes it a little unsettling," Sternberg told MLB's official website. "Two weeks from now, I would like to believe we're going to be playing meaningful games in the second part of September."

Jake Odorizzi and two relievers combined to allow five hits, walk none and strike out 15 - one shy of matching a season high - in a 4-0 win Saturday.

They fanned Cubs prospect Javier Baez three times, and Luis Valbuena struck out in all four at-bats. Baez is 2 for 9 with a double and seven strikeouts in the series after having as many home runs as strikeouts (three) in his first three major league games.

"In terms of results, I take it one step at a time," manager Rick Renteria said. "He wants to prove to the whole world he belongs here."

In his first start against the Cubs (49-66), Cobb (7-6, 3.52 ERA) will try for a career-high sixth consecutive win. The right-hander has a 2.72 ERA in his last seven starts, a 1.91 ERA in his past five and 26 strikeouts in his last 20 2-3 innings.

He was forced to work his way out of some early bases-loaded jams while going 5 2-3 innings in Oakland on Monday, and was charged with two runs, eight hits and four walks in a 3-2 loss in 10 innings.

"It's tough to be 100 percent sharp every game," Cobb said. "Every pitcher in the league, what makes the good ones good is when they don't have their best stuff, they're able to battle and compete until deep in the game."

The Cubs, winners of seven of 10 before this series, will try to help keep Travis Wood (7-9, 5.08) from matching the longest winless drought in his career. The left-hander hasn't won in nine starts since beating Philadelphia 3-0 on June 15.

He's 0-4 with a 6.10 ERA in his those past nine but was relatively solid Tuesday in Colorado, allowing three runs in six innings in a 6-5 victory in 12. Wood went 10 consecutive starts without a win from July 17-Sept. 2, 2012.

Wood is making his first start against Tampa Bay, winners in five in a row over the Cubs and seven of its last eight in interleague play.


Last Updated: 10/31/2014 5:07:57 PM EST


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