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4-56) will try to break their four-game losing streak on Tuesday when they host the San Francisco Giants (60-60) as large betting favorites at sportsbooks.The Dodgers blew a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning en route to a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Giants in the series opener on Monday http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authent ... nez-jersey , as their struggles continued without closer Kenley Jansen, who is being treated for an irregular heartbeat. MLB betting line: The Dodgers opened as -185 favorites (wager $185 to win $100); the total is at eight runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)MLB betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 6.3-2.6, Dodgers (MLB picks on every game)Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or at OddsShark.libsyn.com for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week's top sports betting news.Why the Giants can pay on the MLB linesSan Francisco hung in during the first game of the series and pulled off the late victory despite being dominated by Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw for eight innings. The Giants overcame nine strikeouts by the 30-year-old to win as big underdogs for the first time in the last five road meetings.San Francisco had dropped four straight at Dodger Stadium, according to the OddsShark MLB Database, and now sends Andrew Suarez (4-8, 4.64 ERA) to the mound. While the southpaw has been bad lately, this will be his first career start versus Los Angeles, and that could work in his favor due to unfamiliarity. Why the Dodgers can pay on the MLB linesThree of the four losses during their current skid have been decided by one run for the Dodgers, and the other was a simple implosion by their bullpen in the ninth to the Giants, particularly reliever Scott Alexander. It is doubtful bettors will see Alexander again here, and starting pitcher Alex Wood (7-6, 3.58 ERA) has been very good recently for Los Angeles.Even though Wood suffered a loss in his last outing, he allowed only one earned run in six innings of a 2-1 setback to the Houston Astros on August 3. The 27-year-old had gone 6-0 in his previous eight starts without surrendering more than three runs. Smart betting pickWood is coming off the 10-day disabled list in this spot after dealing with a hamstring injury, and the Dodgers are hoping he can pick up where he left off. He has gone 1-1 with a 2.29 ERA in three starts against San Francisco this year, with his opponent batting only .155 in his 19.2 innings over that period.Look for Los Angeles to bounce back behind Wood and end the team's losing streak as Suarez continues his struggles.MLB betting trendsThe total has gone under in 14 of San Francisco's last 21 games on the road.The total has gone under in four of San Francisco's last five games when playing Los Angeles.Los Angeles is 4-2 in its last six games when playing at home against San Francisco.All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. You can also download the free odds tracker app. Bryce Harper meets with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the very next day, a Brinks truck is parked right outside the team’s spring training complex.Coincidence or correlation?With the first full week of exhibition games on deck, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed he joined club executives in meeting with Harper in Las Vegas on Sunday night.Roberts said it was a good session and gave the sides a chance to “get to know each other.” Roberts says the Dodgers were “vetting a certain process.”Harper has been connected to the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants during a second consecutive slow free-agent market for the sport. Manny Machado, the other top free agent this winter Victor Martinez Jersey , signed a $300 million, 10-year deal with the San Diego Padres on Thursday.The 26-year-old Harper was the 2015 NL MVP and made six All-Star teams in seven big league seasons with the Washington Nationals. He batted .249 with 34 home runs, 100 RBIs and an .889 OPS last season.FROM AROUND THE GRAPEFRUIT AND CACTUS LEAGUESBRAVES 9, NATIONALS 4Patrick Corbin, who signed a $140 million, six-year contract, made the 2½-hour bus ride to start for Washington. He allowed one hit in two innings, struck out two and walked none.Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer. Catcher Alex Jackson, the sixth overall pick by Seattle in 2014, doubled and drove in two runs for Atlanta.Juan Soto doubled and drove in two runs for the Nats.METS 3, ASTROS 3, 9 INNINGSJustin Verlander pitched two perfect innings, striking out one and getting five flyball outs. Reaching 96 mph, Verlander threw 20 of 25 pitches for strikes, concentrating on his changeup and pitching inside to right-handed batters.New York’s Noah Syndergaard opened with three consecutive 98 mph fastballs and allowed first-inning hits to George Springer and Josh Reddick. Syndergaard struck out the final two hitters of his two-inning outing, including Robinson Chirinos on a 99 mph fastball.David Thompson hit a three-run homer off Houston’s Kent Emanuel.YANKEES 3, BLUE JAYS 0James Paxton made his Yankees debut, working two innings and combining with five relievers on a one-hitter. Troy Tulowitzki went deep in his first at-bat as a Yankee, homering off former Toronto teammates Marcus Stroman. Aaron Judge doubled in his spring training debut.Stroman gave up two homers in his spring debut for Toronto. Teoscar Hernandez, considered a project for new manager Charlie Montoyo, collected the lone hit, then promptly stole second.TWINS 7 http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authent ... nez-jersey , ORIOLES 1Mike Yastrzemski, a 28-year-old grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski who has played six seasons in the minor leagues, entered in the sixth inning for the Orioles. He played center field and flied out in his only at-bat.Byron Buxton singled, doubled and homered to drive in five runs for Minnesota.Eric Young Jr. homered for Baltimore.TIGERS (SS) 3, CARDINALS 3, 9 INNINGSMiguel Cabrera singled and drove in a run for the Tigers. Daz Cameron, a 22-year-old son of former major league center fielder Mike Cameron, started in center field and went 1 for 2 with a double.Jose Martinez, the son of Carlos Martinez, walked and singled for St. Louis.PHILLIES 12, TIGERS (SS) 7Jean Segura, acquired in a December trade with Seattle, had two hits and scored twice. Philadelphia newcomers Andrew McCutcheon and J.T. Realmuto each singled and scored a run. James Pazos, obtained along with Segura trade, won in relief.Jordan Zimmermann struck out four in two innings the Tigers. Christin Stewart, selected 34th overall by in the 2015 amateur draft, homered.MARLINS 5, RAYS 0Jon Berti, a non-roster invitee, tripled for Miami. Austin Dean had two hits and two RBIs.Brandon Lowe and Joe McCarthy each had two hits for Tampa Bay.PIRATES 4, RED SOX 3Pittsburgh starter Jordan Lyles pitched two innings, giving up a solo home run to Bryce Brentz. Melky Cabrera doubled for Pittsburgh.ROCKIES 12 James McCann Jersey , ROYALS 5Mark Reynolds hit a grand slam for Colorado. Bubba Starling hit a pair of solo home runs and Jorge Soler also connected for Kansas City.RANGERS 11, INDIANS 5Mike Minor, a 12-game winner last year, started for Texas and gave up a home run in two innings. Danny Santana tripled and drove in two runs.Trevor Bauer worked three innings in his spring debut for the Indians.WHITE SOX 4, GIANTS 4, 9 INNINGSChicago starter Manny Banuelos struck out four in two innings. Yoan Moncada had two hits, drove in a run and scored.Derek Holland had a rough one-inning spring debut, allowing three runs on three hits for San Francisco. Drew Pomeranz threw two innings out of the bullpen, giving up a pair of hits and striking out two. Yangervis Solarte homered.DODGERS 11, CUBS (SS) 2Justin Turner homered and drove in three runs with three hits, scoring three times for Los Angeles.Trent Giambrone doubled and homered for Chicago.CUBS (SS) 6, PADRES 4Wil Myers singled and highly regarded shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. had a hit and scored a run. Ty France, drafted in the 34th round out of San Diego State, homered.Willson Contreras hit a three-run homer for the Cubs and Jon Lester struck out three in his two-inning spring debut.ANGELS 4, BREWERS 3Jarrett Parker homered and walked twice for the Angels. Julian Leon doubled and drove in two runs.Third baseman Cory Spangenberg, starting at short, homered for the Brewers.MARINERS 11, REDS 3Yusei Kikuchi made his spring training debut, working two innings for Seattle. The nine-year Japanese league veteran lefty struck out Joey Votto on a 2-2 curveball the veteran slugger missed. Edwin Encarnacion doubled and 2016 first-round draft pick Kyle Lewis homered. Domingo Santana added a two-run homer for the Mariners.Cincinnati starter Alex Wood gave up three runs in one inning.DIAMONDBACKS 4, ATHLETICS 3Zack Greinke made his spring debut and worked two clean innings for Arizona.Dustin Fowler homered and Cliff Pennington and Nick Martini each had two hits for Oakland.

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