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How to watch, what to watch for on April 13th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Tuesday, April 13th in the 2021 MLB season.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber throws a pitch during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

After two games were postponed on Monday, we’ll have two double-headers on Tuesday! The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets got rained out in NYC and will similarly have a day-night two-headed dragon of baseball. Same goes for the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles after rain postponed their game. So that gives us a grand total of 17 baseball games ... Sheesh. Let’s get into the slate a bit. The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins also had a game postponed on Tuesday but will opt not to play twice right away.

Best Games To Watch

Game 1 or 2 of the Red Sox-Twins series will be fun. Boston entered Monday on a six-game winning streak. The Sox will send out Martin Perez and will look to stay perfect on the road this season. JD Martinez is making an early bid for AL MVP, batting nearly .500 with 5 HRs and 16 RBI early in the season.

The second game in the Phils-Mets matchup Tuesday features two pretty decent starters in Aaron Nola and Marcus Stroman. The Mets offense hasn’t gotten things going this season, scoring three or fewer runs in four of five games. We could see a ton of runs in the first game and not so many in Game 2. A Nola vs. Stroman pitcher’s duel wouldn’t be a bad night cap.

The final matchup to highlight on our calendars is a AL Cy Young duel. Shane Bieber vs. Lucas Giolito. Bieber is the reigning Cy Young winner in the American League and Giolito is looking to get in on some of that. The White Sox ace has allowed 5 ER through two starts but also has 18 Ks in 11.1 IP. Bieber has also allowed some runs this season through two starts but also has 12 Ks in each of them. This could just be nothing but a filthy strikeout-fest.

Fantasy Spotlight

Tyler Naquin ($4,200) entered Monday tied for the League lead with 5 HRs this season. The Cincinnati Reds have sort of surprised everyone by being the best offense through the first few series of 2021. That offense has struggled a bit the past three games, but Naquin is still affordable and at the top of the order. He’ll continue to be a chalk play, but that’s fine with Kevin Gausman on the hill for the Giants. We still aren’t buying his impressive start to the season. Perhaps facing a tougher offense will turn Gausman back into a gas can.

Rookie to Watch

With Ke’Bryan Hayes on the injured list for the Pittsburgh Pirates, it’s been another rookie the Bucs who has stepped up. INF Phillip Evans is leading the team in batting at .406 and has 3 HRs, 5 RBI and 24 total bases through 9 games this season. Despite Pittsburgh starting the season 3-7, Evans has been one of the bright spots.

MLB Betting Splits, April 13

Teams Run Line % Handle % Bets Total Runs % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Run Line % Handle % Bets Total Runs % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
SD Padres -1.5 95% 95% Over 7.5 41% 39% -245 72% 91%
PIT Pirates +1.5 5% 5% Under 7.5 59% 61% +210 28% 9%
SEA Mariners G2 +1.5 1% 42% Over 7.0 44% 55% +115 52% 62%
BAL Orioles G2 -1.5 99% 58% Under 7.0 56% 45% -134 48% 38%
NY Yankees +1.5 59% 55% Over 9.0 41% 33% -105 66% 57%
TOR Blue Jays -1.5 41% 45% Under 9.0 59% 67% -112 34% 43%
PHI Phillies G2 -1.5 71% 70% Over 5.0 57% 82% -124 53% 54%
NY Mets G2 +1.5 29% 30% Under 5.0 43% 18% +107 47% 46%
TEX Rangers +1.5 20% 20% Over 7.5 24% 51% +148 17% 18%
TB Rays -1.5 80% 80% Under 7.5 76% 49% -177 83% 82%
MIA Marlins +1.5 12% 17% Over 8.0 34% 37% +150 29% 22%
ATL Braves -1.5 88% 83% Under 8.0 66% 63% -177 71% 78%
CHI Cubs +1.5 31% 43% Over 7.5 24% 34% +123 48% 47%
MIL Brewers -1.5 69% 57% Under 7.5 76% 66% -143 52% 53%
WAS Nationals +1.5 57% 53% Over 7.0 19% 34% +102 69% 67%
STL Cardinals -1.5 43% 47% Under 7.0 81% 66% -120 31% 33%
CLE Indians +1.5 42% 43% Over 6.5 21% 33% -106 56% 42%
CHI White Sox -1.5 58% 57% Under 6.5 79% 67% -110 44% 58%
DET Tigers +1.5 7% 12% Over 9.0 47% 26% +160 13% 18%
HOU Astros -1.5 93% 88% Under 9.0 53% 74% -190 87% 82%
LA Angels -1.5 72% 72% Over 8.5 51% 43% -148 75% 71%
KC Royals +1.5 28% 28% Under 8.5 49% 57% +125 25% 29%
CIN Reds 0 74% 79% Over 7.5 34% 45% -108 78% 76%
SF Giants 0 26% 21% Under 7.5 66% 55% -108 22% 24%
COL Rockies +1.5 8% 5% Over 7.5 48% 58% +265 22% 10%
LA Dodgers -1.5 92% 95% Under 7.5 52% 42% -335 78% 90%

MLB regular season schedule for Tuesday, April 13th

If no streaming option is listed, game is available on MLB.tv pending blackout restrictions.

Red Sox vs. Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Athletics vs. Diamondbacks, 3:40 p.m. ET
Padres vs. Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Orioles, Game 1, 4:05 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Orioles, Game 2, 7:05 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET
Phillies vs. Mets, Game 1, 4:10 p.m. ET
Phillies vs. Mets, Game 2, 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN
Rangers vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET
Marlins vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET
Angels vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET
Indians vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
Tigers vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Reds vs. Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET, ESPN
Rockies vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

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