Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Predcition 5/20/14
Baltimore Orioles (22-20) at Pittsburgh Pirates (18-25)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
Miguel Gonzalez (R) (1-3) (4.778) vs. Francisco Liriano (L) (0-3) (4.253)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -135 / Baltimore Orioles +125 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, ROOT-Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Tuesday at PNC Park for game one of their interleague series.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for answers and trying to stay alive in the NL Central race as thus far they have fallen short of what they have done in recent years. The Pirates are 12-11 at home this season, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are 8.5 games back in the National league Central. As a team the Pirates are hitting .245 with Andrew McCutchen hitting .301, Starling Marte hitting .264, and Gaby Sanchez hitting .259. The Pirates pitching staff has an ERA of 3.91 with the starters at 4.48 and the bullpen at 2.85. For game one of this series the Pirates start Francisco Liriano who has been a major disappointment this year. For the season Liriano has allowed 45 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 49 over 48.2 innings for a 0-3 record and a 4.25 ERA.
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The Baltimore Orioles have been in and out of first place in the AL East as they look to return to the post season after not making it last year. The Orioles are 13-10 on the road, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Orioles are hitting .259 with Nick Markakis hitting .289, Adam Jones hitting .282, and Nelson Cruz hitting .273. The Baltimore pitching staff has an ERA of 3.99 with the starters at 4.04 and the bullpen at 3.88. For game one at Pittsburgh the Oriole start Miguel Gonzalez who hasn’t won in over a month. For the season Gonzalez has allowed 43 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 35 over 39.2 innings for a 1-3 record and a 4.76 ERA.
With the total set at 7.5 I don’t see this one having any trouble going over. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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