Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/1/14
Texas Rangers (37-44) at Baltimore Orioles (42-39)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Nick Martinez (R) (1-4) (5.543) vs. Pitcher TBA () (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -130 / Texas Rangers +110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, MASN
The Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles play game two of four on Tuesday night.
The Rangers continue their downward spiral by losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Rangers offense has been really struggling, scoring two or less runs in six of their last nine games. Those numbers aren’t going to get the job done when the Rangers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.53, 29th in the league. Adrian Beltre has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, but Alex Rios has just one RBI in his last 10 games. Nick Martinez gets the nod, and he’s 1-5 with a 4.65 ERA and has 28 strikeouts in 62 innings. This is Martinez’s second career start against the Orioles.
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The Orioles have won six of their last 10 games and are four games above .500. The Orioles offense is bringing in the runs more consistently, scoring 22 runs in their last four games. The Orioles have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Adam Jones has 17 hits in his last 10 games and Steve Pearce has five RBI in his last two games. T.J. McFarland takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA and has 16 strikeouts in 26.2 innings. McFarland is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three career games against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 4-14 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Martinezs last 5 starts. The Orioles are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. The Rangers are 7-4 in the last 11 meetings in Baltimore.
You have to back the home team in this one until the Rangers can get their act together. They're simply a hot mess lately and haven't shown any sign of turning it around.