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Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/11/14

New York Yankees (46-45) at Baltimore Orioles (50-41)

MLB Baseball: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)

Hiroki Kuroda (R) (6-6) (4.198) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (R) (3-8) (4.515)

The Line: Baltimore Orioles -125 / New York Yankees +115 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, YES

The Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees face off on Friday at Camden Yards for game one of their pivotal AL East series.

The Baltimore Orioles lead the AL East with their recent strong play when most of their division was stumbling. The Orioles are 24-22 at home, 8-2 at home, and they are coming off of a win on Thursday against the Nationals. As a team the Orioles are hitting .267 with Adam Jones hitting .304, Nick Markakis is hitting .291, and Nelson Cruz is hitting .291. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.89 with the starters at 4.14 and the bullpen at 3.88. For game one against the Yankees the Orioles start Miguel Gonzalez who has lost two of his last three decisions. For the season Gonzalez has allowed 91 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 64 over 81 innings for a 4-5 record and a 4.22 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/11/14

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The New York Yankees are trying to make Derek Jeter’s final season one that they make the post season but they have plenty of work ahead if they are going to make that happen. The Yankees are 28-22 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss in Cleveland on Thursday. As a team the Yankees are hitting .252 with Ichiro Suzuki hitting .302, Brett Gardener hitting .285, and Jacoby Ellsbury hitting .284. The Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 3.99 with the starters at 4.05 and the bullpen at 3.88. For Friday’s game the Yankees start Hiroki Kuroda who has won two of his last three starts. For the season Kuroda has allowed 115 hits and 51 earned runs while striking out 77 over 109.1 innings for a 6-6 record and a 4.20 ERA.

Baltimore is 9-2 in their last 11 games, 11-5 as a favorite, and 17-6 in Gonzalez’s last 23 home starts. New York is 8-2 in game one of a series, 0-5 against the AL East, and 4-11 in Kuroda’s last 15 road starts. New York is 1-4 in the last five meetings of these two.

We have two teams who swing the bat and two pitchers who get hit and that makes my free play the 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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