Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/14
New York Yankees (61-57) at Baltimore Orioles (68-50)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Michael Pineda (R) (2-2) (1.830) vs. Chris Tillman (R) (9-5) (3.607)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -138 / New York Yankees +128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, MASN, ESPN
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles play Wednesday night on ESPN.
The Yankees have lost three in a row and are four games above a .500 record. The issue for the Yankees continues to be an inconsistent offense, as they’ve produced three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored only four runs in their last three games combined. Brett Gardner has hit safely in seven of his last nine games and Derek Jeter has a hit in nine of his last 10 games. The Yankees have an ERA of 3.88, which is 20th in the majors. Michael Pineda takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA and has 15 strikeouts in 19.2 innings. Pineda is 0-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two career starts against the Orioles.
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The Orioles are 8-3 in the month of August and 18 games above .500. The Orioles offense continues to explode, producing 36 runs in their last four games. The Orioles have won 11 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz has six RBIs in his last three games and Adam Jones has eight hits in his last four games. The Orioles have an ERA of 3.66, which is 15th in the majors. Starting is Chris Tillman, who is 9-5 with a 3.73 ERA and has 102 strikeouts in 149.2 innings. Tillman is 5-5 with a 5.64 ERA in 12 career starts against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 4-11 in their last 15 vs. American League East. The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 7-3 in Tillman's last 10 starts overall. The Yankees are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Baltimore.
The Yankees need this win to stay in the playoff chase and it's likely that the day off helped them regroup during their minor losin streak. I like the Yanks to get the big win on the road.