New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/25/14
Baltimore Orioles (93-63) at New York Yankees (81-75)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Kevin Gausman (R) (7-7) (3.572) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (R) (11-9) (3.769)
The Line: New York Yankees -144 / Baltimore Orioles +134 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, YES, MLB Network
Derek Jeter will play the last home game of his career when the New York Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.
The Baltimore Orioles have won seven of their last 10 games and continue to build momentum heading into the playoffs. The Orioles continue to get the job done with the bat, producing four or more runs in 11 of their last 17 games. The O’s have won 14 straight when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz has seven hits in this series and Nick Markakis has five RBIs in his last two games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.44, which is seventh in the majors. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 3.57 ERA and has 83 strikeouts in 108.1 innings. Gausman is 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA in seven career games against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees have won five of their last eight games and are four games above .500. Despite allowing 14 runs in the first three games of this series, the Yankees have allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games overall. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 3.70, which is 18th in the majors, and they’ve won five straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Derek Jeter has hit in seven of his last eight games and Mark Teixeira has hit in six of his last eight games. Starting is Hiroki Kuroda, who is 11-9 with a 3.77 ERA and has 137 strikeouts in 191 innings. Kuroda is 3-3 with a 2.88 ERA in 10 career starts against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 5-1 in Gausmans last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record and 1-5 in Gausmans last 6 starts overall. The Yankees are 4-1 in Kurodas last 5 home starts vs. a team with a winning record and 4-9 in Kurodas last 13 starts with 5 days of rest. The Yankees are 4-1 in Kurodas last 5 home starts vs. Orioles.
One would think the Yankees are going to do whatever they can to send Jeter out with a victory. I don't mind paying the juice here.