Orioles vs. Rangers - 6/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (38-38) at Baltimore Orioles (41-34)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
C Lewis (7-3) (4.10) vs. M Gonzalez (6-4) (3.58)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -141 / Texas Rangers +131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, MASN2
The Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Texas Rangers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Rangers have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 102 hits and 48 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 60 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost five of their last eight road games. Colby Lewis gets the ball, and he’s 7-3 with a 4.10 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Lewis is 1-4 with a 6.35 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Orioles have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 91 hits and 43 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 82 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last six home games. Miguel Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.58 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-11 in Lewis' last 16 starts with 4 days of rest. The Orioles are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Gonzalezs last 7 starts. The Rangers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Baltimore and 2-11 in the last 13 meetings overall.
Lewis has allowed three or less earned runs in seven of his last 10 starts, giving the Rangers chances to win games. I'll take that. However, I'm taking the runline here just to give us some insurance.