Orioles vs. Rays - 9/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (64-66) at Baltimore Orioles (63-67)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
D Smyly (1-2) (3.81) vs. C Tillman (9-9) (4.31)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -130 / Tampa Bay Rays +120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles play game two Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Rays have lost six of their last nine when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 129 hits and 58 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 84 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won four of their last five road games. Drew Smyly gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.82 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Orioles have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Orioles have lost 13 straight when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 150 hits and 66 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 159 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five straight home games. Chris Tillman takes the hill, and he’s 9-9 with a 4.58 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 5-8 with a 3.87 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 8-2 in Smylys last 10 starts. The Orioles are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 6-1 in Tillmans last 7 home starts. The Orioles are 2-5 in Tillmans last 7 home starts vs. Rays.
The Orioles have to snap this losing streak eventually and Tillman has had great success this season at home. Give me Baltimore to stop the bleeding for the OK chalk.