Rangers at Orioles - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (62-44) at Baltimore Orioles (58-45)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Y Darvish (2-2) (3.09) vs. D Bundy (3-3) (3.46)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles / Texas Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Rangers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 14 games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to produce, and they’ve won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 125 hits, Rougned Odor has 54 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 16 home runs. Yu Darvish gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.09 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Darvish’s first career game against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orioles have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four of their last six games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 4.29 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 121 hits, Jonathan Schoop has 59 RBI and Mark Trumbo has 30 home runs. Dylan Bundy takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Darvishs last 4 starts. The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 42-16 in their last 58 home games. The Rangers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Baltimore.
The Orioles have hit a rough patch lately while their pitching staff has been getting tagged a bit. Also, the Rangers continue to roll and are putting up tons of offense. With Darvish on the hill, Texas has to have the advantage in this matchup.