Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Free Pick 9/12/13
New York Yankees (78-68) at Baltimore Orioles (77-68)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
David Huff (L) (0-1) (24.324) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (L) (7-7) (3.824)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -174 / New York Yankees +164 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB, MASN, YES
The Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees face off on Thursday at Camden Yards as they close out their series.
The Baltimore Orioles have sunk in the standings and after losing again on Wednesday they are now behind the Yankees in the A.L. playoff race. On Wednesday Danny Valencia had four hits, Brian Roberts had three hits, and Manny Machado and Nate McLouth had two hits each as the Orioles scored four runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Scott Feldman allowed three hits and three runs over 7.2 innings to not get a decision as Tommy Hunter took the loss to fall to 4-4 on the season. For Thursday’s game the Orioles start Wei-Yin Chen who is 7-7 on the year with a 3.82 ERA and 0-1 in his last three starts with a 8.56 ERA.
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The New York Yankees haven’t given up yet and hey are now just a game out of the AL Wildcard race. On Wednesday Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, and Curtis Granderson all hit home runs as the Yankees scored five runs on six hits. Andy Pettitte allowed nine hits and three runs while striking out three over 6.1 innings to not get a decision as David Robertson got the win and Mariano Rivera earned his 43rd save. For Thursday’s game the Yankees start Phil Hughes who is 4-13 on the 5.11 ERA for the season and 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA in his last three starts.
Baltimore is 4-11 against the AL East, 0-4 against a right-handed starter, and 6-2 in Chen’s last eight starts. New York is 7-3 against a left-handed starter, 5-1 in game four of a series, and 6-13 in Hughes last 19 starts. New York is 3-6 in their last nine games in Baltimore.
The Orioles are free falling so taking them as a favorite just isn’t an option for me right now.