Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/25/14
Cleveland Indians (23-26) at Baltimore Orioles (24-22)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
Trevor Bauer (R) (1-1) (2.250) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (R) (2-3) (4.534)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -138 / Cleveland Indians +128 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Net, STO, MASN2, WJZ
The Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles will wrap up a four-game series on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.
The Indians have taken two of the first three games in this series and have won five of their last six games overall. Still two games below a .500 record, the Indians are absolutely crushing the ball, scoring a combined 21 runs in this series. The Indians are seventh in the league in runs scored and 20-6 when scoring more than three runs this season. Michael Brantley has a 10-game hitting streak and Carlos Santana has scored four runs in this series. Getting the nod Sunday will be Trevor Bauer, who is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and has 13 strikeouts in 12 innings. This will be Bauer’s first career game against the Orioles.
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The Orioles have lost five of their last seven games and are one loss away from becoming a .500 ball club. As has been the case for much of the season, the Orioles pitching has been terrible. Ranked 21st in ERA, the Orioles have allowed eight or more runs in four of their last six games. The Orioles offense has also been inconsistent, as they were shutout in Saturday’s loss and struck out 11 times. However, Nelson Cruz does have four hits and two RBI in this series. Getting the ball is Miguel Gonzalez, who is 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA and has 42 strikeouts in 45.2 innings. Gonzalez is 2-0 with a 3.06 ERA in two career starts against the Indians.
The Indians are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series and 4-11 in their last 15 road games. The Orioles are 16-5 in Gonzalez's last 21 home starts and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series.
The Indians are tearing the cover off the ball and the Orioles can't keep runs off the board. Getting plus money with the team that's playing much better baseball seems like the way to go. Here's to hoping the Indians stay hot.