New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick-Odds-Prediction - 6/22/14
Baltimore Orioles (37-35) at New York Yankees (39-33)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Chris Tillman (R) (5-4) (4.607) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (R) (11-1) (1.987)
The Line: New York Yankees -189 / Baltimore Orioles +179 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SNY
The Baltimore Orioles conclude their weekend series with the New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon.
Baltimore is in a heated battle with the Yankees for second in the AL East and had their rivals dead to rights Friday before before a late inning bullpen meltdown cost them. There was no hangover from that disappointment as the Orioles made sure this didn't get away with a 6-1 victory. Bud Norris picked up the win with the lone run plated on a solo homer over five innings while three relievers held the Yanks off the board. The offense played the power game with Adam Jones, Steve Pearce, Nelson Cruz and JJ Hardy slamming homers. The Orioles send Chris Tillman to the bump in the series finale' against the Yankees. Tillman has struggled in 2014 with a 5-4 record and 4.82 ERA but the team is 9-5 in his starts.
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The surging Yankees have won eight of ten to make first place Toronto squirm in the American League East. The Bronx Bombers might be putting the squeeze on the Blue Jays but now the Orioles are putting the squeeze on them following Saturday's defeat. Starter Vidal Nuno had issues keeping the ball in the yard with three homers and five runs plated through 6.1 innings. There was no late thunder in the New York bats which managed seven hits and a trio of bases on balls with Mark Texiera providing the scoring with his 12th long ball of 2014 that cut the Baltimore lead to 3-1 in the 4th. The Yankees give Sunday's start to Masahiro Tanaka who faces Baltimore for the second time in 2014. Tanaka brings an 11-1 record and 1.99 ERA to the table with a 0.95 WHIP.
Tillman has really struggled in 2014 and is better then he has shown while Tanaka has been a nightmare for opposing hitters. If things continue to play out as they have I believe Tanaka and the Yanks are the choice...