Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/12/14
New York Yankees (46-45) at Baltimore Orioles (50-41)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Shane Greene (R) (1-0) (3.000) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (R) (3-8) (4.515)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -135 / New York Yankees +125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, MASN, WJZ
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles play Saturday afternoon.
The Yankees have lost four of their last seven games and are sitting at .500. The Yankees inconsistent offense continues to hurt them, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in eight of their last 14 games. The Yankees have lost 11 straight games when scoring less than four runs. Mark Teixeira has six RBI in his last eight games and Jacoby Ellsbury has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. The Yankees have an ERA of 3.99. Starting is Shane Greene, who is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA and has three strikeouts in 6.1 innings. This is Greene’s first career game against the Orioles.
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The Orioles have won five of their last six games and are 10 games above a .500 record. While offense continues to lead the way, the Orioles have allowed three or less runs in five of their last eight games. Overall, the Orioles have an ERA of 3.88. Offensively, Nelson Cruz has eight RBI in his last 10 games and Steve Pearce has crossed the plate 10 times in his last 10 games. Chris Tillman takes the mound, and he’s 7-4 with a 4.11 ERA and has 70 strikeouts in 111.2 innings. Tillman is 5-4 with a 5.83 ERA in 11 career starts against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Orioles are 4-0 in Tillmans last 4 starts and 5-2 in Tillmans last 7 starts vs. American League East. The Orioles are 5-1 in Tillmans last 6 starts vs. Yankees.
The Orioles are playing better baseball and Tillman has had success against the Yankees in the past. I'm taking the home team.