Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/17/14
Baltimore Orioles (69-52) at Cleveland Indians (62-60)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Kevin Gausman (R) (6-4) (3.896) vs. Danny Salazar (R) (4-5) (4.883)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -118 / Baltimore Orioles +108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, WJZ, STO
The Cleveland Indians look to sweep the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles are 5-3 in their last eight games but haven’t had much success in this series. The Orioles have scored just one run in the first two games against the Indians and have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and J.J. Hardy has 14 hits in his last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.64, which is 15th in the majors. Starting is Kevin Gausman, who is 6-4 with a 3.90 ERA and has 46 strikeouts in 67 innings. This will be Gausman’s second career game against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last six games and are two games above .500. The Indians pitching staff has allowed three or less runs in six straight games. Overall, the Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.76, which is 17th in the majors, and they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Michael Brantley has nine RBIs in his last 10 games and Carlos Santana has three hits in this series. Danny Salazar gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.88 ERA and has 69 strikeouts in 62.2 innings. This is Salazar’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-1 in Gausmans last 5 road starts and 8-3 in Gausmans last 11 starts overall. The Indians are 4-1 in Salazars last 5 home starts and 5-2 in Salazars last 7 starts overall.
We're getting plus money with the Baltimore Orioles, which also happen to be the better team. I like B-more to avoid the sweep.