Rangers vs. Orioles - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (63-63) at Texas Rangers (65-61)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
K Gausman (2-5) (4.30) vs. C Hamels (7-8) (3.82)
The Line: Texas Rangers -140 / Baltimore Orioles +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orioles have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Orioles have lost nine straight when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 147 hits and 65 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 157 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five of their last six road games. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.30 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rangers have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 150 hits and 71 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 89 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last eight home games. Cole Hamels takes the hill, and he’s 7-8 with a 3.82 ERA and 160 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Gausmans last 4 starts. The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Orioles are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings.
The Orioles look like a team that's run out of gas. Meanwhile, the Rangers look like a team that thinks it can reach the postseason and is playing with great confidence. Add Hamels on the hill, and the home team wins this one.