Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles - 5/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (27-20) at Cleveland Indians (26-21)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
C Tillman (6-1) (2.61) vs. Mike Clevinger (0-1) (8.71)
The Line: Cleveland Indians +109 / Baltimore Orioles -119 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, MASN2, WJZ
On Sunday evening from Progressive Field, the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians will clash once again.
This will be the third and final game of the weekend set. On Friday in the opener, the Orioles managed a 6-4 win. In Saturday’s matchup, the Indians blew out Baltimore 11-4.
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For Sunday’s game, the Orioles will be whipping out right-hander Chris Tillman. Across 10 starts and a 6-1 record this year, Tillman holds a 2.61 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP in 58.2 total innings. On Tuesday in a no-decision against the Astros, Tillman logged just two runs in seven innings.
The Orioles offense is a pretty formidable group of hitters. Manny Machado has shot out to 61 hits with 37 runs, 13 homers and 29 RBI this year. Mark Trumbo has a team-high 15 homers with 35 runs, 55 hits and 27 RBI. Trumbo bagged three hits Saturday. Jonathan Schoop is coming along nicely with 46 hits, 18 runs, eight homers and 28 RBI.
On the other side, the Indians will be giving right-hander Mike Clevinger the start on Sunday. In his two starts and 0-1 record this year, Clevinger has posted a bloated 8.71 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP in 10.1 innings. In a loss to the White Sox Monday his last time out, Clevinger was smoked for six runs in five innings.
The Cleveland hitters definitely have some talent. Francisco Lindor leads the way on 59 hits, 32 runs and 22 RBI. Jason Kipnis holds 51 hits with 26 runs and 27 RBI. Mike Napoli has slapped nine home runs with 34 RBI, 39 hits and 30 runs. Napoli had two RBI and two runs on Saturday.
The Orioles are 1-4 in their last five Sunday games, and 4-0 in Tillman’s last four starts in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 7-1 in their last seven home games against a team with a winning record, and 2-4 in their last five games against a right-handed starter.
I can’t trust Clevinger for much of anything right now, so I’ll take Tillman and the Orioles for a victory here.