Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles - 9/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (71-69) at Cleveland Indians (84-56)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
W Miley (8-11) (4.91) vs. Mike Clevinger (8-5) (3.50)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -180 / Baltimore Orioles +170 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOh, MASN
The Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians meet Friday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Orioles have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last eight games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Jonathan Schoop leads the Orioles with 164 hits and 102 RBI while Adam Jones and Manny Machado have combined for 300 hits and 159 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 8-11 with a 4.91 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Miley is 1-2 with a 5.03 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling while building on their 15-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 25 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven straight games. The Cleveland Indians have won 16 straight games when scoring more than one run. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 162 hits and 69 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana have combined for 282 hits and 146 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 3.50 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series, 3-10 in their last 13 Friday games and 5-2 in Mileys last 7 starts. The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League East, 4-0 in Clevingers last 4 home starts and 4-0 in Clevingers last 4 starts. The Orioles are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland, 10-4 in the last 14 meetings and the under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.
At this point it doesn't matter about pitching matchups or who the Indians are playing, they're as hot as any team has been all season and hasn't lost a game since August 23. Until Cleveland cools off and throws in a loss or two, I see no reason to fade this team. The Indians are too hot.