Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles - 9/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (71-69) at Cleveland Indians (84-56)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Gabriel Ynoa (1-0) (2.46) vs. J Tomlin (8-9) (5.20)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -179 / Baltimore Orioles +169 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
Out at Progressive Field on Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Friday opener, the Indians scored three times in the first inning on the way to a 5-0 shutout.
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For Saturday’s game, the Orioles will be starting RHP Gabriel Ynoa. In his 14.2 innings and 1-0 record this year, Ynoa has a 3.68 ERA with 13 Ks and three BBs.
Baltimore has a few interesting hitters this year. Jonathan Schoop came into this set with 164 hits, 86 runs, 31 homers and 102 RBI while Adam Jones had 152 hits, 77 runs, 26 homers and 68 RBI. Jones logged one hit on Friday; Schoop came up empty.
Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going with RHP Josh Tomlin in the start on Saturday. In his 116.0 innings and 8-9 record this year, Tomlin has a 5.20 ERA with 88 Ks and 13 BBs.
Cleveland has some big bats as well. Jose Ramirez entered this set on 162 hits, 93 runs, 25 homers and 69 RBI while Francisco Lindor managed 153 hits, 79 runs, 27 homers and 71 RBI. Ramirez is laid up with a sore wrist; Lindor had two hits and a run on Friday.
The Orioles are 4-0 in their last four during game two of a series and the under is 11-1 in Baltimore’s last 12 during game two of a series. The under is also 4-1-1 in the Orioles’ last six Saturday games and Baltimore is 7-3 in the last 10 versus the AL Central.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 4-0 in their last four during game two of a series and 4-0 in their last four Saturday games. Cleveland is also 4-1 in Tomlin’s last five starts and 2-6 in Tomlin’s last eight starts versus the AL East.
We haven’t seen a lot of Ynoa this year, as he’s only made one appearance since June—that one was 2.0 innings with one K and no earned against the Yankees. As for Tomlin, he’s been pretty solid lately, giving up more than two earned just once during his last five starts (and that was a three-earned victory in 7.0 innings). I like Tomlin to stay hot here so I’ll take the Indians.