2019-09-10 18:05:00 EDT
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Baltimore Orioles meet in game one of a three game interleague set in MLB action from Camden Yards on Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to lock up the division with a win here after salvaging a 5-0 win against San Francisco in Sunday’s series finale. Corey Seager had a home run and three RBis while Matt Beaty went 2 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Enrique Hernandez and Russell Martin each had a base hit to round out the Dodgers’ offense as L.A. had just five hits as a team in the winning effort. Kenta Maeda got the win to improve to 9-8 on the year with four scoreless innings of relief and six strikeouts. Walker Buehler will start game one and is 12-3 with a 3.28 ERA and 190 strikeouts this season. This will be Buehler’s first career start against Baltimore.
The Baltimore Orioles will look to snap a five game losing streak after being swept by Texas over the weekend, including a 10-4 loss in Sunday’s series finale of the four game set. Pedro Severino had a double and two RBIs while Renato Nunez had a solo home run and Richie Martin added an RBI to make up Baltimore’s scoring in the loss. Hanser Alberto went 3 for 5 at the dish while Trey Mancini and Mark Trumbo each added a base hit as well to finish off Baltimore’s offense in the losing effort. Asher Wojciechowski took the loss, falling to 2-8 on the year after allowing four runs on six hits over just two innings of work. Ty Blach will start game one and is 1-2 with a 10.95 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. In his career, Blach is 4-2 with a 2.82 ERA and 31 strikeouts against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles is 6-0 in Buehler’s last 6 interleague starts and 16-5 in their last 21 interleague games against a team with a losing record while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 series opening matchups. Baltimore is 2-7 in their last 9 games against the NL West and 97-231 in their last 328 games overall while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 interleague home games.
The plus money with Baltimore is slightly tempting, but only because Blach has a decent history against the Dodgers and because Walker Buehler’s been a mixed bag on the road this season, posting an ERA over four on the road this season. However, Blach’s lone start at Camden saw him allow seven runs in four innings, and he’s been lit up more often than not in an Orioles uniform. Buehler’s had his issues on the road like we said, but he’s by far the better pitcher with the better team behind him. I’ll side with Los Angeles for a series opening victory, and to cut down the extremely heavy juice, I’ll take the Dodgers on the RL.