New York Yankees (21-17) at Baltimore Orioles (17-21)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 1:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Masahiro Tanaka (1-1) (3.38) vs. Asher Wojciechowski (1-3) (5.17)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +188 / New York Yankees -205 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles meet Sunday in MLB action from Oriole Park.
This will be the fourth and final matchup in the weekend series between these American League East teams. Each squad got a victory in the doubleheader on Friday, Yankees 6-5 and Orioles 6-3. On Saturday in game three, the Orioles broke through with a 6-1 win to take the lead in the series. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Yankees’ offensive woes continued in the Saturday game, despite tying Baltimore with six hits apiece. Clint Frazier provided the only New York run with a solo homer in the eighth, and starting pitcher Gerrit Cole logged 6.0 innings, four hits, five runs (one earned), two walks and 10 Ks.
For the Sunday series finale, the Yankees will send out veteran Masahiro Tanaka. In his six starts this season, Tanaka is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 26.2 innings of work. Over his MLB career, Tanaka is 76-44 with a 3.74 ERA and 971 Ks in 1033.0 innings total.
Over on the Orioles’ side, Saturday starting pitcher Keagan Akin was great despite four walks with 5.1 innings, three hits and eight strikeouts. DJ Stewart was the breakout offensive force with two solo homers in the big victory.
For Sunday’s starting role, the Orioles are going with Asher Wojciechowski. In his seven starts this season, Wojciechowski is 1-3 with a 5.17 ERA and 29 Ks in 31.1 innings. Over his MLB career, Wojciechowski is 9-15 with a 5.66 ERA and 189 Ks in 192.1 innings overall.
The Yankees are 5-1 in their last six Sunday games and 9-3 in their last 12 during game four of a series. New York is 76-36 in their last 112 games as a favorite and the under is 5-2-1 in their last eight Sunday games.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 111-229 in their last 340 games on grass and 103-226 in their last 329 games as an underdog. Baltimore is 24-56 in their last 80 versus the American League East and 4-9 in their last 13 during game four of a series.
Pick: I’m tentatively going with the Yankees again here. Tanaka had a rough start to 2020, but has been able to rebound well with two runs in 11 innings in his last pair of starts. That said, Tanaka has a pretty shoddy 5.22 career ERA in Baltimore, so things could get hairy. As for Wojciechowski, he’s gone at least five innings in four of his seven starts this year and Baltimore will be looking to get some more length out of him in this one. It should be another close game, and if that's the case, who knows with the Yankees these days?