New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles Game 1 - 9/11/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles Game 1 - 9/11/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Orioles (20-22) at New York Yankees (22-21)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Alex Cobb (1-3) (4.33) vs. Gerrit Cole (4-3) (3.63)

The Line: New York Yankees / Baltimore Orioles --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees meet Friday in game one of an MLB doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. 

The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Orioles have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 straight games. The Orioles have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with 50 hits and 15 RBI while Anthony Santander and Renato Nunez have combined for 79 hits and 56 RBI. Alex Cobb gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.33 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Cobb is 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

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The New York Yankees need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Yankees have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Yankees have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 44 hits and 13 RBI while Luke Voit and Gio Urshela have combined for 67 hits and 53 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.63 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Cole is 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

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Alex Cobb has allowed 14 earned runs and 27 hits in his last 26 innings, and he's allowing a .245 batting average and .308 on base percentage on the season. Gerrit Cole has allowed 17 earned runs and 38 hits in his last 40.1 innings, and he's allowing a .218 batting average and .277 on base percentage on the season. The Baltimore Orioles are playing better baseball than the Yankees right now and just saw Cole last week, so they should have a better chance of hitting him. With that said, it's Cole on the mound, and the Yankees need to start winning if this season is going to come anywhere close to fulfilling expectations. 

I'll back the Yankees in this spot and take the RL to shave down what should be an insane ML price.

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