Baltimore Orioles (20-25) at New York Yankees (25-21)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
John Means (1-3) (6.58) vs. J.A. Happ (1-2) (4.31)
The Line: New York Yankees -185 / Baltimore Orioles +170 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees meet Sunday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Orioles have scored two runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Orioles have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with 52 hits and 15 RBI while Renato Nunez and Anthony Santander have combined for 80 hits and 56 RBI. John Means gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 6.58 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Means is 1-2 with a 9.39 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Yankees hav scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Yankees have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 48 hits and 14 RBI while Luke Voit and Gio Urshela have combined for 71 hits and 60 RBI. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.31 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Happ is 9-7 with a 3.76 ERA and 144 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games, 83-183 in their last 266 games following a loss and 60-139 in their last 199 road games. The Yankees are 64-20 in their last 84 games as a home favorite, 71-26 in their last 97 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games. The over is 7-3 in Orioles last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Yankees last 5 overall. The Orioles are 16-36 in the last 52 meetings in New York and 14-43 in the last 57 meetings.
John Means has allowed five runs and 11 hits in his last 11.1 innings while J.A. Happ has allowed six runs and 12 hits in his last 11.1 innings. Happ at this price isn't a wise bet, but he's pitching for a Yankees team that seems to have turned things around and needs to keep winning to improve their playoff chances. The Baltimore Orioles look more and more like the team we expected to see from the start, and that offense has been rough this week. I'll back the Yanks and the RL here, as backing the O's isn't an option right now.