Baltimore Orioles (42-92) vs. New York Yankees (78-57)
September 5, 2021 1:05 pm EDT
The Line: New York Yankees -300 / Baltimore Orioles +250; Over/Under: 9.5
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The Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees meet in an AL East division matchup in MLB action from Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
The Baltimore Orioles will look to build on their 4-3 upset win over the Yankees from Saturday. Cedric Mullins had two hits with a double and two RBIs while Pedro Severino had a double with an RBI as well. Austin Hays added an RBI as well while Jahmai Jones had two hits with a double as well. Trey Mancini went 3 for 3 with a pair of walks and Ramon Urias had a base hit as well to finish off the offense for the O’s in the win. Chris Ellis threw five no-hit innings in the start, not factoring in the decision. Cole Sulser ended up with the win to improve to 4-3 on the year. Keegan Akin will start here and is 2-8 with a 6.90 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season.
The New York Yankees will look to bounce back from their loss to the O’s on Saturday. Joey Gallo had a two-run home run while Gleyber Torres had an RBI and DJ LeMahieu had a base hit as well to make up the trio of hits for New York in the losing effort. Jordan Montgomery gave up one run on six hits while striking out five over 4.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Aroldis Chapman took the loss, falling to 5-4 on the year in relief. Corey Kluber will start here and is 4-3 with a 3.61 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season.
Baltimore is 26-76 in their last 102 games overall and 5-16 in their last 21 Sunday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a right-handed starter. New York is 8-1 in their last 9 game three matchups and 21-6 in their last 27 games as a favorite while the under is 5-0-1 in their last 6 Sunday games.
I get why the Yankees are favored as they’re the only team going anywhere come October. Well, I mean the Orioles are going somewhere, but that somewhere is home. With that said, I don’t want anything to do with Corey Kluber right now, and while I’m not a huge Keegan Akin fan, and it feels weird to say this, he’s actually pitched fairly well in his last couple of starts and I’m not willing to lay this price or the run line with the Yankees and Kluber. Give me the Orioles and the plus money for a shot.