Texas Rangers (56-99) vs. Baltimore Orioles (50-105)
September 26, 2021 1:05 pm EDT
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -147 / Texas Rangers +110; Over/Under: +8
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The Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles meet Sunday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Rangers need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Orioles look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Texas Rangers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Rangers have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 167 hits and 51 RBI while Nathaniel Lowe and Adolis Garcia have combined for 272 hits and 155 RBI. Dane Dunning gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 4.34 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. This will be Dunning’s second career game against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Orioles have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with 173 hits and 59 RBI while Trey Mancini and Ryan Mountcastle have combined for 265 hits and 154 RBI. John Means gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 3.25 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Means is 0-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 16-35 in their last 51 during game 4 of a series. The Orioles are 25-55 in their last 80 home games and 7-19 in their last 26 during game 4 of a series. The over is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Orioles last 5 overall. The Rangers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Baltimore.
I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams, but the Orioles will be my pick if forced to choose. Means has been really solid this month, which includes allowing 16 hits and six runs in his last 24.1 innings, with 20 strikeouts. Dunning has been hit or miss all year, and he has a rough 6.65 ERA and .314 allowed batting average on the road. Give me the O’s.