New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Sunday April 7, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
Baltimore Orioles +160 / New York Yankees -182
The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles meet in the finale of their three game set from Camden Yards on Sunday afternoon.
The New York Yankees will look to complete the sweep of the Orioles after taking game two by a final score of 6-4 on Saturday. All of New York’s damage on the board was done with the long ball, as Aaron Judge hit a pair of home runs for his three RBIs while Clint Frazier hit a pinch-hit three run home run to give the Yanks the lead for good in the 8th. DJ LeMahieu went 3 for 3 at the dish and Brett Gardner and Mike Tauchman each had a double while Luke Voit, Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres each recorded a base knock as well in the winning effort. J.A. Happ went 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five, not factoring in the decision. Adam Ottavino got the win to improve to 1-0 while Aroldis Chapman struck out a pair for his 2nd save of the season. Domingo German will start game three and is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. This will be German’s first career start against Baltimore.
The Baltimore Orioles will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Saturday. Trey Mancini led the O’s by going 2 for 5 with a solo home run and a double while Renato Nunez, Rio Ruiz and Chris Davis each had RBIs as well in the losing effort. Hanser Alberto chipped in a double while Jonathan Villar, Jesus Sucre and Dwight Smith Jr. each chipped in a base knock as well in defeat. Dylan Bundy allowed three runs on six hits over 3.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Miguel Castro ended up with the loss to fall to 0-1 this season. David Hess will start game three and is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Hess’ second career start against the Yankees.
New York is 7-3 in German’s last 10 starts and 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the over is 10-2 in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record. Baltimore is 3-14 in Hess’ last 17 starts and 18-43 in their last 61 home games while the under is 5-2 in Hess’ last 7 home starts. New York is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and 7-0 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Baltimore.
The plus money with the Orioles is tempting considering how well Hess pitched in his season debut last time out, tossing 6.1 scoreless innings en route to the win. However, the Orioles have had little success with Hess on the mound dating back to last year and New York has been the better team so far in this series and have flat out owned the Orioles in Batimore dating back to last season. The Yankees are starting to look like the team we expected to see coming into the season, especially with Aaron Judge finally breaking the skid with his first homers of the season on Saturday night. I’ll lay the juice with New York on the road even if the price isn’t ideal.