New York Yankees (36-17) at Baltimore Orioles (17-40)
|Date & Time||Saturday June 2, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +160 / New York Yankees -170 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles meet Saturday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The New York Yankees look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Yankees have won five of their last six games when scoring more than one run. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 58 hits and 41 RBI while Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 101 hits and 47 RBI. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 4.62 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 2-3 with a 3.65 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a victory here that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Orioles have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in each of their last seven games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 20 of their last 22 games when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 73 hits and 46 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 112 this and 43 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.31 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 7-5 with a 3.53 ERA and 88 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games, 5-0 in Tanakas last 5 road starts and 46-22 in Tanakas last 68 starts. The Orioles are 8-21 in their last 29 Saturday games, 8-3 in Gausmans last 11 Saturday starts and 1-4 in Gausmans last 5 starts. The Yankees are 11-24 in the last 35 meetings in Baltimore, 2-4 in the last 6 meetings and 1-5 in Tanakas last 6 starts vs. Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles started the season not being able to pitch and putting their offense in a tough spot. Now, the Orioles can't put runs on the board, scoring three or less runs in each of their last seven games. That's not going to get it done against an offensive powerhouse in the Yankees. Tanaka hasn't been anything special, but he has allowed three or less runs in five of his last seven starts and is giving up just a .220 batting average. Gausman has given up 13 runs in his last 13.2 innings. The Yankees should cruise in this contest.