Baltimore Orioles (17-20) at Miami Marlins (16-25)
|Date & Time||Friday May 22, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami Marlins -115 / Baltimore Orioles +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last nine games. The Orioles have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 49 hits and 25 RBI while Chris Davis and Manny Machado have combined for 37 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost nine of their last 10 road games. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 2.43 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 1-2 with a 4.07 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Marlins have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads Miami with 64 hits and 14 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 59 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost eight straight home games. Henderson Alvarez takes the hill, and he’s 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Alvarez is 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Jimenezs last 5 road starts. The Marlins are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 12-4 in Alvarezs last 16 home starts. The Orioles are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Miami and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Marlins are flat out awful and falling apart under their new head coach. Anytime you can get plus money against this team, take it.