Baltimore Orioles (12-13) at New York Yankees (17-11)
|Date & Time||Friday May 8, 2015, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Yankees -125 / Baltimore Orioles +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees play game two of their series Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after losing four of their last six games. The Orioles have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Orioles have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 36 hits and 21 RBI while Chris Davis and Manny Machado have combined for 31 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost seven straight games on the road. Miguel Gonzalez gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.59 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 3-3 with a 3.62 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Yankees have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Yankees have won 13 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 41 hits and four RBI while Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann have combined for 40 RBI. The New York Yankees have won five of their last seven games on their home field. Adam Warren takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 4.78 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Warren is 1-2 with a 8.18 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 39-19 in their last 58 during game 2 of a series and 7-3 in Gonzalezs last 10 starts as an underdog. The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Warrens last 4 starts. The Orioles are 1-4 in Gonzalezs last 5 road starts vs. Yankees.
The Orioles simply can't win on the road and the Yankees can't lose period. Have to back the home team once again.