4* MLB SMASH
NY Yankees vs. Baltimore,
04/10/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 5 - 4
Money Line: -129 NY Yankees
4* MLB SMASH on Yankees -129
No team has owned the O's quite like the Yankees, who have won 47 of the last 62 meetings, including 19 of the last 26 in Baltimore.
It is also worth noting that the Orioles are 14-30 in their last 44 games as an underdog of +110 to +150, 46-94 in their last 140 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150 and 8-24 in their last 32 in the 2nd game of a series.
Southpaw Wei-Yin Chen is set to make his major league debut. He'll have a chance to make an impact in this league, but I don't expect him to do so from Game 1. We saw the struggles Texas' Yu Darvish had last night against a Seattle club not known for its sticks. I expect Chen to experience similar difficulties against a Yankees club that has scored 6 runs in 3 of its 4 games.
The Yankees are 35-16 in their last 51 games vs. a left-handed starter.
New York should be in good hands with Freddy Garcia, who is 5-0 on the money line in his last 5 starts versus the Orioles. We'll take the Yankees.