An American League East showdown begins Tuesday night when the Baltimore Orioles (31-16, 16-8 away) visit the New York Yankees (29-20, 16-10 home). Both teams have played close to 50 games and Baltimore is 2.5 games back, with New York 5.5 games back, of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. Below is my MLB pick for the Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees.

Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Betting Pick

The Pick: New York Yankees -175

This game will be played at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Why Bet the New York Yankees:

✅ New York has been hot of late having win six of their last seven games played.

✅ At Yankee Stadium, New York has won six of their last nine games against the Orioles.

✅ Against the Yankees, the Orioles have lost 13 of their 19 meetings.

Baltimore Orioles Were Not One Season Wonders

There were many questions about Baltimore heading into this season, but as the calendar gets closer to June those questions have bene answered. The Orioles are off to one of the best starts in the majors and they are coming off an impressive last week. Baltimore started the week by splitting a four-game series with the Angels and ended it by sweeping the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Kyle Bradish is set to make his eighth start of the season and he will look to build on his 3.90 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 32.1 innings pitched.

The Orioles have been balanced at the plate with Austin Hays batting a team high .311, Ryan Mountcastle mashing 10 home runs, and Cedric Mullins knocking in 38 RBIs.

The New York Yankees Are Coming in Hot

New York did not have a good start to the season, but the past few weeks has seen the Bronx Bombers catapult up from last place in the AL East. Last week, the Yankees started the week by winning of three of four in Toronto, and ended it with a three-game sweep at the bad Cincinnati Reds.

Gerrit Cole is set to take the mound for the 11th time this season and he is off to a Cy Young start. Through 62.2 innings pitched, Cole has a 2.01 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. An impressive start by the 32-year-old.

Aaron Judge is picking off where he left off last season as he leads New York with 13 home runs and 32 RBIs. Anthony Rizzo is batting a team high .302.