Ubaldo Jimenez (6-3, 3.40 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (39-34) meet Trevor Bauer (6-4, 3.86 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (33-39) in the second of a three-game series at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 4-3 and Baltimore leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 28 and will air on STO and MASN2.
In his most recent outing, Jimenez pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out eight and walking three in a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox. Jimmy Paredes (.319, 32 Rs, 8 HRs, 34 RBIs, 3 SBs) continued his strong season Friday, going 3 for 4 with two runs. In his career against the Orioles, Bauer is 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, and eight strikeouts. Jason Kipnis (.351, 49 Rs, 5 HRs, 31 RBIs, 10 SBs) went 1 for 5 Friday.
Baltimore is a -125 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is eight runs. The Orioles perform well as a favorite with a 23-14 record and have an overall money line of +497. They are 3-1 as the favorite over their last 10 games. The most recent 10-game stretch for the Orioles has gone great. Over that span, Baltimore is averaging 6.7 runs per game, well over their season average of 4.6. The Orioles have one of the most prolific offenses in the entire AL, averaging 4.6 runs per game.
On the other side, the Indians have a record of 11-12 when they are the underdog and are -1,515 overall with the money line. The Indians average 3.7 walks per game, making them the most disciplined team in the AL. The Cleveland pitching staff has been an intimidating group this year, averaging an AL-best 9.3 strikeouts per game.
The Orioles are 3-1 against the Indians this season. This game will feature Bauer (RHP) on the mound against the Orioles, who have a 29-28 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Jimenez will take the mound against the Indians, who have a 22-21 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL, O/U - Over
In their last game, the Indians lost by a margin of one run. The Orioles are 11-11 in one-run games. The Indians have an 8-8 record in close games.
When the Orioles play into extra innings, they have a 1-1 record. The Indians are 1-2 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Indians are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Orioles have a 22-23 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 29-8. The Indians have a 26-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st, Cleveland sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 291 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five at fifth with 336.
Ranking 23rd, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 182 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top five at second with 266.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 32-16. When the Indians hit at least one homer, they have a 25-17 record.