Chris Tillman (5-7, 6.22 ERA) and Cody Anderson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (39-34) and the Cleveland Indians (33-39) at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 4-3 and Baltimore leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 27 and can be seen on STO and FOX.
Tillman is 3-2 with a 4.73 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts against the Indians. Jimmy Paredes (.319, 32 Rs, 8 HRs, 34 RBIs, 3 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs. Anderson went 7.2 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out four and walking one in a 1-0 defeat to the Rays in his most recent start. Jason Kipnis (.351, 49 Rs, 5 HRs, 31 RBIs, 10 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday.
Baltimore is a -128 favorite against Cleveland and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Orioles have recorded an overall money line of +397 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 22-14. Baltimore is an impressive 3-1 as the favorite over its last 10 games. The Orioles have seen an uptick in scoring as of late, averaging 6.7 runs during the last 10 games compared to their season average of 4.6 runs per game. The Orioles have no trouble scoring as they rank third in the AL in offense with 4.6 runs per game.
In games where it is the underdog, Cleveland has a 11-11 record and an overall money line of -1,407. They have managed to pull off a perfect record over their last ten games while playing as the underdog, and have a 4-6 SU record over the same span. Offensively, the Indians have really sputtered in the last 10 games. They have decreased their season average of 4.1 runs per game by averaging 3.0 during that stretch. Cleveland is excellent at drawing walks with an AL-best 3.7 per game. The Indians have established a reputation of overwhelming hitters with an AL-best 9.3 strikeouts per game.
The Orioles lead the season series, 3-1. The Orioles have a 28-28 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Anderson takes the mound. Tillman (RHP) will be on the hill against the Indians, who have a 22-21 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL, O/U - Over
The Indians lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Orioles are 11-11. The Indians are 8-8 in close games this season.
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 20th in runs, Cleveland has earned 291 this season. Baltimore ranks fourth with 336 runs.
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.
The Orioles are 32-16 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Indians are 25-17 when they hit at least one homer.