In a game that has the potential for a lot of runs, Scott Feldman (3-4, 5.17 ERA) and the Houston Astros (29-17) are in Baltimore to square off against Chris Tillman (2-5, 6.10 ERA) and the Orioles (20-22). This is 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. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 26 and can be seen on ROOT-SW and MASN.
Tillman is 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA in his appearances against the Astros, and goes up against a below-average Houston offense which is batting just .233 this season. Manny Machado (.287, 25 Rs, 6 HRs, 19 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Feldman is 4-2 with a 4.85 ERA against the Orioles in his career. He is up against a quality Baltimore offense that's batting .257. Jose Altuve (.299, 23 Rs, 5 HRs, 25 RBIs, 14 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Astros, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
Baltimore is a -120 favorite against Houston and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Orioles have an overall money line of -377 and a record as the favorite of 12-9. The Orioles are the third-best team in the AL at limiting hits to their opponents, allowing only 8.0 hits per game so far this season.
In the other locker room, Houston is coming in with an overall money line of +1,354 and an impressive record of 18-7 as the dog. They played solid baseball as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 3-1 record, and a 7-3 record SU. Offensively, they average five runs per game on the road, which is the best in the AL. The Astros have a dynamic offense, ranking third in the league with 145 extra base hits. The Astros are an excellent base stealing team with 41 stolen bases, ranking third in the MLB. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Astros are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.16 for the season.
The Orioles have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Orioles have a 16-18 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Feldman takes the mound. Tillman (RHP) will be on the hill against the Astros, who have an 18-10 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - HOU, O/U - Over
In their last game, the Astros lost by a margin of one run. The Orioles are 5-7 in one-run games. The Astros have an 11-5 record in close games.
The Astros are 3-1 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Orioles are 1-1 in such matchups.
The Astros are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Orioles have a 5-10 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 15-6. The Astros have a 17-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 15th, Baltimore is in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 186 this season. Houston ranks in the top five at fifth with 205.
Ranking 24th, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 109 this season. Houston ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 150.
The Orioles are 17-12 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Astros are 22-10 when they hit at least one homer.