Michael Pineda (4-0, 2.97 ERA) and Bud Norris (1-3, 9.75 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a four-game series between the New York Yankees (19-12) and the Baltimore Orioles (13-15) at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles won the last game 6-2 and New York leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 1:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 10 and can be seen on MASN and YES.
Pineda is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his appearances against the Orioles, but goes up against a quality Baltimore offense which is batting .270 this season. Brett Gardner (.319, 22 Rs, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday. Against the Yankees, Norris is 4-0 with a 3.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts. Jimmy Paredes (.347, 15 Rs, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Orioles, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
New York is a -160 favorite against Baltimore and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Yankees have recorded an overall money line of +811 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 10-5. New York is an impressive 4-1 as the favorite over its last 10 games. The Yankees are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 104. New York is one of the best in the AL in terms of walks, earning an average of 3.6 per game. Crossing over to the pitching staff, opponents have consistently been struck out by the Yankees, who rank second in the AL in strikeouts per game with 8.5.
In the other locker room, Baltimore is coming in with an overall money line of -279 and a disappointing record of 4-10 as the underdog. They played poorly as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 1-4 record, and a 5-5 record SU. The Orioles allow 4.6 runs per game, but have improved upon those numbers in the past 10 games, allowing 3.4 runs per game during that span.
The Yankees have a great 7-3 record at home (14-7 overall) against right-handed starting pitchers, which is what they'll be facing when Norris takes the mound. Pineda (RHP) will be on the hill against the Orioles, who have a 10-13 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
The Yankees are 14-10 against their divisional rivals, while the Orioles are 12-13 against their division.
When leading after 7 innings, Baltimore is 5-4, while New York is 6-7.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Orioles have a 7-10 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Orioles are 0-8. The Yankees have a 4-10 record when opponents outhit them.
New York ranks in the top 10 of the league at sixth when it comes to home runs, hitting 36 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five at fourth with 37.
Ranking seventh, New York is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.47 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top five at fourth with 9.11.
Ranking eighth, New York is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.736). Baltimore ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .775.
When the Orioles allow at least one home run, they are 7-10. When the Yankees allow one or more homers, they have a 10-8 record.