Wei-Yin Chen (0-0, 6.23 ERA) and Michael Pineda (0-0, 3.00 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (3-3) and the New York Yankees (2-4) at Camden Yards. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 13 and can be seen on PIX11, MASN2 and ESPN.
Chen is 2-4 with a 5.44 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 41 strikeouts against the Yankees. Adam Jones (.381 ) kept up his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs. When pitching against the Orioles, Pineda is 1-0 with a 1.78 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 25 strikeouts. Alex Rodriguez (.300 ) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one run and four RBIs.
Baltimore is a -121 favorite against New York and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Orioles have an overall money line of -21 and a record as the favorite of 2-2. The Orioles lead the MLB in home runs with 11. Crossing over to the pitching staff, opponents have consistently been struck out by the Orioles, who rank fifth in the AL in strikeouts per game with 8.4.
Teams in their division have had an easy time with the Yankees when they're ranked as the underdog. They have a 0-1 record as favorite and 1-4 SU. New York is excellent at drawing walks with 3.8 per game, ranking fourth in the AL.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL, O/U - Over
The Orioles are 3-3 against other teams in their division, while the Yankees are 2-4 against their rivals.
The Yankees are 0-1 when they go into extra innings.
The Yankees are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Orioles have a record of 1-1 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.
Neither the Orioles (2-0) nor the Yankees (1-0) have lost a game when they outhit opponents.
Both Baltimore and New York are tied at seventh in runs, each scoring 31 this season.
Ranking 10th, Baltimore is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 19 this season. New York ranks in the top five at fourth with 25.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 3-2. When the Yankees hit at least one homer, they have a 1-4 record.