Chris Tillman (7-1, 3.33 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (34-23) meet Edinson Volquez (5-5, 4.03 ERA) and the Kansas City Royals (30-28) in the last of a three-game series at Camden Yards. The Royals lost the last game 9-1, extending a six-game losing streak. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 8 and will air on MASN and FSKC.
In his most recent outing, Tillman pitched 5.2 innings, allowing five runs, striking out five and walking two in a 6-5 victory over the Yankees. Mark Trumbo (.299, 38 Rs, 20 HRs, 48 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and four RBIs. The Royals were unsuccessful against the Indians 6-1 the last time Volquez pitched. He went 6.1 innings, allowing five runs, striking out five and walking four. Eric Hosmer (.321, 30 Rs, 10 HRs, 35 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday.
The Orioles are a -145 favorite in this matchup, with a total of 8.5.
Pick - Bal
Kansas City has won 46% (12-14) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 72% (18-7) of its games when taking a late lead.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Royals are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Orioles have a 9-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Royals are 4-18. The Orioles have an 11-17 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Baltimore has hit 87 this season. Kansas City ranks 29th with 47 home runs.
Ranking 29th, Kansas City is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 136 this season. Baltimore ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 181.
The Orioles are 27-11 when they hit at least one home run. The Royals perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 22-13 record.