Ubaldo Jimenez (2-6, 6.59 ERA) and Yordano Ventura (4-3, 4.82 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (33-23) and the Kansas City Royals (30-27) at Camden Yards. The Royals lost the last game 4-1, continuing a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 7 and can be seen on MASN and FSKC.
Jimenez pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs, striking out three and walking two in a 12-7 win over the Red Sox. Mark Trumbo (.295, 36 Rs, 19 HRs, 44 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Ventura went 6.0 innings, surrendering two, striking out three and walking two in a 5-4 defeat to the Indians in his last outing. Eric Hosmer (.319, 30 Rs, 10 HRs, 35 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Baltimore and Kansas City are Orioles -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 18-7, while Kansas City is 12-14.
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 an 8-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Royals are 4-17. The Orioles have an 11-17 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Baltimore has hit 83 this season. Kansas City ranks 29th with 47 home runs.
Ranking 12th, Baltimore is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.84 per game. Kansas City ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 9.09.
Ranking 21st, Kansas City is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.716). Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at sixth with an OPS of .776.
The Royals are 16-20 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Orioles are 21-15 when they allow at least one homer.