Mike Wright (2-3, 5.88 ERA) and Danny Duffy (1-0, 3.44 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (32-23) and the Kansas City Royals (30-26) at Camden Yards. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 6 and can be seen on MASN and FSKC.
Wright pitched 2.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering six runs and striking out two in a 13-9 win over the Red Sox. Duffy went 6.0 innings, surrendering three runs and striking out six in a 6-3 win over the Rays in his last outing. Eric Hosmer (.321, 30 Rs, 10 HRs, 35 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The odds for Baltimore and Kansas City are Royals -110, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 as of now.
The Royals lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 17-7, while Kansas City is 12-13.
The Royals didn't score any runs in their last game. The Orioles have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Royals are 24-9. The Orioles have a 19-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th, Kansas City sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 222 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top half at 12th with 258.
Ranking 30th, Kansas City is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching 130 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top half with 177.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 25-11, well-matched with the Royals who are 22-13 when hitting one or more homers.