Kevin Gausman (0-3, 3.78 ERA) and CC Sabathia (3-4, 2.85 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (31-23) and the New York Yankees (26-29) at Camden Yards. The Yankees won the last game 8-6, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 5 and can be seen on MASN and YES.
Gausman pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering five runs, striking out eight and walking two in a 6-2 defeat to the Red Sox. Mark Trumbo (.296, 34 Rs, 18 HRs, 43 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Sabathia went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out four and walking one in a 4-1 defeat to the Blue Jays in his most recent start. Jacoby Ellsbury (.280, 20 Rs, 2 HRs, 18 RBIs, 12 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run and one stolen base.
The odds for Baltimore and New York are Orioles -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 as of now.
The Orioles lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
The Yankees currently sit below .500 against the AL East Division at 10-16, and the Orioles have a 12-8 record.
The Orioles are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Yankees have a 2-1 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 6-26. The Orioles have a 10-17 record when opponents outhit them.
New York ranks in the bottom half of the league at 20th when it comes to home runs, hitting 55 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five with 80.
Ranking 26th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.84 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top half at 11th with 8.89.
Ranking 27th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.679). Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .776.
The Yankees are 15-22 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Orioles are 21-15 when they allow at least one homer.