Chris Tillman (7-1, 2.92 ERA) and Nathan Eovaldi (6-2, 3.71 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (30-22) and the New York Yankees (25-28) at Camden Yards. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 3 and can be seen on MASN and YES.
Tillman pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking three in a 6-4 win over the Indians. Mark Trumbo (.288, 31 Rs, 17 HRs, 42 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, two home runs, and three RBIs. Eovaldi went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out seven and walking two in a 2-1 win over the Rays in his last outing. Carlos Beltran (.270, 27 Rs, 12 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Baltimore and New York are Orioles -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 as of now.
The Orioles lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
The Orioles hold an 11-7 record against the AL East Division this season, while the Yankees have a 9-15 record against the division.
New York has won 52% (15-14) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 73% (16-6) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Orioles who are heading in with a 13-9 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 18-4. The Yankees have a 17-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th in runs, New York has earned 198 this season. Baltimore ranks 11th with 243 runs.
Baltimore and New York both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Baltimore sits at 16th with 166 this season and New York ranks 18th with 158.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 24-10. When the Yankees hit at least one homer, they have an 18-16 record.