In the last of a three-game series between the Cleveland Indians (26-21) and the Baltimore Orioles (27-20) at Progressive Field, Mike Clevinger (0-1, 8.71 ERA) and Chris Tillman (6-1, 2.61 ERA) get the start. The Indians won the last game 11-4, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 29 and will air on STOh and MAS2.
In his most recent outing, Clevinger pitched 5.0 innings, allowing six runs, striking out four and walking three in a 7-6 loss to the White Sox. Carlos Santana (.231, 24 Rs, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs, 3 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run, one RBI, and one stolen base. The Orioles were also unsuccessful the last time Tillman pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out five and walking three in a 3-2 loss to the Astros. Mark Trumbo (.294, 28 Rs, 15 HRs, 34 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well for the Orioles, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds are Orioles -115 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 9.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
Baltimore recorded at least two errors for the fourth time this season.
The Indians are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 10 strikeouts. The Orioles have a record of 4-12 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the Indians are 4-13. The Orioles have an 8-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 19th in home runs, Cleveland has hit 49 this season. Baltimore ranks fourth with 67 home runs.
Ranking 12th, Cleveland is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.77 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.87.
Ranking 13th, Cleveland is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.732). Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .768.
The Orioles are 17-13 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Indians are 16-17 when they allow at least one homer.