Danny Salazar (4-3, 2.32 ERA) is on the hill for the Cleveland Indians (25-21) as they square off against Ubaldo Jimenez (2-5, 6.04 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (27-19) in the second of a three-game series at Progressive Field. The Orioles won the last game 6-4, and Baltimore leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 28 and can be seen on STOh and MASN.
Salazar pitched 4.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out six and walking three in a 5-2 defeat to the Red Sox. Mike Napoli (.232, 28 Rs, 9 HRs, 31 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Jimenez went 5.2 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out three and walking three in a 10-2 defeat to the Angels in his last outing. Mark Trumbo (.284, 27 Rs, 15 HRs, 34 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Orioles, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Cleveland and Baltimore are Indians -155, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Orioles have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 13-5, while Cleveland is 10-9.
The Orioles managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Indians who are heading in with a 14-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Indians are 16-5. The Orioles have an 18-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 13th, Baltimore sits in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 204 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 218.
Ranking 18th, Baltimore is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 143 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top half at 13th with 154.
The Indians are 15-14 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Orioles are 22-10 when they hit at least one homer.