Trevor Bauer (3-2, 4.31 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (25-20) meet Mike Wright (2-3, 4.97 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (26-19) in the first of a three-game series at Progressive Field. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 27 and will air on STOh and MAS2.
In his most recent outing, Bauer pitched 5.0 innings, giving up four runs and walking two in a 9-1 loss to the Red Sox. Carlos Santana (.231, 23 Rs, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong season Wednesday, going 2 for 4. The Orioles were victorious over the Angels 9-4 the last time Wright pitched. He went 5.1 innings, allowing four runs (two unearned), striking out three and walking three. Manny Machado (.309, 35 Rs, 13 HRs, 28 RBIs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an Indians -130 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
For the sixth time this season, the Indians registered at least two errors in a game.
The Indians are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Orioles have a 3-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
It looks like the Indians have a slight leg up on the Orioles, as the Indians have won their last three games while the Orioles have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Indians are 16-5. The Orioles have a 17-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 14th in runs, Baltimore has earned 198 this season. Cleveland ranks ninth with 214 runs.
Ranking 17th, Baltimore is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 141 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top half at 14th with 150.
The Indians are 15-13 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Orioles are 21-10 when they hit at least one homer.