Tyler Wilson (2-1, 2.93 ERA) and Nathan Karns (3-1, 3.51 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (24-14) and the Seattle Mariners (22-17) at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 5-2, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 12:35 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 19 and can be seen on MASN and RTNW.
Wilson pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out two and walking one in a 9-2 win over the Twins. Mark Trumbo (.304, 23 Rs, 12 HRs, 29 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. Karns went 6.1 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking three in a 7-6 defeat to the Angels in his last outing. Robinson Cano (.301, 26 Rs, 12 HRs, 36 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Baltimore and Seattle are Orioles -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
Seattle has won 61% (11-7) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 71% (10-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Mariners are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded four strikeouts. The Orioles have a record of 2-3 when opponents' pitchers have four strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 16-3. The Mariners have a 17-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Both falling in the top half of the league based on total runs this season, Baltimore ranks 14th with 175 runs and Seattle is 11th with 177.
Ranking 18th, Baltimore is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 118 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 11th with 131.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 19-7, well-matched with the Mariners who are 19-11 when hitting one or more homers.