Wade Miley (3-2, 4.91 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (21-16) are in Baltimore to go up against Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3, 4.87 ERA) and the Orioles (23-13) in a game that could be high scoring. This is the first of a three-game series at Camden Yards. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 17 and will air on MAS2 and RTNW.
In his last start, Jimenez pitched 5.0 innings, giving up five runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking four in a 7-5 victory over the Tigers. Manny Machado (.333, 30 Rs, 11 HRs, 25 RBIs) went 1 for 5 Sunday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The Mariners were also victorious the last time Miley pitched. He did not do well, pitching 6.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out six and walking one in a 6-4 victory over the Rays.
The host Orioles check in as a -120 favorite for this matchup with a total of 9, as oddsmakers and bettors are expecting some offensive fireworks in this contest. Baltimore has the best home record in baseball at 16-6, while the Mariners have the best road winning percentage at 13-6 on the season.
Pick - 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 didn't score any runs in their last game. The Orioles have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 15-3. The Mariners have a 16-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 13th, Seattle sits in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 165 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 170.
Ranking 13th, Seattle is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.735). Baltimore ranks in the top five with an OPS of .800.
When the Mariners allow at least one home run, they are 15-11. When the Orioles allow one or more homers, they have a 15-7 record.