Kevin Gausman (0-1, 2.16 ERA) and Michael Fulmer (2-1, 6.00 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (23-12) and the Detroit Tigers (15-21) at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 9-3, continuing a seven-game winning streak. Baltimore can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 15 and can be seen on MASN and FSDT.
Gausman pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out nine and walking two in a 5-3 win over the Twins. Mark Trumbo (.314, 21 Rs, 11 HRs, 28 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI. Fulmer went 5.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking three in a 5-4 win over the Nationals in his most recent start. Victor Martinez (.363, 17 Rs, 5 HRs, 21 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds for Baltimore and Detroit are Orioles -190, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The Orioles have the edge in the season series, 3-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 10-4, while Detroit is 6-10.
The Tigers are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded five strikeouts. The Orioles have a record of 3-2 when opponents' pitchers have five strikeouts or less.
When they are outhit, the Tigers are 4-13. The Orioles have a 7-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Baltimore has hit 54 this season. Detroit ranks 13th with 40 home runs.
Ranking 11th, Detroit is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.67 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 9.23.
Ranking 17th, Detroit is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.715). Baltimore ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .805.
The Tigers are 8-16 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Orioles are 15-6 when they allow at least one homer.