In a game that could be a shootout, Anibal Sanchez (3-3, 5.89 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (15-20) are in Baltimore to take on Mike Wright (1-3, 5.83 ERA) and the Orioles (22-12). This is the third of a four-game series at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 1-0, continuing a six-game winning streak. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 14 and can be seen on MASN and FSDT.
Wright pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering five runs, striking out three and walking two in an 8-4 defeat to the Athletics. Sanchez went 6.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out two and walking three in a 5-4 defeat to the Nationals in his most recent start. Nick Castellanos (.358, 15 Rs, 7 HRs, 28 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Baltimore and Detroit are Orioles -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.5.
The Orioles have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
The Tigers lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Orioles are 5-2. The Tigers are 4-6 in close games this season.
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 9-4, while Detroit is 6-9.
The Tigers 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 are outhit, the Tigers are 4-12. The Orioles have a 7-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Detroit ranks in the top half of the league at 13th when it comes to home runs, hitting 39 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five with 50.
Baltimore and Detroit both rank in the top 10 of the league in hits. Baltimore sits at seventh with 9.18 hits per game and Detroit ranks 10th with 8.77.
Ranking 18th, Detroit is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.718). Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .797.
When the Tigers allow at least one home run, they are 8-15. When the Orioles allow one or more homers, they have a 14-6 record.