Chris Tillman (4-1, 3.05 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (21-12) meet Justin Verlander (2-3, 5.40 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (15-19) in the second of a four-game series at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 7-5, extending a five-game winning streak. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 13 and will air on MASN and FSDT.
In his last start, Tillman pitched 6.1 innings, giving up three runs, striking out seven and walking four in an 11-3 victory over the Athletics. Manny Machado (.360, 29 Rs, 10 HRs, 23 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 5 with two runs. The Tigers were unsuccessful against the Rangers 8-3 the last time Verlander pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out nine and walking two. Victor Martinez (.362, 17 Rs, 5 HRs, 20 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well, going 3 for 4 yesterday with two RBIs.
The odds are Baltimore -145 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
So far this season, the Orioles are 1-0 against the Tigers.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
Detroit has won 40% (6-9) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 69% (9-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Tigers are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded five strikeouts. The Orioles have a record of 2-2 when opponents' pitchers have five strikeouts or less.
When they are outhit, the Tigers are 4-12. The Orioles have a 6-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Detroit ranks in the top half of the league at 12th when it comes to home runs, hitting 39 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five with 49.
Ranking 11th, Detroit is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.85 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 9.33.
Ranking 17th, Detroit is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.724). Baltimore ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .803.
The Tigers are 8-14 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Orioles are 14-6 when they allow at least one homer.