Jose Berrios (1-1, 6.75 ERA) and the Minnesota Twins (8-23) meet Kevin Gausman (0-1, 1.42 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (18-12) in the first of a two-game series at Target Field. The Twins go into this series looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 10 and will air on MAS2 and FSN.
In his last start, Berrios pitched 5.1 innings, giving up two runs, striking out eight and walking five in a 6-2 victory over the Astros. Oswaldo Arcia (.270, 6 Rs, 4 HRs, 12 RBIs) went 1 for 4 Sunday. The Orioles were also victorious the last time Gausman pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 8.0 innings, allowing zero runs and striking out four in a 1-0 victory over the Yankees. Manny Machado (.350, 24 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Orioles, going 2 for 4 Sunday with two runs, two home runs, and six RBIs.
The odds are Baltimore -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The previous three games have all gone Baltimore's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 7-4, while Minnesota is 2-10.
The Orioles managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Twins who are heading in with a 4-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Twins are 2-18. The Orioles have a 5-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 23rd in home runs, Minnesota has hit 26 this season. Baltimore ranks fourth with 43 home runs.
Ranking 19th, Minnesota is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.10 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.87.
Ranking 25th, Minnesota is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.681). Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .780.
When the Orioles allow at least one home run, they are 11-6. When the Twins allow one or more homers, they have a 5-16 record.