Jose Berrios (1-1, 6.75 ERA) and the Minnesota Twins (8-23) meet Tyler Wilson (1-1, 3.04 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (18-12) in the first of a three-game series at Target Field. The Twins enter this series on a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 9 and will air on MAS2 and FSN.
In his most recent outing, 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 yesterday. The Orioles were unsuccessful against the Yankees 7-0 the last time Wilson pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out four and walking three. Manny Machado (.350, 24 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Orioles, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs, two home runs, and six RBIs.
The odds are Orioles -115 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
So far this season, the Orioles are 3-0 against the Twins.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
Minnesota has won 17% (2-10) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 64% (7-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
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.
Minnesota ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 26 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five at third with 43.
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.
The Orioles are 11-6 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Twins are 5-16 when they allow at least one homer.