In the last of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (15-11) and the New York Yankees (9-16) at Camden Yards, Kevin Gausman (0-1, 2.45 ERA) and Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.87 ERA) get the start. The Yankees won the last game 7-0, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 5 and will air on MASN and YES.
In his most recent outing, Gausman pitched 6.0 innings, giving up three runs (one unearned), striking out three and walking one in an 8-7 loss to the White Sox. Manny Machado (.355, 20 Rs, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4. The Yankees were also unsuccessful the last time Tanaka pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing two runs and striking out five in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox.
The odds are Baltimore -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
The Orioles hold an 8-5 record against the AL East Division this season, while the Yankees have a 4-7 record against the division.
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 7-4, while New York is 5-7.
The Yankees managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Orioles who are heading in with an 8-3 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 10-3. The Yankees have a 9-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 29th in runs, New York has earned 89 this season. Baltimore ranks 16th with 113 runs.
Baltimore and New York both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Baltimore sits at 20th with 80 this season and New York ranks 18th with 82.
The Orioles are 12-6 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Yankees are 8-8 when they hit at least one homer.