Chris Tillman (2-1, 3.24 ERA) and Luis Severino (0-3, 6.86 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (14-10) and the New York Yankees (8-15) at Camden Yards. The Yankees come into this series in the midst of a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 3 and can be seen on MASN and YES.
Tillman pitched 6.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out nine and walking two in a 3-1 win over the Rays. Manny Machado (.350, 20 Rs, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs) had another good game Sunday, going 2 for 4. Severino went 3.0 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out one and walking two in a 10-1 defeat to the Rangers in his last outing. Starlin Castro (.314, 5 Rs, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Yankees, going 2 for 4 Sunday with one run.
These two division rivals are going in separate directions, as the Orioles are playing well and the Yankees are not. Baltimore will be without JJ Hardy for the next several weeks, so Manny Machado is expected to shift back to his natural position of shortstop.
Tillman and the Orioles are a slight home favorite of -125 after initial line movement came in on the road team.
Pick - Baltimore
The Orioles hold a 7-4 record against the AL East Division this season, while the Yankees have a 3-6 record against the division.
New York recorded at least two errors for the first time this season.
The Orioles managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Yankees who are coming in with a 1-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 0-13. The Orioles have a 3-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 18th in home runs, New York has hit 23 this season. Baltimore ranks fourth with 34 home runs.
Ranking 21st, New York is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 73 this season. Baltimore ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 74.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 11-6. When the Yankees hit at least one homer, they have an 8-8 record.