New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles
The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles meet for game two of their series in the Bronx. The Yankees are -245 favorites over the Orioles with an over/under run total set at 10.5.
The New York Yankees were involved in an offensive shootout on Monday and luckily for them, they had the bats to get it done. Jesus Montero homered twice and Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano each homered once as the Yankees scored 11 times on 12 hits. On the mound Freddy Garcia was shelled allowing nine hits and seven runs over just 2.2 innings but he didn’t factor in the decision as Aaron Laffey got his second win of the year after retiring just two batters and Mariano Rivera earned his 38th save of the year. For Tuesday’s game New York starts Phil Hughes who was hit pretty hard taking a loss in his last outing. For the season Hughes has allowed 73 hits and 45 earned runs while striking out 37 over 60 innings of work.
The Baltimore Orioles fought hard against the Yankees on Monday but in the end they came up a run short. Nick Markakis, Mark Reynolds, and Robert Andino all homered as the Orioles scored 10 runs while bashing out 17 hits. On the mound Brian Matusz was crushed allowing five hits and five runs in 1.1 innings of work but eventually it was Jim Johnson who took his fifth loss after allowing four hits and three runs in three innings of work. For Tuesday’s game Baltimore starts Tommy Hunter who has won his last two decisions. Since being traded to Baltimore Hunter has allowed 51 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 13 over 37.2 inning s of work.
New York is 5-0 in their last five games, 11-4 in their last 15 games against a right handed starter, and 5-1 in Hughes’ last six starts against a team with a losing record. Baltimore is 16-36 in their last 52 games against a right handed starter, 16-38 in their last 54 road games, and 19-54 in their last 73 against a team with a winning record. Baltimore is 13-45 in their last 58 games in New York.
The Yankees let Baltimore hang around on Monday, they don’t let them hang around here. Take the Yankees minus the 245.
New York Yankees -245 Baltimore Orioles