New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles
The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Saturday in game two of their series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are -106 favorites over the Orioles with an over/under run total set at 9
It took the New York Yankees until their final at bats to take the lead on Friday against the Orioles but they got it done taking a win in game one of the series. Vernon Wells had two hits, and Ichiro Suzuki and Brett Gardener each had a hit as the Yankees scored three runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova went the distance allowing three hits and two runs while striking out 11 over 9.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 3-2 on the year. For Saturday’s game the Yankees start Andy Pettitte who has lost his last three decisions. For the season Pettitte has allowed 91 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 66 over 86 innings for a 5-6 record and a 4.40 ERA.
The Baltimore Orioles let one get away from them on Friday as they lost their lead late to lose to the Yankees on Friday. Matt Weiters hit a home run and Mate MClouth and Nick Markakis each had hits as the Orioles scored two runs on three hits. Startong pitcher Miguel Gonzalez allowed four hits and a run while striking out four over 6.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Jim Johnson blew his sixth save to take the loss and fall to 2-7 on the season. For Saturday’s game the Orioles start Chris Tillman who has won his last six starts. For the season Tillman has allowed 92 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 81 over 100.1 innings for a 10-2 record and a 3.68 ERA.
New York is 5-0 in their last five games, 1-4 in their last five games against the AL East, and 1-5 in Pettitte’s last six home starts. Baltimore is 1-6 in their last seven road games, 2-5 in their last seven games as an underdog, and 22-8 in Tillman’s last 30 starts. New York is 19-7 in Pettitte’s last 26 starts against Baltimore.
The total is set at nine and I see this one going over that number.