The New York Yankees (19-15) and Baltimore Orioles (22-13) will open a three-game American League East series on Monday night at Camden Yards, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 ET
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
New York was unable to complete a three-game home sweep of the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, dropping a 6-2 decision at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees will now look to improve upon their 8-7 road record, while also looking to overtake the Orioles in power numbers. The club has managed to leave the yard 53 times this season, but that number is three short of Baltimore’s total. New York is 30-12 in this series since the start of the 2010 campaign, which includes a three-game sweep at this ball park from April 9-11.
Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (4-1, 5.02 ERA) tallied a 5-3 home victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last time out, allowing two runs and six hits over seven frames. The right-hander bounced back after having his 15-game win streak snapped in his previous effort, posting a 3.61 ER during that 20-game stretch. He has tallied a 2-0 record and 2.77 ERA in two road starts, issuing not a single walk and striking out 12 in 13 innings. In six career outings versus the Orioles, Nova has tallied a 3-1 mark and 3.96 ERA, including a 5-0 home loss on May 2.
Baltimore has managed to win just three of its first seven games on its current homestand, dropping a 9-8 decision to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The Orioles should still enter this series with some confidence, taking two of three games against the Yankees inside Yankee Stadium earlier this month. The club sits atop the division due to its 12-6 mark against AL East rivals. Baltimore is 7-3 as a home underdog of +100 to +125 this season.
Orioles starting pitcher Jason Hammel (4-1, 2.09 ERA) has allowed two earned runs or less in each of his six starts this season, picking up an 8-2 road victory over the Boston Red Sox last time out, giving up two runs and four hits over 6.2 innings. The right-hander has tallied a perfect 2-0 record and 0.60 ERA in two home outings, with opponents hitting just .120 against him. In 12 career games (six starts) versus the Yankees, Hammel is 1-3 with a 6.69 ERA, including a 2-1 road loss on April 30.
Bettors will likely back the Orioles due to their 13-4 record as an underdog, while the Yankees are 4-9 on the road against right-handed starters.
Pick: Baltimore Orioles +103
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