New York Yankees
Entering Sunday, the New York Yankees are looking to avert their third straight loss to the Baltimore Orioles and are hoping to get a good outing from Masahiro Tanaka.
Tanaka is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA so far and is coming off his longest outing of the season when he allowed two runs in six innings while strikeout seven in Tuesday’s 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka threw a season-high 88 pitches in that one and has allowed two runs or less in five of his six starts.
He is 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 15 career starts against the Orioles but 1-1 with a 5.22 ERA in seven career starts in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Orioles will be looking for their third straight win over the New York Yankees on Sunday, though manager Brandon Hyde said the club won’t announce a starting pitcher for the series finale until Sunday.
Whoever starts, the Orioles are coming off back-to-back starts in which their starting pitcher (Keegan Akin and Jorge Lopez) pitched at least five innings without allowing an earned run. Rookie Ryan Mountcastle drove in two runs in Saturday’s 6-1 win, giving him five RBIs against the Yankees and 10 in his first 14 career games.
He is batting .347 so far and has reached in 12 of his 14 games. Jose Iglesias also is rolling as he is batting .396 (21-for-53) during a 12-game hitting streak.
Yankees vs. Orioles Betting Pick for September 6, 2020
It seems unconceivable to think the Yankees would lose a third straight game to the Orioles and they have the pitching edge with Tanaka. While a blowout should not be expected, the Yankees should produce enough to salvage the split.
Yankees vs. Orioles Betting Pick for September 6, 2020: Yankees (-198), Orioles (+170)
Yankees 8, Orioles 5
Yankees at Orioles Best Bet for September 6, 2020
The Yankees often homer at Camden Yards and Sunday should be no different. Look for the Yankees to get more than one homer.
Yankees at Orioles Best Bet: Yankees to Hit a Home Run