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New York Yankees Odds
The Yankees, 6-15 in their past 21 games, hope to get on a similar roll to the one they enjoyed in the opening weeks of the season when they open a four-game series against the Orioles.
New York dropped five in a row, including three straight at Baltimore last weekend, but halted the skid went back above .500 with a 7-2 win over Toronto on Wednesday. DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres homered.
Gerrit Cole (4-3, 3.63 ERA), who will pitch Thursday, has lost three consecutive starts immediately after winning 20 consecutive decision. Last Saturday at Baltimore, he allowed five runs (one earned) on four hits in five innings. Cole has yielded 13 homers this year, tied with Detroit’s Matthew Boyd for the most in the majors.
Baltimore Orioles Odds
The Orioles saw their 19-game skid to the Yankees end last weekend when they took the final three games of the four-game series in Baltimore. Those wins are part of a 6-3 stretch that has the Orioles within 1 1/2 games of eighth-place New York in the race for the second American League wild-card spot.
While the Orioles were unable to protect a four-run lead and took a 7-6 loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday, rookie Ryan Mountcastle went 4-for-4 and collected an RBI for the fifth straight game. DJ Stewart has homered in four straight games.
Rookie Keegan Akin (0-0, 2.08 ERA) will make his third career start and face the Yankees for the second straight time. He pitched Saturday and tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out eight and walking four.
Orioles at Yankees Betting Pick for September 10, 2020
Despite his penchant for serving up homers to the opposition, Cole is still New York’s ace, and the bet is he starts turning it around after three rough outings.
Orioles at Yankees Betting Pick: Yankees (-265), Orioles (+225)
Yankees 6, Orioles 2
Orioles at Yankees Best Bet for September 10, 2020
Torres, who drove in four runs Wednesday against the Blue Jays, hit 13 homers last season against the Orioles. He has just one homer overall and a .234 average in 29 games this year, but a two-hit night Wednesday could mark the start of a hot streak.
Orioles at Yankees Best Bet: Torres over 1 hit (-115) for the Yankees.