The Milwaukee Brewers (32-28, 16-12 home) welcomes the Baltimore Orioles (37-22, 20-10 away) for a three-game interleague series. Tuesday’s series opener will be the first time the Orioles have played in Milwaukee since 2017.
The start time for the contest is at 7:40 p.m. EST inside American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is the betting favorite (-125 moneyline), and the over/under total is 8.5 runs.
What to Know – Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore has been one of the biggest storylines during the first half of the regular season with their impressive start. The Orioles have one of the best records in baseball and find themselves only 4.5 games back of Tampa Bay in the standings.
Right-hander Kyle Gibson (7-3, 3.89 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) is the probable starter for the visitors. Gibson closed out the month of May winning his final three starts after losing his first three appearances in May. The 35-year-old has thrown 71.2 innings, surrendering 31 earned runs on 71 hits and 23 walks while striking out 47 batters.
On offense, the Orioles are 15th in the majors hitting .249 as a team and scoring 4.9 runs per game.
Baltimore’s pitch staff also ranks 15th in the MLB, featuring a 4.18 team earned run average.
The young stars of Baltimore’s offense are starting to gel at the dish. Ryan Mountcastle leads the way with a team-high 11 home runs and 39 runs batted in. Adley Rutschman is living up to his billing, the former top prospect is .285 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs in his second season in the majors.
What to Know – Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers snapped a three-game winning streak on Monday night with a series finale defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds. Milwaukee is currently in a two-way race with the Pittsburgh Pirates as the top team in the NL Central.
On the hill for the Brewers is righty Freddy Peralta (5-5, 4.62 ERA, 1.41 WHIP). The 27-year-old looks to bounce back after suffering back-to-back losses in his last two appearances on the mound. For the year, Peralta has logged 60.1 innings of work, allowing 31 earned runs behind 60 hits and 25 walks with 61 strikeouts.
Milwaukee is 27th in the MLB hitting .228 as a team and averaging 4.0 runs per game. The Brewers pitching staff is 13th in the majors with a 4.07 team ERA.
The Brewers won’t dazzle you with their batting average, but there are some offensive producers in the lineup.
Brian Anderson leads the team with 30 RBIs while Rowdy Tellez has smacked a team-high 12 home runs.
Christian Yelich is having a solid year as well, hitting a team-best .249 with seven home runs and 25 RBIs.
The Pick is In
Two unfamiliar foes face off in a rare series beginning on Tuesday night. Both come in near the top of their divisions. Baltimore is a legit playoff contender and we like the O’s lineup to win in a shootout.
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles ML