A wild weekend of Major League Baseball is set to conclude on Sunday night when the New York Yankees visit the Baltimore Orioles. This will be the rubber match of the series, as each team has won a game so far in this series.
New York came into this series needing to make up some ground in the standings, but they haven’t been able to accomplish that. The Yankees are sitting at 55-49 on the year but are still in last place in the AL East Division.
Baltimore still sits atop the standings in the AL East at 63-41, and they have been a great story this season. The Orioles still have to finish strong in the final two months of the year, but they are taking care of business at home.
The Baltimore Orioles are the moneyline betting favorites at -135 over the Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball.
Yankees Must Hit
If the New York Yankees are going to get back in the playoff race, then they will have to hit like they did on Saturday night. Aaron Judge belted a home run in his second game back from injury, and he continues to lead this offense.
The Yankees have hit 144 home runs so far this season, but they also have a team batting average of just .230 on the year. New York has to find a way to get more runners on base, but that won’t be easy in this game.
Luis Severino will be on the mound on Sunday night, and he has gone just 2-4 with a whopping 6.46 ERA this season. The Yankees continue to have a great bullpen, but they need a big start from Severino.
Pitching a Key For Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles enter play on Sunday night with a team ERA of 4.16, and that number needs to improve as the season moves along. Baltimore did shut out the Yankees on Friday night, but the staff struggled in a big way on Saturday.
Dean Kremer will make the start for the Orioles on Sunday night, and he is 10-4 with a 4.59 ERA this season. Kremer just continues to get some good results, and he will be trying to keep the ball in the park in this game.
Anthony Santander leads the team with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs so far this season. The Orioles don’t really have a superstar on offense, but the whole team has been stepping up.
Baltimore Beats New York in Finale
The Yankees broke out the big bats in the game on Saturday night, but they haven’t been consistent on offense. New York is going to struggle to score in this game against Kremer.
The Orioles are just extremely solid in all aspects of the game, and that makes them hard to beat. Baltimore will come up with some clutch hits to protect home-field advantage in this matchup.
Bet the Baltimore Orioles -135 over the New York Yankees in the series finale on Sunday night.