Preview: Orioles at Yankees

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GAME: Baltimore Orioles (93-62) at New York Yankees (80-75)
DATE/TIME: Monday, September 22 - 7:05 PM EST
WHERE: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
LINE: 107, -116 TOTAL: 7


Derek Jeter begins the final home series of his illustrious career as the New York Yankees look to keep alive their slim wild-card hopes in the first of four games against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Jeter is 8-for-17 with three RBIs on the current eight-game homestand to help the Yankees remain relevant. After taking three of four from Toronto over the weekend, New York sits 4 1/2 games behind Kansas City in the race for the American League's second wild card with seven games to play.

Jeter's RBI double and Brian McCann's two home runs lifted New York to a 5-2 win over Toronto on Sunday. It also gave the Yankees 80 wins, which leaves them two shy of securing a winning season for the 22nd straight time. Having already clinched the AL East, Baltimore finished its home schedule with a 3-2 loss to Boston on Sunday, remaining 2 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the race for the best record in the AL.

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, MASN (Baltimore), YES (New York)

PITCHING MATCHUP:
Orioles LH Wei-Yin Chen (16-4, 3.58 ERA) vs. Yankees RH Michael Pineda (3-5, 2.15)

Chen has won four straight decisions and enters tied for fourth in the American League in wins. He continued his winning streak by allowing two runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings against Toronto last Monday, improving to 8-1 at home since a season-opening loss at Camden Yards. Chen gave up four runs and nine hits in five innings in his only meeting with the Yankees this year and owns a 5.76 ERA in eight career encounters.

Pineda is 1-3 in seven starts since coming off the disabled list despite posting a 2.30 ERA. He finished at least six innings in five straight outings before lasting 5 1/3 in a loss at Tampa Bay on Tuesday, giving up one earned run and four hits along the way. Pineda's return from a shoulder injury came at Baltimore on Aug. 13, when he let up a run and a season-low two hits in five solid frames.

WALK-OFFS

1. Jeter has played 287 career games against Baltimore, more than any other opponent.

2. Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) has missed two straight games but said he hopes to return before the end of the regular season.

3. Orioles OF-DH Nelson Cruz has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games, batting .365 (23-for-63) with 13 RBIs in that span.

PREDICTION:
Yankees 4, Orioles 3
 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Baltimore 93-62 L1 50-31 43-31 44-25 16-17 21-12 12-8
NY Yankees 80-75 W1 41-36 39-39 33-36 19-16 15-16 13-7

Last Meeting

Baltimore NY Yankees
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/14/14 NYY 2 BAL 3 .265 0 .676 .182 2 .592

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
BAL A. Jones .322 19 .904
NYY B. McCann .234 11 .627
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
BAL J. Schoop 4 9 11
NYY C. Beltran 2 5 5
Pitching ERA Avg K
BAL 2.51 .269 96
NYY 4.91 .221 124
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
BAL A. Jones .285 176 .786
NYY J. Ellsbury .271 156 .747
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
BAL N. Cruz 39 84 106
NYY B. McCann 22 54 71
Pitching ERA Avg K
BAL 3.45 .258 1126
NYY 3.71 .245 1297

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 100
-130
7
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports -114 104
100
7
Sportsbook -116 106
100
7
5Dimes.eu -117 107
115
7
GTBets.eu -117 107
105
7
Top Bet -114 104
100
7
BetOnline.ag -120
110
105
7
BetDSI -121 110
105
7
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
Belmont -116 106
100
7
BookMaker.eu -121 110
105
7
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
100
-105
7
Mirage -115 -105
-110
7
Station -110 -105
-110
7
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Baltimore Overall NY Yankees
93-62 W/L 80-75
90-65 RL W/L 78-77
66-85-4 O/U 63-88-4
4.39 Runs For 3.85
3.65 Runs Against 4.05
Baltimore A/H NY Yankees
43-31 W/L 41-36
53-21 RL W/L 32-45
36-38-0 O/U 29-45-3
4.59 Runs For 3.69
3.78 Runs Against 3.99