Baseball fans will be entertained tonight when the Baltimore Orioles face the New York Yankees in the Big Apple for the second game of their three game series. The Orioles won the first game by the score of 5-4 to cut the Yankees lead in the American League East to just 6 ½ games. The Orioles have won two consecutive games and over their last 10 are 5-5. The Yankees, on the other hand, have lost three consecutive and 8 of their last 11.
New York must turn things around and are sending Ivan Nova to the mound to face the Orioles. Nova has a season record of 10-4 and a 4.08 ERA. In his last start, he failed to get a decision after allowing two runs against Seattle on six walks in five innings of work. The right hander has done will in his career against the Orioles as he his 3-1 lifetime.
Baltimore is looking to cut even more games off the lead of the Yankees in their head to head matchup. Tonight the Orioles will send Chris Tillman up against the Yankees. Tillman has a season record of 3-1 with a 1.66 ERA. He was just recently called up from the Baltimore farm system. In three of four starts, Tillman has given up two or less runs. In his career against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Tillman in three appearances has surrendered 17 runs on 26 hits over only 11 innings.
The line at this time has New York as the favorite on their home field in the Big Apple. The Yankees are sitting at -180, while the Orioles are at +160. The run total is resting at 9.5. The Yankees need to turn things around and tonight is as good as any time to do so. Take the Yankees to win, with the total making winners of the UNDER crowd.