Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles
Dates: Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Now winners of five straight, the Indians head to Baltimore with a ton of momentum after busting the brooms out on the Twinkies. The series sweep in the Twin Cities moved Terry Francona’s troops to 21-14 in their 35 played road games ( $226 ).
The O’s grabbed a much needed series win against the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend, but the pair of wins only pushed Buck Showalter’s squad to 3-7 over their last 10 games ( -$447 ). However, they also moved them to 23-11 at home ( $1150 ).
Game 1 Probable Pitchers - Monday, June 19, 2017, 7:05 p.m. ET ( Local TV )
Corey Kluber vs. Dylan Bundy
Kluber saw his personal two game win streak come to an end last time out against the Dodgers. The righty ended up taking a no decision even though he tossed seven innings of 2 ER ball and racked up 10 strikeouts. This will be his first start as a visitor since returning from the DL. The veteran checks in 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and .244 BAA on the road.
Bundy continues to be the rock within the Orioles starting rotation, but the youngster has only put forth quality efforts in four of his last seven starts. Baltimore checks in 5-2 when he leads its charge at home where his ERA sits at 2.38 and BAA a season-low .227. He’s yet to allow a single ER to Cleveland over 6.1 total inning and one start.
Game 2 Probable Pitchers - Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:05 p.m. ET ( Local TV )
Josh Tomlin vs. Chris Tillman
Bad Josh Tomlin has taken the bump in his last two turns with the righty conceding 16 hits ( 2 HR ) and 7 ER. He failed to reach the sixth inning in both outings, and has produced quality outings in just 46.2 percent of his 13 made starts. He’s been better on the road ( 4.88 ERA ), but owns a career 5.19 ERA against Baltimore and .299 BAA at Camden Yards.
It’s safe to say the platelet-rich plasma injection Tillman had in his throwing shoulder in the offseason hasn’t done much. The veteran has been battered around like a piñata in his eight starts for 56 hits ( 8 HR ) and 32 ER. He owns a 25.0 quality start percentage, and the Orioles have lost each of his last five starts with the over 3-1 in his last four.
Game 3 Probable Pitchers - Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:05 p.m. ET ( Local TV )
Carlos Carrasco vs. Kevin Gausman
Carrasco’s 3.21 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and seven total wins are tops on the Indians’ pitching staff. Cleveland has won seven of his last eight starts with the under cashing in five of those contests. The righty has been stellar on the road where he checks in 5-1 with a 2.89 ERA and .190 BAA. He’s limited the O’s to just 16 hits and 8 ER over 19 career innings, and will be in search of his first ever win at Camden Yards.
Gausman’s third go round in Baltimore’s starting rotation has been a nightmare to say the least. The youngster will take a 3-6 record and 6.60 ERA into start No. 16 looking to put an end to a personal two-game losing streak. The Orioles have won six of his eight made home starts with the over cashing in five of them.
Game 4 Probable Pitchers - Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:05 p.m. ET ( Local TV )
Mike Clevinger vs. Wade Miley
Clevinger struggled in his three starts leading up to Saturday’s start at Minnesota, but the righty bounced back nicely allowing just two hits and 1 ER with 4 Ks through four innings before his start was shortened by rain. He’s been his best on the road with a 2.61 ERA and .132 BAA but failed to make it through five innings in his lone career appearance against Baltimore.
Miley continues to be a nice source of strikeouts for fantasy players ( 8.3 K/9 ), but that’s about it. The lefty has produced only one quality effort over his last five starts, but has still led the O’s to wins in three of his last four. His ERA sits at 3.09 through seven home starts, but swells up to 4.99 with opponents’ batting .278 against him at night.