Joe Blanton has had success vs. the Orioles, and he should be able to take advantage of a struggling Baltimore offense, while Daniel Cabrera has had problems with Oakland, so take the A’s.
There are load of trends pointing to the Oakland Athletics in this spot.
First off, Oakland is 86-52 in day games over the last three years, while Baltimore is 14-35 when the total is 8 or 8½ over this same span, including 6-16 at home. The Orioles are also 67-127 the last three seasons against a team with a winning record.
Baltimore is scoring only 4.2 runs per game overall this season, including 4.3 runs per game at home and 3.8 runs against right-handed starters. Their starter Daniel Carbrera has a 6.27 ERA his last three starts, and he is 0-1 with a 15.00 ERA vs. the Athletics. Oakland starter Joe Blanton is 4-2 with a 3.59 ERA overall this year, and he has a 3.54 ERA his last three starts.
Blanton is also 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA vs. the Orioles in his career, so we will play Oakland in this spot.
Free Pick: Athletics -110