The Baltimore Orioles held off the Cleveland Indians in Monday’s 7-2 victory. Tuesday’s MLB betting has the clubs squaring off again; will Baltimore bring home the Win again?
In a duel of righties, Baltimore’s Chris Tillman (15-4, 3.61 ERA) will be facing Cleveland’s Ubaldo Jimenez (9-9, 3.95 ERA) in today's match.
Wieters, McLouth homer in win
Baltimore’s Matt Wieters and Nate McLouth combined for five RBIs in Monday’s triumph, uniting to hit 6-for-9. The duo each poked one long ball as part of their club’s 11 hits, while the battle’s nine runs surged ‘Over’ the ‘total’ of eight.
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley had his lineup’s warmest bat with a 3-for-4 day, while mates Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana were held to a combined 0-for-8. Cleveland’s Jason Giambi and Asdrubal Cabrera both went 0-for-3, with Giambi striking out twice.
Tillman cashes in Boston
Tillman picked up his first win in five outings with Thursday’s 3-2 victory for Baltimore as a 135 road dog against the Boston Red Sox. The 25-year-old allowed both of Boston’s runs, giving up six hits over seven innings.
Orioles closer Jim Johnson notched his 41st save, anchoring setup men Tommy Hunter and Brian Matusz. Baltimore’s Manny Machado drilled a two-run double, while mates Adam Jones and Danny Valencia combined to hit 4-for-7.
Jimenez outdueled by Braves
Jimenez came away with his fourth loss over five starts on the same night, falling in Cleveland’s 3-1 defeat to the Atlanta Braves. The Dominican Republic native gave up all of Atlanta’s scoring over his seven frames of action, while logging 10 strikeouts as a 133 road dog.
Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall avoided a shutout for his club, poking a late solo shot homer. Cleveland was edged out in hits, 8-7, while the tight duel’s combined four runs plunged ‘Under’ the ‘total’ of 7.5.
Back Baltimore on the road
William Hill opened this contest at "Pick ’em" MLB odds, while first listing the ‘total’ at a flat eight. Cleveland’s weather forecast calls for a partly cloudy 68 degrees, with calm winds blowing left to right.
I am backing Tillman and the Orioles in this road spot for my sports picks , laying the low premium of minus 110.
Tillman has tossed some tight ball in his last four road starts, allowing just seven earned runs over a lengthy 29 innings. Baltimore has cashed at 10-3 in Tillman’s last 13 road outings against clubs with winning records, while going 9-3 in the hurler’s last 12 spots that followed a Quality Start.
Jimenez has dropped his last two home starts, overvalued as ‘chalk’ each time out. The 29-year-old faces an Orioles club hitting .266 against right-handed pitching on the road, while Cleveland is 3-7 in its last 10 home dates when facing a listed righty.
Baltimore’s Matt Wieters and Nick Markakis have one homer each in a combined five at-bat’s facing Jimenez, while J.J. Hardy has a long ball as part of a 3-for-8 career mark. Look to the Orioles for some octane again in your MLB picks, adding another cashed ticket to a 4-1 mark in their last five road matchups with Cleveland.
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