The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles continue their three-game series tonight. The Orioles won the first game of the series yesterday by a score of 7-6. These two division rivals are meeting for the first time this season and they have plenty of matchups left as the season is so early on. The Yankees are coming off taking two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies in their last series while the Orioles took two of three games from the Texas Rangers on the road. Despite these games being so early in the year, they can have an impact on how the division race shapes up so every game really does matter here.
Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2023
Time: 7:05 p.m. EST
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland
Team Records: New York Yankees (4-3), Baltimore Orioles (4-3)
Projected Starting Pitchers:
Jhony Brito (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Cole Irvin (0-1, 13.50 ERA)
What to Watch:
Baltimore will be throwing out Cole Irvin. He was roughed up in his first start of the season against the Boston Red Sox, allowing six earned runs over four innings. It wasn’t a pretty start to the season for Irvin and it doesn’t get any easier as he now faces the offensive powerhouse that the Yankees are. Despite this, New York is prone to striking out a lot so Irvin will need to make sure that he controls his pitch count and mixes things up to try and confuse the Yankee hitters.
Game Prediction: New York Yankees 8, Baltimore Orioles 4
Give me the Yankees to win this game today behind a strong offensive day. I have Aaron Judge hitting a home run or two in route to another win on the season.
Odds Presented By Betfred Sportsbook
Spread – New York Yankees -1.5 (+120) / Baltimore Orioles +1.5 (-140)
Moneyline – New York Yankees -130 / Baltimore Orioles +110
Total – 9.0 – Over (-105) / Under (-115)
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