The New York Yankees (70-63) will look to get back to their winning ways as they take on the Baltimore Orioles (71-61). The Yankees will send their ace, CC Sabatha (11-11, 4.81 ERA), to the hill. It’s been a rough season for Sabathia. The big left hander is starting to lose some velocity and must figure out different ways to register outs. Over his last ten starts, Sabathia has allowed at least two earned runs. Sabathia’s control hasn’t been great either, walking 13 batters over his last three starts. Over the last few years, Sabathia has enjoyed a fair amount of success against the Orioles, but has struggled recently. Sabathia is 1-1 with a 3.80 ERA in three starts this year.
The Orioles will counter with RHP Miguel Gonzalez (8-6, 3.77 ERA). Gonzalez has worked out of the bullpen recently, but will be asked to spot start. Gonzalez has come up winless in three starts against the Yankees. However, Gonzalez has held the potent Yankee offense to just five earned runs over 19 innings. He’ll look to build on that success against a Yankee team that had trouble scoring runs in Toronto.
Pick: The over/under is set at 8.5, so we like the over. CC has struggled recently and the Yankee hit much better at home against right handed starters.