Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Al Presto. Charliessports.com produces for MLB news and notes. MLB Premium Picks are winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the 2016 World Series. The (8-16) New York Yankees of the American League East Division will be in the “RED LINE STATE”. For the final game of a three-day series. The Yankees play the (15-10) Baltimore Orioles also of the AL East in 2016 Major League Baseball action. The teams will play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards near the inner harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Game time is at 7:05 PM EST. On Thursday, May 5, 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the New York Yankees are off to a rough start in 2016. The Yankees will pull it together in the next few months. The Baltimore Orioles are cooling down after a fast start to the season. The opening line has the Baltimore Orioles as a -115 Home Favorite Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total are 7′ for Thursday’s game.
The New York Yankees are last in the division, six and a half games out of the lead. The “BRONX BOMBERS” are just 3-9 on the road so far this season.
The teams are playing game two of the series on Wednesday, May, 4th. The Yankees will be back in the “BRONX” for a ten game home stand starting on Friday, May, 6th, hosting the “BOSOX”.
Designated Hitter Alex Rodriguez leads the batting order with five home runs and twelve RBI’S. Second Baseman Starlin Castro is tops on the team with a .300 batting average and has twenty-seven hits. Starting Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi leads the rotation with thirty-one strikeouts. The relief pitcher has five saves under his belt.
The New York Yankees will have Right Hander Masahiro Tanaka, who is 1-0 with a (2.87) era on the hill. The 6’3″ 215 pound Itami, Japan product pitched 6.2 innings, giving up six hits and two runs in a 4-2 no decision road defeat to Boston on April 29th.
The New York Yankees are listed at +700 to win the 2016 American League East Division Title.
The 2016 Baltimore Orioles are on top of the AL East, a half game in front of second-place Boston. Baltimore is 10-3 at home through the first month of the season.
Baltimore won the first game of the series 4-1 on Tuesday, May 3rd. Baltimore will be on the road for three games in Minnesota on Monday, May 9th.
Right Fielder Mark Trumbo is the leader at the plate with eight homers and 22 RBI’S. Third Baseman Manny Machado has a .350 batting average, a .407 on-base percentage and has thirty-six hits. Starting Pitcher,
Chris Tillman leads the pitching staff with three victories, a 2.81 earned run average, and thirty-three strikeouts. Notable Injuries: Shortstop J.J. Hardy is out until late June with a foot fracture.
Baltimore is 20-7 their last twenty-seven at Camden Yards.
Baltimore will send Right Hander Kevin Gausman. Who is 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA to the hill for game three? The Centennial, Colorado native went six innings, giving up four hits and three runs in an 8-8 no decision road loss to the White Sox on April 30th.
Bovada.Lv lists the Baltimore Orioles at +1,600 to win the 2016 American League Crown.
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