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The (24-28) New York Yankees of the American League East Division will be in the “RED LINE STATE” for the first of a three-game divisional series.
The Yankees play the (29-22) 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 Friday, June 3rd, 2016.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the New York Yankees must start to swing the bat better to score runs. Baltimore will contend for the AL East title with Boston, Toronto and Friday’s opponent.
The Opening Betting line has Baltimore as a 125 Home Favorite. The Betting Odds Total is eight runs for Friday’s game.
The 2016 New York Yankees are 2-1 on their current road trip. The “BRONX BOMBERS” got swept at Toronto in the last series. New York will fly to the “MOTOR CITY” for a makeup game on Thursday, June 2nd.
New York is fourth in the division, seven and a half games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox. The Yankees are 11-16 away from Yankees stadium this season and just 9-15 vs. The AL East. The team will return to the “BIG APPLE” for a seven-game homestand beginning on Monday, June, 6th hosting the Angels.
Center Fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran are the team’s leading hitters. Other players must step up to the plate. Starting Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka threw six innings, giving up two runs in Wednesday’s loss North of the Border.
C.C Sabathia is the weak link in the rotation. The Californian performances on the mound must improve if the Yankees want a postseason birth. Management will probably make some moves by the trade deadline to upgrade their pitching staff.
Bovada list the New York Yankees at +750 to win the 2016 American League East Title.
The Baltimore Orioles dropped two of three in the last series to Boston. Baltimore is second in the AL East, two full games behind the leading Red Sox. The “O’s” are 18-10 in front of the home crowd the first two months of the season.
Baltimore will hit the road for seven games on Friday, June 10th in Toronto. The Orioles have a series vs. Kansas City after hosting the Yankees. Baltimore has scored nine runs in the finale against Boston, but the pitching staff gave up thirteen.
Shortstop Manny Machado along with Right Fielder Mark Trumbo are swinging the bat with consistency. Starting Pitcher Chris Tillman has a rotation best seven victories, a 2.92 ERA with sixty-one strikeouts.
Baltimore must continue to hit the baseball and keep the Yankees near the bottom of the standings. The home series vs. Kansas City will tell a lot about their deficiencies.
The Baltimore Orioles are listed at +1,000 to win the 2016 American League Crown.
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