7:05 PM New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
The Orioles won 11 of their final 13 games before the All-Star break and look to keep it going when they host the Yankees for a 3-game series. Baltimore will be starting right-hander Tyler Wells (7-5, 3.38 ERA) and he won 6 straight decisions before taking the loss in his last outing when he allowed 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a 5-4 setback against the Rays last Friday. Wells is 0-2 with a 3.32 ERA in 9 career appearances against the Yankees. The Yankees will counter with right-hander Jameson Taillon (10-2, 3.86) and he allowed 1 run on 2 hits and struck out 5 in 6 innings in a 14-1 pounding over the Red Sox on Saturday. Taillon is 1-0 with a 3.91 ERA in 5 career starts against the Orioles.
⚾The Yankees are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
⚾The Yankees have lost 6 of their last 10 games including 4 of the last 5 road games.
⚾Taillon has allowed 15 hits and 12 runs in his last 16.1 innings.
⚾The Orioles are 8-0 in their last 8 home games.
⚾The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Bookie: Orioles
10:10 PM Houston Astros @ Seattle Mariners
The Mariners have won 22 of their past 25 games to go from 10 games below .500 (29-39) into one of the AL’s three wild-card playoff spots. In the 25-game span, the Mariners had the lowest ERA (2.45) in the majors. The Astros are scheduled to start right-hander Jose Urquidy (8-4, 4.09 ERA) and will face Marco Gonzales (5-9, 3.50) in this matchup. Urquidy is 1-3 with a 6.25 ERA in 7 career appearances against the Mariners in 6 starts. All 3 losses have come this season, as he has failed to pitch more than 4 2/3 innings in any of those games while allowing 15 earned runs in just 13 innings. Gonzales is 2-8 with a 4.63 ERA in 13 appearances against the Astros and he is 1-2 against the Astros this season. The Astros are coming off a 2-game double header sweep of the Yankees while the Mariners haven’t played since July 17th.
⚾The Astros are 42-18 in the last 60 meetings.
⚾The Astros have won 8 of their last 10 games.
⚾Gonzalez has allowed 27 hits and 9 earned runs in his last 18.2 innings.
⚾The Mariners are the hottest team in MLB but after 4 days off this could be a let-down spot.
The Bookie: Astros