The BALTIMORE and the TEXAS will both be gunning for a victory on 8/4/2018 at 8:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
GAME: Baltimore Orioles (33-77) at Texas Rangers (48-63)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 04 – 8:05 PM EST
WHERE: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: 8:05 PM
PREDICTION: TEXAS , BALTIMORE
Oddsmakers currently have the TEXAS listed as -150 point favorites versus the BALTIMORE, while the game’s total is sitting at 10.5.
The Texas Rangers have scored 28 runs while winning the first two contests of their four-game series against the visiting Baltimore Orioles and look to continue the assault on Saturday. The Rangers slugged three homers in each of the victories, including Friday’s 11-3 rout that followed a season-best 17-run performance.
Rougned Odor has homered in both games of the series and belted his third career grand slam on Friday as the Rangers won for the sixth time in seven contests. Joey Gallo and Robinson Chirinos also went deep and Elvis Andrus extended the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 14 games. Baltimore is a major league-worst 13-42 on the road, and Friday’s loss was its 13th in its last 14 away from home. Mark Trumbo is riding a modest six-game hitting streak for the Orioles and is two hits away from reaching 1,000 for his career.
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, MASN2 (Baltimore), FS Southwest (Texas)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Orioles RH Dylan Bundy (7-9, 4.53 ERA) vs. Rangers LH Mike Minor (7-6, 4.73)
Bundy served up three homers in each of his last two starts but went 1-0 with a no-decision. The 25-year-old defeated Tampa Bay in his last turn as he gave up three runs and four hits to go with seven strikeouts. Bundy is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA in four career appearances (two starts) against Texas and has shut down Adrian Beltre (0-for-7).
Minor struck out eight while beating Houston in his last turn as he gave up two runs, four hits and one walk. The 30-year-old has allowed fewer than three runs in six of his last eight turns and has given up four or fewer hits on five occasions during that span. Minor was roughed up for six runs – five earned – and four hits in 2 2/3 innings while losing his lone career start against the Orioles on July 15 and has posted a 7.50 ERA in four appearances.
1. Odor is 3-for-6 with two homers, seven RBIs, five runs scored and five walks over the first two games of the series and is a scorching 21-for-52 with six homers and 14 RBIs since the All-Star break.
2. Baltimore SS Tim Beckham is 5-for-9 in the series and has recorded six multi-hit performances over his last 13 games.
3. Gallo has homered in back-to-back contests and gone deep seven times in his last 14 appearances.
PREDICTION: Rangers 8, Orioles 6