Orioles vs Astros – 6/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Predictions
Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros MLB Baseball Sunday, June 9, 2019 (2:10pm et) Current Odds: Astros -200 Total Runs 8.5
Give the undermanned Baltimore Orioles credit: They are giving one of baseball’s best teams quite a fight.
What seemed like a weekend series mismatch has been nothing of the sort, and after a win Saturday at Houston’s Minute Maid Park the Orioles will go for the unlikely series win on Sunday.
After Baltimore built an early 3-0 lead on Friday night only to lose 4-3 in extra innings, the rebuilding Orioles entered with baseball’s worst record going against the Astros, the team with the best mark in the majors.
But it was the Orioles who pulled away in the late innings for the 4-1 road win, making the Orioles baseball’s last team to reach the 20-win mark this season.
The Orioles, 0-11-1 in their last 12 series, have dropped the finale in each of their past seven series, a stretch that includes four consecutive losses in rubber matches.
Right-hander Dylan Bundy (3-6, 4.64 ERA) will get the ball for Baltimore on Sunday. Bundy is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA over four career appearances (three starts) against the Astros. He faced Houston twice last season, posting a 3.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts over 12 innings while failing to record a decision.
After a rough start to the season, Bundy has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last six starts, going 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA after a brutal first six starts this season (0-4, 6.67 ERA in March and April).
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Baltimore last won the final game of a series on May 12 against the Los Angeles Angels. The Orioles’ last series victory came April 22-24 over the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards. Their last road series win was April 1-3 at Toronto and was part of a four-game road winning streak.
“Yeah, that’d be great,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said of a potential series win. “Listen, we compete. I just like the way our guys go out there and put yesterday behind them. We’ve got a chance to win a series like we’ve had a chance to win a series the last four, so we’re expecting a good start out of Dylan and hopefully have a chance to win the game.”
Left-hander Wade Miley (5-3, 3.39 ERA) is the scheduled starter for the Astros in their series finale with Baltimore. Miley is 1-2 with a 6.98 ERA over four career starts against the team he pitched for over parts of two seasons (2016-17).
He did not factor into the decision in his previous outing, an 11-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on June 4 after he allowed three runs on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over five innings.
Miley has allowed more than three earned runs in a start only once this season, surrendering four over six innings in an 11-4 win at the Detroit Tigers on May 14.
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