Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/2/2014
Tuesday, June 3, 7:05 PM on MAS2, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Baltimore Orioles - Norris, B (3-5) vs. Texas Rangers - Saunders, J (0-1)
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Veteran right-hander Bud Norris will be on the hill for the Baltimore Orioles when they go up against Joe Saunders and the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Last Wednesday, Bud Norris lost for the fifth time this season when he was beaten by the Milwaukee Brewers on the road. He allowed four earned runs in six innings of work in that start and struck out just one while walking three. Norris now has a 3-5 record on the year with a 4.04 ERA and he's struck out just 40 batters in 62.1 innings.
Donnie Murphy has an RBI against Norris, but he is hitless against him in four at-bats. Outfielder Alex Rios has two hits in three career at-bats against the right-hander with a double.
Joe Saunders ended up with a no decision in his start against the Minnesota Twins last week despite giving up no runs in five innings. He gave up just five hits in that game and struck out six while walking two batters. In 8.2 innings, Saunders has struck out 10 hitters and he has a 4.15 ERA.
Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has 10 hits in 31 at-bats against Saunders with a double, two home runs and three RBI. Power-hitting first baseman Chris Davis has hit a home run off of Saunders in his career, but he is just 3-for-11 against him overall with six strikeouts.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 25-28-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.2
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 27-24-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/01/14 RF Nelson Cruz Hand questionable
05/22/14 P Tommy Hunter Groin 15-day DL (5/20)
05/11/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
05/14/14 P Matt Harrison Back 15-day DL (5/14)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Baltimore
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