Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/11/2014
Monday, May 12, 7:05 PM on FSDT, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Detroit Tigers - Porcello, R (5-1) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Norris, B (2-2)
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Monday night, the Detroit Tigers will take the field behind Rick Porcello as they take on the Baltimore Orioles and Bud Norris. Both pitchers will be making their 7th starts of the season.
Rick Porcello improved his record to 5 – 1 with an ERA of 3.49 after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Porcello allowed 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.2 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. At this pace, Porcello will equal or better his results in 2013 when he went 13 – 8 with a 4.32 ERA in 29 starts and 3 relief appearances.
Last season, Porcello lost both of his starts against the Orioles. But this season, he opened the year with a win against Baltimore after a 6.2 inning effort where he allowed just a run on 3 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Bud Norris got a no decision in his last outing and that kept his record at 2 - 2 as his ERA dipped slightly to 3.82. In that start, Norris went 5.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits (including a home run) as he walked 4 and struck out 5. Last season, Norris was just 10 – 12 with an ERA of 4.18 as he made 30 starts and 2 relief appearances with the Houston Astros and the Orioles.
In 2013, Norris was 0 - 1 in 2 starts against the Tigers. He opened the season with a loss against Detroit after giving up 5 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings of work.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 14-14-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 1.1
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 14-17-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0
Injuries to Watch
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/14 P Anibal Sanchez Finger 15-day DL (4/27)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29)
04/26/14 1B Chris Davis Oblique 15-day DL (4/26)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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