Guardians look to continue win streak, play the Orioles
The Cleveland Guardians are looking to keep a three-game win streak alive when they play the Baltimore Orioles.
Cleveland Guardians (22-24, second in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (22-31, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Shane Bieber (2-3, 3.35 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 51 strikeouts); Orioles: Bruce Zimmermann (2-3, 4.01 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 41 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -135, Orioles +115; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians seek to continue a three-game win streak with a victory against the Baltimore Orioles.
Baltimore has a 22-31 record overall and a 13-13 record at home. The Orioles have gone 13-20 in games when they have given up at least one home run.
Cleveland has an 11-16 record on the road and a 22-24 record overall. The Guardians have gone 17-1 in games when they scored at least five runs.
Friday’s game is the first time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Hays has 12 doubles and five home runs for the Orioles. Ramon Urias is 10-for-38 with four doubles, two home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.
Jose Ramirez has 11 doubles, four triples and 13 home runs for the Guardians. Oscar Gonzalez is 9-for-25 with three doubles over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 4-6, .244 batting average, 5.06 ERA, outscored by three runs
Guardians: 5-5, .242 batting average, 2.72 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
INJURIES: Orioles: Joey Krehbiel: day-to-day (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Spenser Watkins: 15-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dean Kremer: 10-Day IL (oblique)
Guardians: Franmil Reyes: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (left glute), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)