Start Time: May 15 2018, 7:05 PM
The Philadelphia Phillies have lost six of their last nine on the road, but they’re still a solid 23-16 overall on the season and here they’ll face a Baltimore Orioles side which is 2-9 in its last 11 home games against teams with a winning record. We can also note that Philly is coming off a solid 5-1 homestand.
Andrew Cashner (1-4, 4.84 ERA) will take the ball for Baltimore in this matchup. He gave up three runs on six hits in six innings against KC his last time out and has surrendered a total of 16 runs covering 20 2/3 frames through his last four starts. Orioles are just 1-4 in Cashner’s last five home starts.
The Phillies counter with Nick Pivetta (2-2, 4.15 ERA) who threw five scoreless innings with four hits, seven strikeouts and no walks against San Francisco his last time out. Phillies are 10-2 in Pivetta’s last 12 starts.
Baltimore has won five of its last six games but is still last place in the American League East with a 13-28 record. I think the price is right to back Philadelphia here in the series-opener.
Free pick on Philadelphia Phillies.
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