Posted on May 13, 2016 by Clive Jacobs

Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander gets the start vs the Orioles.

Friday, May 13th 7:05 PM

Starting Pitchers:
Detroit: Verlander
Baltimore: Tillman

Odds:
Baltimore Orioles -143
O/U 8 runs

The Baltimore Orioles entered Thursday’s night’s game with the Detroit Tigers red hot as they’ve won four straight games on route to a 21-12 overall record which is currently good enough for first place in the American League East.

The Tigers have been less impressive of late as they’ve lost 8 of their last 9 games with all but 3 of those games played on the road.

The two teams started a four game series Thursday night with Detroit’s bullpen blowing a 3 run lead in the 7th inning, giving the Orioles their 5th straight win by a score of 7-5.

Friday night’s game features a great pitching matchup between the orioles’ Chris Tillman and the Tigers’ Jason Verlander.

Tillman has won his last 3 starts and currently holds a 3.05 ERA and 1.200 WHIP. For Detroit, Verlander has gone 1-1 with a no decision in his last 3 starts, but is 9-3 on his career against Baltimore.

The Orioles have developed into one of the more steady lineups in the league, and the pitching has found its consistency,as well. They’ll look to keep the momentum of their 5 game winning streak and add some separation between them and the 2nd place Boston Red Sox Friday night has they host the Tigers for game 2 of their 4 game series.

 

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