New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

Media by Associated Press - New York Yankees relief pitcher Lucas Luetge throws during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, July 22, 2022, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 7-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Media by Associated Press – New York Yankees relief pitcher Lucas Luetge throws during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, July 22, 2022, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 7-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Aaron Judge led the New York Yankees (65-30) to a 7-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles (46-47) on Friday night with two more home runs. The All-Star has three home runs and seven RBI since the All-Star break as the Yankees maintain the best record in baseball.

Saturday’s game between the Yankees and Orioles starts at 7:05 p.m. ET at Camden Yards, streaming free on MLB.TV and airing locally in both markets.

The Yankees will start RHP Gerrit Cole (9-2, 3.02) against Orioles RHP Jordan Lyles (6-8, 4.75). New York is 10-4 against the Orioles this season, 5-2 in both stadiums. Last year they won the season series 11-8, and the Yankees are 45-17 against Baltimore since the start of the 2019 season.

Judge Leads Yankees Again

The Yankees started the second half with two losses in Houston on Thursday before beating the Orioles Friday night. They have scored at least five runs in six of their last eight games, and they are 4-6 in their last ten contests. The Yankees are 28-18 on the road, 31-15 against the AL East, and 44-22 against RHP.

Judge had another monster game on Friday with two home runs and four RBI. He has 36 home runs and 77 RBI on the season to go with a .284 average. His second homer, in the fifth inning, was 465 feet, his longest of the season and the third-longest homer in Camden Yards since StatCast started.

Josh Donaldson had two doubles in the series opener, while Jose Trevino, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and Joey Gallo drove in runs. Giancarlo Stanton has 24 homers and 61 RBI on the season for the Yankees, while Anthony Rizzo has 22 homers and 57 RBI.

Cole’s last start was on Sunday, a win against Boston, and while being named an All-Star, he did not pitch in the game. He’s gone seven innings in two straight starts and four of his last six outings. Since the start of June, Cole is 4-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 46 innings.

Cole went 1-1 against Baltimore in May, allowing seven runs on 14 hits over 15 innings as he struck out 16 and didn’t issue a walk. He’s faced Rougned Odor 23 times, allowing just two hits, and Anthony Santander is 2-for-14. Ramon Urias is 3-for-8 with a homer off Cole, while Austin Hays is 4-for-10.

Orioles Turn to Lyles to Beat Yankees

The Orioles went into the All-Star break on a high note, winning eight of their last 10 and 13 of their last 20. In falling to the Yankees on Friday, they are now 25-18 at home this season and 16-22 against the AL East. They are 27-33 against RHP and 15-17 in games decided by one run.

Santander went deep in the seventh off Aroldis Chapman on Friday. He finished 2-for-5 with three RBI, while Adley Rutschman and Cedric Mullins also had two hits.

Santander leads the team with 16 home runs and 49 RBI on the season. Ryan Mountcastle has 14 homers and 46 RBI, while Hays has 12 homers and 46 driven in. In 47 games since being called up, Rutschman has 16 doubles, 22 extra-base hits, and 16 RBI.

Lyles last start came on Sunday as he was hit hard in a loss at Tampa Bay. In that game, he gave up six runs on six hits in just 2⅔ innings while also allowing two home runs. He’s allowed six homers in his last seven starts, going 3-3 in that span with a 4.43 ERA.

He faced the Yankees on May 23 in New York, earning the win while allowing four runs on five hits over 6⅔ innings. Rizzo is 8-for-28 with two homers against Lyles, while Judge is 2-for-11 with two homers. Donaldson is 7-for-13 against him, and Stanton is 7-for-18 with a home run.

Batting Analysis

  • New York Yankees -1.5 (-130) Moneyline -230
  • Baltimore Orioles +1.5 (+110) Moneyline +195
  • Total Runs 8.5. Over -105. Under -115

Four of the last five games between these teams has gone over, and when Cole faced Lyles in May, the final score was 6-4. Look for the bats to stay hot on both sides, especially the Yankees, as the runs add up again on Saturday.

Free Pick: Over 8.5 runs (-105)

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Barry Devoe can regularly be found rocking the sticks on League of Legends, Rocket League, and CS:GO, but he loves his traditional sports as well. Barry is a Chicago sports fan through and through, but his knowledge of the game is second-to-none. When he's not watching or playing, he works as a baseball umpire and football referee.

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