By: Stephen Nover     Date: Sep 23, 2018
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Free Sports Game Preview and Prediction: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees
Sunday, September 23, 2018 1:05 PM
Play: Point Spread: 1.5/130 Baltimore Orioles
Not only could this game turn into a multiple inning relief pitching matchup for the Yankees, but New York may not have its full concentration. You can't blame the Yankees for this because they just clinched a wild-card spot with a 3-2 victory against Baltimore on Saturday. J.A. Happ is slated to get the start for New York. He's pitched well for the Yankees. But this is a rare action play for me - not listed pitchers - as I want to fade the Yankees in this letdown spot. If Happ goes, he probably won't pitch deep into the game as the Yankees need him for the postseason. The Orioles are going with Alex Cobb, who is making his first appearance in 12 days because of a blister. Cobb had been pitching his best ball of the season going 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA in his last eight starts. Cobb has a strong history against the Yankees, too, going 7-4 with a 2.90 ERA in 16 career starts. Baltimore is the worst team in baseball. But the Orioles have been competitive lately. They have lost only once by more than two runs during their last nine games. The Orioles probably should have defeated the Yankees on Saturday stranding 12 runners in the one-run loss.

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