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MLB : ATS Matchup
Friday 8/17/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
BALTIMORE  HESS )
 
CLEVELAND  CARRASCO )
+1.5  +145

-1.5  -165
+290

-365

9un
 
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Final
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BALTIMORE (36 - 85) at CLEVELAND (69 - 51)
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Friday, 8/17/2018 7:10 PM
DAVID HESS (R) vs. CARLOS CARRASCO (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
917BALTIMORE+290Ov 9,-125+290Ov 9,+100
918CLEVELAND-365Un 9,+105-365Un 9,-120
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
BALTIMORE - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games36-85-41.553-634.00.2390.2960.3880.6845.50.2780.3460.4540.800
Road Games15-45-23.231-283.60.2290.2810.3690.6505.70.2830.3550.4650.820
vs Right-handed Starters21-60-34.638-393.90.2350.2900.3920.6815.80.2810.3480.4600.808
Past 7 Games1-6-53-34.60.2750.3470.4490.7968.30.2970.3820.5280.911
Grass Games34-74-33.747-564.00.2420.3000.3890.6895.50.2760.3430.4510.794
Night Games21-56-30.732-413.90.2400.2960.3890.6855.60.2780.3500.4600.811
BALTIMORE - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2390.2961214131986179101390.3884613351054417721088212061
Road Games3.60.2290.281602087477877640.3692081515792037948455324
Righty Starters3.90.2350.2908127326411315960.3923052117092449075607844
BALTIMORE - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.771.543428.32442274494721238913-25211558.3%
Road Games4.941.590211.3125116220251162096-16101050%

CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games69-51-10.861-555.10.2590.3250.4250.7504.00.2420.2920.3990.691
Home Games37-23-4.636-215.70.2710.3410.4520.7934.40.2490.2940.4090.704
vs Right-handed Starters51-38-9.946-405.20.2610.3260.4320.7584.10.2400.2900.4010.691
Past 7 Games6-1+4.64-35.60.2720.3470.4020.7492.90.2120.2630.3810.644
Grass Games69-51-10.861-555.10.2590.3250.4250.7504.00.2420.2920.3990.691
Night Games40-35-14.738-354.80.2550.3190.4170.7374.10.2470.3010.4050.706
CLEVELAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2590.32512041481073204141530.42559340789090834856510257
Home Games5.70.2710.3416020315511075830.4523282164224941343365727
Righty Starters5.20.2610.326893082804159121150.4324522996606561363437346
CLEVELAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.861.296325.61841763186010432211-19311370.5%
Home Games5.621.323174.711410917631551727-916866.7%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
BALTIMORE - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/3/2018HESS(R)@ TEXASJURADO(R)3-11L14511.5 ovO10731051
8/4/2018BUNDY(R)@ TEXASMINOR(L)1-3L13510 unU531850
8/5/2018RAMIREZ(R)@ TEXASHUTCHISON(R)9-6W15010.5 ovO1120690
8/7/2018COBB(R)@ TAMPA BAYGLASNOW(R)3-4L1607.5 unU741660
8/8/2018CASHNER(R)@ TAMPA BAYSTANEK(R)5-4W1707.5 ovO745770
8/9/2018HESS(R)@ TAMPA BAYWOOD(R)4-5L1828 unO820650
8/10/2018BUNDY(R)BOSTONEOVALDI(R)12-19L+2009 ovO17801671
8/11/2018YACABONIS(R)BOSTONPRICE(L)0-5L+24510 ovU551960
8/11/2018RAMIREZ(R)BOSTONVELAZQUEZ(R)4-6L+20510 unP7100750
8/12/2018COBB(R)BOSTONSALE(L)1-4L+3058.5 evU591970
8/14/2018CASHNER(R)NY METSVARGAS(L)6-3W+1009.5 ovU1171760
8/15/2018BUNDY(R)NY METSWHEELER(R)5-16L+1009 unO121001990
8/17/2018HESS(R)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R) 
8/18/2018COBB(R)@ CLEVELANDPLUTKO(R) 
8/19/2018CASHNER(R)@ CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R) 
8/20/2018BUNDY(R)@ TORONTOESTRADA(R) 
8/21/2018RAMIREZ(R)@ TORONTOGAVIGLIO(R) 
8/22/2018HESS(R)@ TORONTOSTROMAN(R) 
8/24/2018 NY YANKEES  

CLEVELAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/3/2018CLEVINGER(R)LA ANGELSBARRIA(R)4-7L-2509 ovO8701070
8/4/2018KLUBER(R)LA ANGELSPENA(R)3-0W-2908.5 ovU450350
8/5/2018BIEBER(R)LA ANGELSMCGUIRE(R)4-3W-2659.5 unU76111111
8/6/2018BAUER(R)MINNESOTAGIBSON(R)10-0W-2058.5 ovO1150361
8/7/2018CARRASCO(R)MINNESOTAMEJIA(L)2-3L-2358.5 ovU6801190
8/8/2018CLEVINGER(R)MINNESOTAODORIZZI(R)5-2W-1909 ovU860873
8/9/2018KLUBER(R)MINNESOTABERRIOS(R)5-4W-2057.5 ovO681721
8/10/2018BIEBER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXRODON(L)0-1L-1459 unU580561
8/11/2018BAUER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSHIELDS(R)3-1W-2208.5 ovU970343
8/12/2018CARRASCO(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXCOVEY(R)9-7W-2158.5 ovO14100941
8/13/2018CLEVINGER(R)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)10-3W-1759 unO1811010121
8/14/2018KLUBER(R)@ CINCINNATIROMANO(R)8-1W-2008.5 ovO1050540
8/15/2018BIEBER(R)@ CINCINNATISTEPHENSON(R)4-3W-1659 unU55110110
8/17/2018CARRASCO(R)BALTIMOREHESS(R) 
8/18/2018PLUTKO(R)BALTIMORECOBB(R) 
8/19/2018CLEVINGER(R)BALTIMORECASHNER(R) 
8/20/2018KLUBER(R)@ BOSTONPORCELLO(R) 
8/21/2018BIEBER(R)@ BOSTONEOVALDI(R) 
8/22/2018CARRASCO(R)@ BOSTONJOHNSON(L) 
8/23/2018 @ BOSTON  
8/24/2018 @ KANSAS CITY  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
BALTIMORE: 2017: 75-87, fifth place.
MANAGER: Buck Showalter (ninth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Andrew Cashner, OF Colby Rasmus, LHP Nestor Cortes Jr., C Andrew Susac, INF Engelb Vielma, OF Austin Hays.
SUBTRACTIONS: C Welington Castillo, SS J.J. Hardy, RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, LHP Wade Miley, RHP Jeremy Hellickson.
OUTLOOK: The Orioles were 25-16 and in first place last year before fading to their first losing season since 2011. The prospect for improvement will rest on a power-laden lineup that needs Davis and Trumbo to rebound from poor performances, but both sluggers fought through injuries this spring and Trumbo will be on the disabled list on opening day. With a shaky rotation and a bullpen that is without injured closer Zach Britton, the Orioles must score plenty of runs to make some noise in the AL East. Baltimore's defense, usually a strong point, was not particularly efficient in 2017. The team addressed the problem by switching Machado to shortstop and working hard on fundamentals this spring. Most important, this could be the last season in Baltimore for Jones and Machado, whose contracts expire after 2018. If the Orioles are sputtering in July, the most intriguing aspect of the team might be whether one or both stars get jettisoned before the July 31 trade deadline.
CLEVELAND: 2017: 102-60, first place, lost to Yankees in ALDS.
MANAGER: Terry Francona (sixth season).
ADDITIONS: 1B-DH Yonder Alonso, LF Rajai Davis, RHP Alexi Ogando.
SUBTRACTIONS: 1B Carlos Santana, OF Jay Bruce, RHP Bryan Shaw, RHP Joe Smith, OF Austin Jackson, LHP Boone Logan.
OUTLOOK: No team has felt postseason pain lately quite like the Indians. They blew a 3-1 lead and lost the 2016 World Series to the Cubs, and squandered a 2-0 advantage in last year's best-of-five Division Series against the Yankees. With arguably baseball's strongest rotation led by Kluber, the Indians are poised to possibly end a championship drought approaching its 70th anniversary. Alonso must help the offense offset the losses of Santana and Bruce. Francona won't have Shaw in the bullpen anymore after the durable reliever pitched in at least 74 games each of the past four seasons. Winning the AL Central won't suffice for the Indians, who are determined to finish the job this year.
PREVIEW
First and worst as Indians host O's
 

CLEVELAND -- Two teams that are a study in contrasts will meet Friday night at Progressive Field to open a three-game series: The Cleveland Indians, who have the biggest lead in any division in the majors, will face the Baltimore Orioles, who are the farthest out of first place of any last-place team in the big leagues.

Cleveland (69-51) leads the AL Central by 12 1/2 games over second-place Minnesota. Baltimore (36-85) is 49 1/2 games behind AL East-leading Boston.

Cleveland swept a three-game series in April in Baltimore. Since the start of the 2017 season, the Indians are 9-1 against the Orioles.

The pitching matchup Friday night is Indians veteran right-hander Carlos Carrasco (14-6, 3.50 ERA) vs. Orioles rookie right-hander David Hess (2-6, 6.25).

Carrasco has been on a roll for most of the season, but since coming off the disabled list on July 6 he has been almost unbeatable. Carrasco was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 17 with a right elbow contusion, the result of getting hit by a line drive.

He was activated on July 6, and in eight appearances since then he is 6-1 with a 2.00 ERA. In 45 innings, he has 59 strikeouts and five walks.

"He came back (from the DL) fresh, and for whatever reason there was no rust at all," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco. "So we're able to use that to our advantage, because his tank still looks full, and we're in the middle of August."

Carrasco's recipe for success is basic pitching 101.

"He establishes his fastball early, and once he puts his velocity in the head (of hitters), they have to respect that, and that makes his breaking ball really effective," Francona said.

Friday will be Carrasco's second start of the season against the Orioles. On April 23 in Baltimore, he was a 2-1 winner, pitching 7 1/3 innings and allowing one run and six hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks. In six career appearances against Baltimore, Carrasco is 3-2 with a 2.51 ERA.

Hess has split the 2018 season between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk. In nine starts for Norfolk, he was 3-2 with a 3.15 ERA.

In Hess' last start for the Orioles, he had a no-decision in a 5-4 Baltimore loss to Tampa Bay on Aug. 9. Hess pitched 5 2/3 innings in that game, allowing three runs and four hits, with three strikeouts and three walks.

Hess' last major league win came May 25. In 10 appearances (eight starts) since then, he is 0-5 with a 7.13 ERA. Friday will be his first career appearance against Cleveland.

The struggling Orioles come into Friday's game having lost 10 of their last 12 games, the last of those being a 16-5 blowout loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday.

After a lackluster first half, Cleveland started to build some momentum in the second half. The Indians are 18-8 since the All-Star break. They lead the majors with 98 stolen bases and are second in the American League with 166 home runs.

Cleveland is the only team in the majors that has four players with 70 or more RBIs: Jose Ramirez (89), Edwin Encarnacion (81), Francisco Lindor (75) and Yonder Alonso (70).


Last Updated: 9/19/2018 4:58:05 AM EST


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