Orioles Look to Salvage Finale
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 on Wednesday night and will try to avoid a series and season sweep.
The Orioles have not won against the Tigers this season and will look to change that while Detroit looks to improve to 6-0 against Baltimore in 2022.
The Orioles are 7-12 in September and their Wild Card hopes are starting to fade as they are five games behind the Seattle Mariners for the last playoff spot. The Tigers are 7-11 this month.
Orioles Running Out of Time
With only 15 games left, the Baltimore Orioles are 5½ games out of a Wild Card spot and wins are needed more than ever against a team they haven’t beaten this season.
At home this year, the Orioles have been strong with a 41-32 record.
On offense, the Orioles have mostly struggled with the 22nd-ranked run totals. Along with their run total, the Orioles also have the 25th-ranked OBP and 21st-ranked batting average.
The pitching for the Orioles is middle of the league, with the 16th-ranked ERA of 3.94. Despite that, their pitching has struggled as the team is No. 25 in batting average against.
Jordan Lyles starts on Wednesday with a 10-11 record and an ERA of 4.70. Lyles has lost his last two starts and allowed 12 runs in those games, so he will look to turn things around.
Tigers Playing Spoiler
Although the Detroit Tigers have been eliminated from the playoffs, they are still playing strong as they can spoil playoff hopes for opponents.
One thing that could stop the Tigers is their pitching, as they are ranked 20th in ERA and are one of 10 teams with an ERA over 4.00 (4.11).
The starting pitcher is Matt Manning, who enters with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 3.28. In September, Manning has allowed four runs in 17.1 innings.
On offense, the Tigers are ranked last in total runs and remain the only team yet to score 500 runs. Along with the lowest run total, the Tigers also have the second-lowest OBP and 26th-ranked batting average.
As underdogs, the Tigers are 61-62 and have a road record of 26-46.
Tigers vs Orioles Head-to-Head
The Tigers lead the season series at 5-0.
In those five games, the Orioles have scored just six runs while the Tigers have scored 27. The under has hit in four of the five games.
Tigers vs Orioles Game Information
- Game: Tigers (57-91) and Orioles (76-71)
- Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Tigers vs Orioles Live Stream: MLB.tv
Tigers vs Orioles Betting Lines
M. Manning -R
J. Lyles -R
Tigers vs Orioles Prediction
The current bet online odds have the Orioles favored on the Moneyline. After two wins to start this series, the Tigers have knocked the Orioles down to five games behind the final Wild Card spot in the American League.
Outside of their dwindling playoff hopes, the Orioles have still failed to beat the Tigers this season. This is their final chance to avoid the season sweep, and with the extra incentive of getting closer to the playoffs, the Orioles are the team to back in this one.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook to check the latest MLB odds and MLB lines. While you are there, take the Orioles who look to finally beat Detroit!