Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees 9/5/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 09/04/2021 at 8:24 PM ET

The Sunday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees from the Bronx. The Orioles (42-92) are 25 games below .500 on the road and own the worst overall record in the majors. On Saturday, Ryan Mountcastle scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning of a 4-3 road victory against New York.

Twenty-six year old lefty Keegan Akin (2-8 6.90 ERA) will make his 14th start of the season for the Orioles. Last time out, Akin allowed one run in five innings during a 4-2 road victory against Toronto.

The New York Yankees have won 40 of their 66 home games and hold a one-game lead over Boston for the first AL Wild Card spot. During Saturday’s home loss, New York went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Joey Gallo tied the game at three with a two-run blast for the Yankees, who fell to 78-57 on the year.

The Yankees will turn to thirty-five year old righty Corey Kluber (4-3 3.61 ERA) in the series finale. In his last start, Kluber gave up five runs in four innings during an 8-7 road loss against Los Angeles.

New York RP Zack Britton will undergo surgery on his injured elbow and will miss the rest of the season. Through 134 games, Baltimore ranks 22nd in OPS and 26th in runs scored. For the season, New York ranks 14th in OPS and 20th in runs scored. Take the under. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 5-2.

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