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MLB Expert Picks: The Houston Astros Starts Three-Game Series with the Baltimore Orioles
Houston is a full 15.5 games ahead of Seattle in the American League West, so they can be forgiven for playing .500 ball since the All-Star break ended. This team is not only head and shoulders ahead in their division, they are also ten games up on the Red Sox for the best record in the American League.
Getting swept by the AL West cellar dwellers in Oakland is not the second half start envisioned by the Cleveland Indians. But the offense is still on holiday after being outscored 17-6 over the three-game series.
An intriguing pitching battle awaits as the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals get set to face off Saturday night. These are two teams that figure to be battling each other and about six others for the two wild card spots.
Minnesota Twins starts the second half of their season with a trip to Houston. The Astros are currently holding down the best record in the American League after an incredible first half.
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are the two most exciting home run hitters in the game. Cody Bellinger hasn’t stopped hitting homers since his late April call-up. Gary Sanchez’ record breaking home run hitting as a rookie last August won’t soon be forgotten.
It’s been all Cleveland Indians so far in the opening two games of this three-game set with Detroit Tigers. The Indians have outscored the Tigers 15-2 and will be looking for the sweep with their best pitcher taking the mound Sunday night.
Cincinnati Reds has some of the best young talent in the Major Leagues, but as can be expected they are going through the growing pains of a full 162 game season. They started the season with a bang and were 29-30 as recently as June 8th.
First place appears to agree with Milwaukee Brewers well, thank you very much. This is a team that not many had pegged for the top of the standings when the season began, but they’ve been hanging out at or near the top since the second half of May.
Baltimore Orioles has been slumping for weeks and it’s no mystery why that is. Their pitching has been atrocious, the worst in the Majors by a country mile. Their team ERA in the last 30 days -heading into Wednesday’s games- is 6.61. That’s a full 1.22 worse than Detroit who are 14th in the American League.
Getting swept at home by the second worst team in the National League is not exactly a great way to get your July started. But that’s exactly what happened to Pittsburgh Pirates as San Francisco came to town. The Giants pitching showed up and limited the Pirates to nine runs over the weekend.