Saturday May 21 MLB Picks
Here are my six MLB picks for today
New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics (Yankees Moneyline -150)
Yankees (Tanaka 1-0, 3.51) Athletics (Manaea 1-1, 7.91)
Athletics lineup is 0-12 career against Tanaka. I like the Yankees to win against the rookie Sean Manaea.
Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers (Over 8.5 runs, -110)
Rays (Smyly 2-4, 3.44) Tigers (Fulmer 2-1, 6.52)
Overs are 27-13-1 in Detroit games this season. The over is 4-0 when Michael Fulmer starts. Drew Smyly’s last three starts have gone over. Look for over 8.5 runs to be scored here.
Seattle Mariners at Cincinnati Reds (Mariners -1.5 Runs, -105)
Mariners (Hernandez 3-3, 2.47) Reds (Lamb 0-1, 5.79)
Reds have dropped five straight and eight of their last nine games. Sending John Lamb to the mound against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez is not a good recipe for the Reds to break their losing streak. Look for Seattle to win.
Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants (Cubs Moneyline -160)
Cubs (Lester 4-2, 1.88) Giants (Cain 0-5, 5.87)
Matt Cain has pitched much better in his last two starts, but I still like the Cubs to win here. John Lester is 3-0 against the Giants with an ERA of 1.11 for his career. I am picking a Cubs victory.
Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels
Two picks: Orioles Moneyline -127 and Over 8 runs
Orioles (Gausman 0-1, 3.00) Angels (Shoemaker 2-5, 8.49)
Matt Shoemaker was solid on the road against the Dodgers on Monday night, but overall has not pitched well this season. The Angels are 2-11 when Shoemaker starts over the last two seasons. Shoemaker has a 14.40 ERA in three home starts this and a 9.58 ERA in five night starts this season. I like Baltimore to win and over 8 runs to be scored.