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Preview: Indians (51-48) at Orioles (54-44)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Date: June 25, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
  

As Baltimore's Chris Tillman tries to continue his undefeated run, Cleveland's Justin Masterson hopes his recent success at home finally carries over to the road.

While Tillman looks to win a career-high fifth straight start and help the Orioles avoid a fifth consecutive loss, Masterson hopes to end his personal four-game road skid for the Indians on Tuesday night.

Tillman (8-2, 3.71 ERA) is 5-0 in his last six starts and has won the last four, recording a 2.25 ERA. The least impressive outing of that stretch came Wednesday, when he allowed three runs, seven hits and three walks in five innings of a 13-3 win at Detroit.

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"Results-wise, at the end of the day, a win is a win," Tillman told the Orioles' official website. "I should have been better."

The right-hander also won four consecutive starts last season from July 21-Aug. 6. That run began the last time he faced Cleveland, allowing a run in 6 2-3 innings of a 3-1 win. He's 1-1 with a 5.27 ERA in three starts against the Indians (39-36).

Masterson (9-5, 3.48), meanwhile, has a 2.30 ERA while winning four straight starts against Baltimore (42-35).

He's been similarly effective at home, where he's gone 5-0 with a 1.49 ERA in his last six outings. It's been a different story for Masterson on the road, dropping four in a row while posting an 8.06 ERA.

The right-hander was at home for his last two outings, giving up three runs and striking out 18 in 13 1-3 innings. He got his first victory in four starts Wednesday with 6 1-3 solid innings in a 6-3 win over Kansas City.

"On the day he pitches, we feel pretty good," manager Terry Francona said. "He's earned that, for us to feel that way. We always know about his willingness to compete. It's fun to watch."

Francona's club won Monday's series opener 5-2 for its ninth victory in 12 games since a season-high eight-game slide.

Michael Brantley went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs. A lifetime .400 hitter at Camden Yards, Brantley is batting .353 with three homers and seven RBIs in his last five games overall. His two-run homer Monday broke open a one-run game in the eighth inning.

"I was able to get a good swing on it," he said. "I just stayed through it the best I could. At the time, it was a big swing."

Teammate Jason Kipnis is hitting .351 while reaching base in 26 straight contests.

Orioles slugger Chris Davis is 2 for 9 with two doubles against Masterson, and he's 1 for 14 with six strikeouts in his last four games versus Cleveland.

Adam Jones had two hits Monday for Baltimore, which lost for the fourth time in 15 home games. He's 8 for 17 in his last four against the Indians at Camden Yards.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at Orioles
Mon, Jun 24 Final 5 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Indians at Orioles
Tue, Jun 25 Final 3 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Indians at Orioles
Wed, Jun 26 Final 4 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Indians at Orioles
Thu, Jun 27 Final 3 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +115   -175   9.5 
 BAL  -125   +155   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +120   -170   9.5 
 BAL  -130   +150   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  37%   46%   50% 
 BAL  63%   54%   50% 
BT MOVEMENTS

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