The Baltimore Orioles (45-30) have played extremely well in June and as a result, they currently sit four games ahead of the Boston Red Sox in the American League East for first place in the division.
Baltimore has the most home wins in the American League (31) and currently paces the league in team home runs (120). Mark Trumbo has had a resurgence in Camden Yards, pacing the team with 22 long balls. Manny Machado and Chris Davis, who are trying to keep pace with Trumbo, have clubbed 18 home runs, continuing their success from a year ago. Jonathan Schoop has been impressive, too.
On the mound, meanwhile, Chris Tillman paces the team in wins (10), strikeouts (88) and ERA (3.52). July tends to be a ‘do-or-die’ month for most teams, so Baltimore will need to continue its hot pace in order to fend off its AL East rivals. The majority of the July slate will be played on the road, but Baltimore will have a few opportunities to play in front of the home fans. Top home games in July at Camden Yards are presented below.
7/9/16 vs. LA Angels | Tim Lincecum vs. Ubaldo Jimenez | Avg. Ticket Price: $88.11 | Get-In: $19
The LA Angels will travel to Camden Yards for a three-game set that starts on Friday, July 8th. However, the highest average ticket price features a match-up on Saturday, July 9th between Tim Lincecum and Ubaldo Jimenez. Lincecum (1-1, 5.00 ERA) is a far cry from his former Cy Young self, but has been able to give the Angels innings. Jimenez (4-7, 6.97 ERA) has struggled this season. Fans that want to attend this game can find ticket deals on TiqIQ. On TiqIQ, the average ticket price for this game is $88.11, which is the highest average ticket price among Baltimore home games in July. Angel fans in town can check out Hipmunk to find great options for Baltimore hotels that start at $89.
7/10/16 vs. LA Angels | Jered Weaver vs. Yovani Gallardo | Avg. Ticket Price: $67.20 | Get-In: $18
The final game of this three-game set will be played on Sunday, July 10th. All fans in attendance will receive a ‘Jumbo Baseball Card’ as part of the promotion. On the field, Weaver (6-6, 5.24 ERA) and Gallardo (2-1, 6.04 ERA) will do battle and hope to turn in better performances. On TiqIQ, the get-in price for this game is just $18.
vs. Cleveland Indians | Pitching match-up TBD | Avg. Ticket Price: $64.40 | Get-In: $15
A battle between two division leaders will commence on Saturday, July 23rd, when the Indians square off against the Orioles. All fans in attendance will receive a replica batting helmet as part of Baltimore’s promotional schedule. Indians fans that want to travel to see this game can check out Hipmunk, where flights to Baltimore, from Cleveland, start at $298. This could actually be a playoff preview, based on how well both clubs have played up to this point.
vs. Cleveland Indians | Pitching match-up TBD | Avg. Ticket Price: $77.66 | Get-In: $16
The last game of this brief three-game series will be played on Sunday, July 24th. All fans in attendance will receive a 1966 replica jersey as a part of Baltimore’s promotional schedule. Given the cool giveaway, ticket prices are high for this game, and should remain that way leading up to first pitch. On TiqIQ, the average ticket price for this game is $77.66, which presents solid value.
7/25/16 vs. Colorado Rockies | Pitching match-up TBD | Avg. Ticket Price: $50 | Get-In: $11
The Colorado Rockies will travel into Camden Yards for a three-game set that starts on Monday, July 25th. These two teams boast some of the best offenses in baseball, so expect fun, high-scoring games in this matchup. On TiqIQ, the average ticket price for this game is $50, which is the highest average ticket price during this three-game set.
submitted by Tim Dolan