Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Pick 9/17/13
Baltimore Orioles (79-70) at Boston Red Sox (92-59)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Scott Feldman (R) (12-10) (3.536) vs. Ryan Dempster (R) (8-9) (4.703)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -138 / Baltimore Orioles +128 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, NESN
The Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Tuesday as they play game one of their series at Fenway Park.
The Boston Red Sox have run away with the American League East and they are just counting down the days until they officially clinch the division. The Red Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 50-25 at home this season, and they have a nine game lead over the Rays. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .276 with Jose Iglesias hitting .330, David Ortiz hitting .311, and Daniel Nava hitting .306. For game one against the Orioles the Red Sox start Ryan Dempster who is 8-9 with a 4.70 ERA this season and 2-0 with a 4.15 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Baltimore Orioles are clinging to their Wildcard hopes as they have work to do and not much time to get it done. The Orioles are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 37-37 on the road this season, and they are 2.5 games behind the final Wildcard spot in the American League. As a team the Orioles are hitting .262 with Chris Davis hitting .294 with 50 home runs, Adam Jones hitting .293, and Manny Machado hitting .288. For game one in Boston the Orioles start Scott Feldman who is 5-4 with a 3.62 ERA since being traded to the Orioles and 1-1 with a 1.52 ERA in his last three starts.
Boston is 5-1 in their last six game one of a series, 7-2 in their last nine games following an off day, and 9-1 in Dempster’s last 10 starts. Baltimore is 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road underdog, 5-2 in their last seven games following an off day, and 1-5 in Feldman’s last six starts against a team with a winning record. Baltimore is 12-5 in their last 17 games in Boston.
The Orioles have had their fair share of chances this year but they haven’t been able to take advantage of them and I don’t see that changing here.