Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Pick - 8/27/13
Baltimore Orioles (70-59) at Boston Red Sox (77-55)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Wei-Yin Chen (L) (7-6) (3.187) vs. Ryan Dempster (R) (6-9) (4.769)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -130 / Baltimore Orioles +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, NESN
The Baltimore Orioles travel to Fenway Park to face the division leading Boston Red Sox.
The Orioles have been in a win some, lose some trend for quite awhile and if that continues they have no shot at the Amerrican League East crown and it also puts any Wild Card hopes in jeopardy. The Birds are in a winning stretch at the moment with wins in three of four after downing Oakland 10-3 on Sunday. The O's are a team that can get by on average piitching if the offense is producing and Sunday we saw both units at their best. Starter Scott Feldman picked up the win with a run allowed over five innings and the bats took care of the rest. Baltimore pounded out 13 hits and walked twice with JJ Hardy, Nate McLouth and Nick Markakis each leaving the yard. Baltimore sends left hander Wei-Yin Chen to the bump to control the Boston offense. Chen is looking to build on a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay in which he allowed both runs on solo homers in seven innings.
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The Red Sox grip on the top spot in the American League East is tedious at best with Tampa Bay and Baltimore looking over their shoulders. Boston did their part this weekend by taking two of three from the Dodgers in Los Angeles and that was no small feat given the way that team has been playing. Overall, the Red Sox have won three of four behind good pitching and hitting and it would be tough to top Sunday's 8-1 rout of the LAD. Jake Peavy was at his very best with one run plated on three hits and a base on balls in a complete game performance. The Boston attack had little problem racking up the runs on 12 hits and a trio of walks with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino clubbing home runs and driving in six. Left hander Felix Doubront takes the ball Tuesday looking to hurl the Red Sox past the division rival Orioles. Doubront was sparkling in a 12-1 win at San Francisco wher he gave up the lone run on a solo jack over eight frames.
I am an avid Orioles fan and would like nothing better than to see them knock the Red Sox off. There seems to be some inconsistency with this team where things are up and down which has me looking at the home team right now and hope I'm wrong...