Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Pick - 9/18/13
Baltimore Orioles (80-70) at Boston Red Sox (92-60)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Wei-Yin Chen (L) (7-7) (3.995) vs. Jake Peavy (R) (11-5) (4.033)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -144 / Baltimore Orioles +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, Nesn
The Baltimore Oriole will be at Fenway Park to keep their playoff hopes alive versus the Boston Red Sox.
Baltimore has been struggling to stay in the postseason conversation and managed to stay alive with Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the American League East leading Red Sox. The Birds have won three of four but don't control their own fate meaning the wins have to begin pouring and somebody has to beat the teams ahead of them. On Tuesday it was the work on the mound that saved the day with starter Scott Feldman allowing a a lone run on two hits and six free passes over five frames with five relievers tossing blanks. The bats did their damage on six hits and four walks with Chris Davis going deep for his 51st. Left hander Wei-Yin Chen draws Wednesday's start at Fenway Park. Chen has been a bit up and down over his last ten appearances with quality starts in five outings where he has gone 2-4 with four no decisions.
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Boston has been red hot for weeks and the reward has been the American League East title has been closer and closer. The Red Sox dropped just their second game in 12 outings because their hitting and pitching has been dependable with the offense racking up some impressive numbers. The scoring took a breather Tuesday and in the process a solid outing from Ryan Dempster went for naught. Dempster gave up two runs over six innings before Koji Uehari absorbed the defeat with a run plated in the 9th. The offense consisted of two hits and six bases on balls with Dustin Pedroia leaving the yard with a sac fly scoring the other. Boston has Jake Peavy scheduled to take the mound Wedneday if his wrist is healed after being hit by a line drive. Peavy dropped a 4-3 decision last time out with three runs surrendered in six frames.
Boston has not wrapped up the division and I'm sure that is goal number one while Baltimore has to win every time out and hope for the best...