Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/11/14
Boston Red Sox (28-35) at Baltimore Orioles (32-30)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Rubby De La Rosa (R) (1-1) (2.841) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (L) (6-2) (4.134)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -140 / Boston Red Sox +130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, MASN, ESPN
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will play a rubber game Wednesday night on ESPN.
The Red Sox are trying to get back on track, as they’ve lost six of their last eight games and are six games below a .500 record. The issue for the Red Sox continues to be their offense that has scored three or less runs in five of their last eight games. David Ortiz has seven RBI in his last five games. The pitching staff has an ERA of 3.89 and has improved over the last couple of weeks. Rubby De La Rosa gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA and has 13 strikeouts in 12.2 innings. This will be De La Rosa’s second career game against the Orioles.
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The Orioles have won six of their last 10 games and are a game above .500 with the loss on Tuesday. While the Orioles pitching staff does have an ERA of 4.21, they’ve allowed three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Orioles has really led the way, as they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Nelson Cruz has gotten on base at least once in five straight games and Adam Jones has 15 hits in his last nine games. Wei-Yin Chen gets the start, and he’s 6-2 with a 4.13 ERA and has 50 strikeouts in 69.2 innings. Chen is 3-3 with a 5.26 ERA in nine career starts against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 25-12 in their last 37 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Orioles are 4-1 in Chen's last 5 starts vs. American League East and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite.
The Orioles are playing better and have the better pitcher on the mound. It makes almost too much sense to take the home team.