Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/10/14
Baltimore Orioles (84-59) at Boston Red Sox (63-81)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
Wei-Yin Chen (L) (14-4) (3.689) vs. Brandon Workman (R) (1-7) (5.078)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +122 / Baltimore Orioles -132 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, NESN
The Baltimore Orioles look to sweep the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles have won six of their last eight games and are 26 games above a .500 record. Offense, offense, offense has been the key for the Orioles, as they’ve produced four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The O’s have won 27 of their last 28 games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz has hit in nine of his last 10 games and Chris Davis has a hit in eight of his last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.55, which is 10th in the majors. Starting is Wei-Yin Chen, who is 14-4 with a 3.69 ERA and has 119 strikeouts in 161 innings. Chen is 4-3 with a 4.61 ERA in 10 career starts against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox have lost five of their last seven and are 19 games below .500. Unlike Baltimore, the Boston Red Sox aren’t scoring runs, producing three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Red Sox have lost five straight when scoring three or fewer runs. Mike Napoli has a hit in five of his last seven games and Xander Bogaerts has homered twice in his last eight games. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 3.97, which is 22nd in the majors. Brandon Workman takes the hill, and he’s 1-8 with a 4.90 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 79 innings. Workman is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in five career games against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 1-4 in Chens last 5 starts vs. American League East and 8-3 in Chens last 11 starts overall. The Red Sox are 0-6 in Workmans last 6 home starts and 3-13 in Workmans last 16 starts overall. The Orioles are 4-1 in Chens last 5 starts vs. the Red Sox.
The Orioles are rolling, while the Red Sox are already looking towards next season and could care less what happens the rest of this month. With the better lineup, better pitcher and a fair price, take the O's here.