Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/21/14
Boston Red Sox (67-88) at Baltimore Orioles (93-61)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
Joe Kelly (R) (4-4) (4.280) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (R) (9-8) (3.260)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -155 / Boston Red Sox +145 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, MASN
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles decide their three-game series Sunday.
The Boston Red Sox have lost five of their last seven games and are 21 games below .500. The Red Sox pitching staff has been brutal during this stretch, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. Overall, the Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 4.00, which is 22nd in the majors, and they’ve lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, David Ortiz has three homers in this series and Daniel Nava has a six-game hitting streak. Joe Kelly takes the mound, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.28 ERA and has 58 strikeouts in 82 innings. This will be Kelly’s second career game against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last six games and are cruising into the playoffs. The O’s continue their overwhelming offensive production, scoring four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Orioles have won 12 straight when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz has an eight-game hitting streak and Adam Jones is coming off a two-homerun game. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.45, which is seventh in the majors. Starting is Miguel Gonzalez, who is 9-8 with a 3.28 ERA and has 102 strikeouts in 148.1 innings. Gonzalez is 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in seven career games against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in Kellys last 5 road starts and 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The Orioles are 20-8 in Gonzalezs last 28 home starts and 7-3 in Gonzalezs last 10 starts overall.
Would you pick against the Orioles with the way they've been playing? Yeah. Me neither.