Boston Red Sox (46-22) at Baltimore Orioles (19-47)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 13, 2018, 3:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +207 / Boston Red Sox -225 --- Over/Under: 8
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Boston Red Sox have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 75 hits and 54 RBI while Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts have combined for 140 hits and 81 RBI. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Sale is 5-2 with a 2.79 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a feel good win here in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Orioles have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 13 straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 77 hits and 50 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 129 hits and 47 RBI. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he is 2-8 with a 4.98 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 21-6 in their last 27 during game 3 of a series, 20-7 in their last 27 Wednesday games and 41-20 in their last 61 road games. The Orioles are 3-9 in their last 12 Wednesday games, 1-6 in Cashners last 7 home starts and 2-9 in Cashners last 11 starts. The Red Sox are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Baltimore, 10-1 in the last 11 meetings and 4-0 in Sales last 4 starts vs. Orioles.
Sale has been hit hard in two of his last three starts, but he's still been crazy good over the course of the season, allowing a batting average under .200 and striking out 12.1 batters per nine innings. Cashner has allowed three or more runs in nine of his last 10 starts and is giving up a batting average of .302. With the way the Red Sox hit, you can expect the O's to give up another crooked number. Add the fact the Sale is on the hill, and this price isn't that bad given the massive mismatch. You would expect to see a line of -300 or so, as we've seen with aces against bad teams previously. I'll lay the juice here.