Boston Red Sox (81-35) at Baltimore Orioles (35-80)
|Date & Time||Friday August 10, 2018, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +162 / Boston Red Sox -172 --- Over/Under: 9
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles meet Friday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Boston Red Sox look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Boston Red Sox have won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than one run. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 139 hits and 99 RBI while Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 259 hits and 126 RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 2-0 with a 4.33 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Orioles have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Baltimore Orioles have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones leads the Orioles with 123 hits and 45 RBI while Trey Mancini and Mark Trumbo have combined for 172 hits and 77 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 7-10 with a 4.38 ERA and 129 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 3-6 with a 4.24 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games, 39-13 in their last 52 vs. American League East and 39-18 in their last 57 road games. The Orioles are 15-36 in their last 51 during game 1 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games and 1-4 in Bundys last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Baltimore, 13-3 in the last 16 meetings and the Orioles are 0-5 in Bundys last 5 starts vs. Red Sox.
I've said it every time I have done a write up on the Baltimore Orioles; there's no point in backing this team that loses at an insane clip and has lost more money than any team in baseball by a wide margin. We're also not getting a terrible price with the Boston Red Sox considering they're possibly the best team in baseball, consistently put up crooked numbers and Eovaldi has looked good in Boston despite a small sample size. I'm going to continue fading the Orioles.