Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
|Date & Time||Saturday April 13, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
Boston Red Sox -230 / Baltimore Orioles +195 O/U: 10
The Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox will meet up in MLB action once again on Saturday.
In the series opener on Friday evening, the Red Sox outhit the Orioles 11-4 on the evening and cruised to a 6-4 victory.
For Saturday’s game, the Orioles will be sending out RHP Andrew Cashner. In his 15.1 innings and 2-1 mark this season, Cashner has a 5.28 ERA with seven Ks and eight walks.
In the Friday loss, Baltimore’s Renato Nunez and Dwight Smith put up identical lines with two hits and a two-run homer to account for all the Orioles’ runs.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re sending out Rick Porcello on Saturday. Over his 7.1 innings and 0-2 record this year, Porcello has a 13.50 ERA with eight strikeouts and seven BBs.
Boston’s Andrew Benintendi was a big hitter on Friday with a solo homer among his two hits. Xander Boaerts had a great day as well on three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Sox.
The Orioles are 17-45 in their last 62 in game two of a series and 13-39 in their last 59 Saturday games. Baltimore is 1-4 in Cashner’s last five road starts and 0-5 in his last five Saturday starts.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 1-6 in the last seven Saturday games and 6-2 in Porcello’s last eight Saturday starts. Boston is 5-2 in Porcello’s last seven starts with seven or more days’ rest and 24-10 in his last 34 starts in game two of a series.
Cashner had a pretty ugly outing in his first appearance this year (six earned; 4.0 innings) but has since cleaned up his act on 11.1 innings and three earned.
As for Porcello, he’s simply been bad in his two starts, with a total of 11 earned on 16 hits. The O/U number on this one is pretty huge as a result.
Either one of these pitchers could melt down easily, and though I think Boston will probably win, the number on Baltimore is solid enough to take a chance on.