Boston Red Sox (9-7) at Baltimore Orioles (7-9)
|Date & Time||Saturday April 25, 2015, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -110 / Boston Red Sox +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have 13 runs in their last three games and have scored four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have won seven of their last 10 games when topping three runs. Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 34 hits and 22 RBI while Mookie Betts has 14 hits in 65 at-bats. Four of the Boston Red Sox seven losses this season have come on the road. Justin Masterson gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 5.74 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Masterson is 7-6 with a 5.28 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Orioles have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Orioles have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Jones leads B-more with 26 hits and 16 RBI while Manny Machado and Travis Snider have combined for 20 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles need to get their pitching rotation in order if they’re going to get back on track. Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.07 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Chen is 5-4 with a 3.97 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 4-1 in Mastersons last 5 starts. The Orioles are 36-15 in their last 51 home games and 20-8 in Chens last 28 home starts. The Orioles are 5-2 in Chens last 7 starts vs. Red Sox.
The O's are too talented a team to keep losing like this, and Chen has had solid career success against the Red Sox. I like the home team to get back on track.