Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5, 5.43 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (65-52) are in Baltimore to meet Yovani Gallardo (4-4, 5.17 ERA) and the Orioles (66-51) in a game that could be high scoring. This is the first of a two-game series at Camden Yards. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and will air on MASN and NESN.
In his last start, Gallardo pitched 6.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out six and walking two in a 1-0 loss to the Athletics. Manny Machado (.305, 81 Rs, 26 HRs, 69 RBIs) played well again Sunday, going 2 for 5 with one run. The Red Sox were unsuccessful against the Yankees 4-2 the last time Rodriguez pitched. He went 7.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out six and walking one. David Ortiz (.312, 55 Rs, 27 HRs, 92 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Red Sox, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
This season, the Red Sox hold an even 22-22 record against AL East teams. The Orioles sit at 26-19 against these opponents.
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 31-19, while Boston is 31-24.
The Boston batters brought in a solid 10 hits last game. Baltimore has a record of 16-28 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Red Sox are 57-15. The Orioles have a 44-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Boston tops the league in runs with 643 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 with 549.
Boston tops the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .820 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at sixth with an OPS of .771.
When the Red Sox allow at least one home run, they are 38-43, well-matched with the Orioles who are 38-39 when allowing at least one homer.