David Price (15-8, 3.87 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (80-62) meet Wade Miley (8-12, 5.49 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (78-64) in the first of a three-game division series at Fenway Park. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 12 and will air on MAS2 and NESN.
In his last start, Price pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs and striking out eight in a 7-2 victory over the Padres. David Ortiz (.314, 69 Rs, 32 HRs, 110 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs. The Orioles were unsuccessful against the Yankees 5-2 the last time Miley pitched. He went 5.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out four and walking four. Manny Machado (.307, 98 Rs, 34 HRs, 90 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Orioles, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The Red Sox are 30-26 against their divisional rivals, while the Orioles are 32-27 against their division.
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 37-24, while Boston is 39-28.
The Orioles are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Red Sox have a record of 42-19 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Red Sox are 70-18. The Orioles have a 53-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Boston ranks at the top of the league when it comes to runs with 788 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 with 677.
Boston ranks at the top of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .823. Baltimore ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .776.
When the Orioles allow at least one home run, they are 44-51, well-matched with the Red Sox who are 46-50 when allowing at least one homer.