Drew Pomeranz (10-11, 3.01 ERA) and Dylan Bundy (8-5, 3.82 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Boston Red Sox (81-62) and the Baltimore Orioles (78-65) at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won the last game 12-2, and Boston leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 13 and can be seen on MAS2 and NESN.
Pomeranz pitched 5.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out five and walking two in a 2-1 defeat to the Padres. David Ortiz (.316, 71 Rs, 33 HRs, 111 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. Bundy went 3.2 innings, surrendering five runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 7-6 defeat to the Rays in his most recent start. Manny Machado (.306, 99 Rs, 35 HRs, 91 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The Red Sox are 31-26 against their divisional rivals, while the Orioles are 32-28 against their division.
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 37-25, while Boston is 40-28.
After a weak showing last week where they got in two hits, the Orioles need to step it up. The Red Sox have a record of 2-1 when opponents get two hits or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Red Sox are 71-18. The Orioles have a 53-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking first in runs, Boston has earned 800 this season. Baltimore ranks 10th with 679 runs.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Boston has an OPS of .826 this season. Baltimore ranks third with an OPS of .774.
When the Orioles allow at least one home run, they are 44-52, well-matched with the Red Sox who are 47-50 when allowing at least one homer.