David Price (7-3, 4.63 ERA) and Chris Tillman (8-1, 3.01 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Boston Red Sox (36-26) and the Baltimore Orioles (36-26) at Fenway Park. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 14 and can be seen on MAS2 and NESN.
Price pitched 8.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 2-1 defeat to the Giants. Tillman went 7.1 innings, surrendering zero runs and striking out nine in a 4-0 win over the Royals in his most recent start. Manny Machado (.308, 47 Rs, 16 HRs, 39 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 5 Sunday with two runs.
In this AL East rivalry matchup, the Red Sox are a big -185 favorite with ace David Price on the mound. The total is 8.5.
Pick - BOS
The Red Sox hold a 14-15 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Orioles' record in these matchups is 14-11.
For the fifth time this season, the Red Sox registered at least two errors in a game.
The Red Sox managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Orioles who are coming in with a 7-8 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Red Sox are 2-14. The Orioles have a 12-20 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Baltimore has hit 99 this season. Boston ranks 10th with 77 home runs.
Ranking 13th, Baltimore is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 200 this season. Boston ranks in the top 10 with 215.
When the Red Sox hit at least one home run, they are 27-19. When the Orioles hit at least one homer, they have a 28-14 record.