Mike Wright (2-3, 5.05 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (28-22) meet Joe Kelly (2-0, 6.30 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (32-20) in the third of a four-game division series at Camden Yards. The Red Sox won the last game 6-2, and Boston leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 1 and will air on MASN and NESN.
In his most recent outing, Wright pitched 4.2 innings, giving up three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 6-4 victory over the Indians. Manny Machado (.317, 38 Rs, 13 HRs, 29 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4. The Red Sox were unsuccessful the last time Kelly pitched. He did not do well, pitching 4.2 innings, allowing five runs, striking out eight and walking three in a 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays. David Ortiz (.335, 26 Rs, 14 HRs, 47 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Boston -110 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 9.5.
The Red Sox are 3-2 against the Orioles this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Orioles hold a 9-7 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Red Sox's record in these matchups is 13-11.
The Orioles are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Red Sox have a 5-12 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Red Sox have a slight leg up on the Orioles, as the Red Sox have won their last three games while the Orioles have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 18-4. The Red Sox have a 30-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Boston tops the league in runs with 308 this season. Baltimore ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 218.
Ranking 16th, Baltimore is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 155 this season. Boston ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 177.
The Orioles are 23-10 when they hit at least one home run. The Red Sox perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 25-14 record.