In the second of a four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (28-21) and the Boston Red Sox (31-20) at Camden Yards, Kevin Gausman (0-2, 3.24 ERA) and Eduardo Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) get the start. The Red Sox won the last game 7-2, and Boston leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 31 and will air on MASN and NESN.
In his last start, Gausman pitched 5.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 4-2 loss to the Astros. This is the first start of the season for Rodriguez. He pitched 121.2 innings last season, finishing 10-6 with a 3.85 ERA his most recent outing David Ortiz (.337, 26 Rs, 14 HRs, 47 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are Orioles -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Orioles hold a 9-6 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Red Sox's record in these matchups is 12-11.
The Orioles managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Red Sox who are coming in with a 14-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Red Sox are 2-13. The Orioles have an 8-15 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 10th in home runs, Boston has hit 61 this season. Baltimore ranks fifth with 69 home runs.
Boston tops the league in hits with 10.49 per game this season. Baltimore ranks in the top half at 12th with 8.76.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Boston has an OPS of .848 this season. Baltimore ranks eighth with an OPS of .764.
The Red Sox are 19-16 when they allow at least one home run. The Orioles perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with an 18-14 record.