In the first of a four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (28-20) and the Boston Red Sox (30-20) at Camden Yards, Tyler Wilson (2-3, 3.80 ERA) and Steven Wright (4-4, 2.52 ERA) get the ball. The game starts at 1:35 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and will air on MASN and NESN.
In his most recent outing, Wilson pitched 6.0 innings, giving up four runs (one unearned) and striking out four in a 4-3 loss to the Astros. Mark Trumbo (.293, 28 Rs, 15 HRs, 37 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with three RBIs. The Red Sox were victorious over the Rockies 10-3 the last time Wright pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out seven and walking two. David Ortiz (.339, 25 Rs, 13 HRs, 46 RBIs, 1 SB) has been doing well offensively for the Red Sox, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are Orioles -105 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 9.
In their previous three games this season, the Orioles have a 2-1 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Orioles sit at 9-5 against division rivals, while the Red Sox have an even 11-11 record against their foes.
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 13-1 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 8-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Boston ranks in the top half of the league at 11th when it comes to home runs, hitting 58 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five with 69.
Boston tops the league in hits with 10.48 per game this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 with 8.85.
Boston tops the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .844 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .769.
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 18-13 record.