Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox Series Preview

David Price Boston Red SoxAfter concluding their eight-game homestand with a 5-3 record, the Baltimore Orioles (13-29) are preparing to embark on an eleven-game road trip by visiting the Boston Red Sox (29-14) for a four-game series at Fenway.

The Orioles have been solid winning five of their last seven games. Now they look to end their misery on the road, where they have gone just 3-16 and have lost twelve straight. The Red Sox have cooled down. After going 21-7 in April, they’ve gone 8-7 thus far in May and trail the Yankees by half a game for first place in the AL East.

 

Pitching Matchups

May 17
David Price (3-4, 4.89 ERA) vs
Kevin Gausman (3-2, 3.18 ERA)

Note: Gausman has allowed just two runs over 16 1/3 innings through two starts in May. Over his last five outings, Gausman has posted a 2-1 record and a stellar 1.75 ERA.

May 18
Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 5.47 ERA) vs
Alex Cobb (0-5, 7.06 ERA)

Note: Cobb has shaken off his nightmare start to the season by posting a solid 3.06 ERA over his last 17.2 innings.

May 19
Rick Porcello (5-1, 3.28 ERA) vs
Dylan Bundy (2-5, 4.53 ERA)

Note: Bundy was superb during his latest outing against the Rays and allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings as he cruised to his second win of the season. Porcello has allowed 10 runs over his last 11 1/3 innings of work.

May 20
Eduardo Rodriguez (3-1, 4.68 ERA) vs
David Hess (1-0, 4.50 ERA)

Note: Rodriguez is winless through three starts in May after going 3-0 during the month of April.

 

Players to Watch for:

Adam Jones carries an 11-game hit streak into Boston. During that span, he’s gone 15-for-44 at the plate with three home runs and five RBI.

Trey Mancini has eight runs, three homers and six RBI over his last seven games.

Manny Machado has gone 9-for-28 with eight runs, four homers and eleven RBI over his last seven contests.

Mookie Betts is on fire for the Red Sox. During the month of May, he has five doubles, five homers, and ten RBI.

J.D. Martinez is also red hot. Through fifteen games in May, he’s gone 21-for-59 with three doubles, seven home runs, and fourteen RBI.

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