Wells scheduled to start as Baltimore hosts Boston

September 30, 2021 GMT

Boston Red Sox (89-69, third in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (51-107, fifth in the AL East)

Baltimore; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (9-7, 4.46 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 166 strikeouts) Orioles: Alexander Wells (1-3, 7.61 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Orioles +187, Red Sox -226; over/under is 10 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore and Boston will face off on Thursday.

The Orioles are 26-54 on their home turf. Baltimore hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .301 this season, led by Cedric Mullins with a mark of .360.

The Red Sox are 40-37 on the road. Boston’s lineup has 212 home runs this season, Rafael Devers leads the club with 35 homers.

The Red Sox won the last meeting 6-0. Nathan Eovaldi secured his 11th victory and J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Boston. Zac Lowther took his third loss for Baltimore.


TOP PERFORMERS: Ryan Mountcastle leads the Orioles with 32 home runs and has 86 RBIs.

Devers leads the Red Sox with 159 hits and is batting .278.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 4-6, .228 batting average, 3.76 ERA, outscored by eight runs

Red Sox: 6-4, .287 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs

INJURIES: Orioles: Tyler Wells: (shoulder), Tanner Scott: (knee), Jorge Lopez: (ankle), Travis Lakins Sr.: (elbow), Matt Harvey: (knee), Hunter Harvey: (lat), Chris Ellis: (shoulder), Keegan Akin: (adductor), DJ Stewart: (knee), Anthony Santander: (knee), Ramon Urias: (adductor), Jorge Mateo: (lumbar).

Red Sox: Garrett Whitlock: (pectoral), Phillips Valdez: (covid-19), Josh Taylor: (back), Danny Santana: (covid-19), Yairo Munoz: (covid-19).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.