Red Sox take on the Orioles after Verdugo’s 4-hit game
Baltimore Orioles (18-27, fifth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (21-23, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Kyle Bradish (1-3, 5.74 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 27 strikeouts); Red Sox: Garrett Whitlock (1-1, 3.58 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -201, Orioles +172; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles after Alex Verdugo had four hits against the White Sox on Thursday.
Boston is 21-23 overall and 10-10 in home games. The Red Sox have the fifth-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .312.
Baltimore has an 18-27 record overall and a 6-16 record on the road. The Orioles have the eighth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.82.
Friday’s game is the fourth time these teams square off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 10 home runs while slugging .600. J.D. Martinez is 21-for-37 with five doubles, a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.
Anthony Santander leads Baltimore with seven home runs while slugging .387. Rougned Odor is 11-for-36 with two home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 8-2, .317 batting average, 4.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 33 runs
Orioles: 4-6, .214 batting average, 4.12 ERA, outscored by six runs
INJURIES: Red Sox: Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Orioles: Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Spenser Watkins: 15-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dean Kremer: 10-Day IL (oblique)