Orioles bring 1-0 series lead over Red Sox into game 2
Baltimore Orioles (19-27, fifth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (21-24, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 12:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: TBD; Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (1-2, 4.10 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -154, Orioles +132; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles lead 1-0 in a five-game series with the Boston Red Sox.
Boston is 21-24 overall and 10-11 at home. The Red Sox rank ninth in the AL with 43 total home runs, averaging one per game.
Baltimore is 19-27 overall and 7-16 on the road. The Orioles have a 13-4 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Saturday’s game is the fifth meeting between these teams this season. The Orioles are up 3-1 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 18 doubles, a triple and 10 home runs for the Red Sox. J.D. Martinez is 20-for-36 with five doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.
Cedric Mullins has eight doubles, a triple and five home runs for the Orioles. Austin Hays is 11-for-39 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 7-3, .325 batting average, 4.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs
Orioles: 5-5, .240 batting average, 4.31 ERA, outscored opponents by two 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)