Tripping up away from
Boston picked up a 1-0 victory over Baltimore as +112 underdogs Tuesday, but the club has still dropped six of eight on its current nine-game road trip.
The Red Sox are 13-15 versus the Orioles dating back to the start of the 2013 campaign—outscoring them by a 116-104 margin over that span.
It’s important to point out that the club is 13-19 versus division opponents this season, with the UNDER going 17-15 in that situation.
Fallen into a pattern
Baltimore has alternated wins and losses over its last five games, but the franchise lands in a great spot in this affair—posting a 30-13 record as home favorites of -125 to -150 the last two-plus seasons.
The Orioles desperately
need to get third baseman Manny Machado going offensively, as he’s hitting .222
on the season and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats.
MLB handicappers will find that the franchise is 6-4 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the UNDER cashing in nine of those 10 opportunities.
De La Rosa
Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (1-1, 2.84 ERA) will be making his third appearance of the season, as he was handed a 6-2 road defeat by the Detroit Tigers last Friday—allowing four runs and nine hits over 5.2 innings of work.
The right-hander allowed a single run in registering two outs in his only previous appearance versus the Orioles, while he’s compiled a 3.14 ERA in eight career games versus AL East opponents.
Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (6-2, 4.13 ERA) didn’t earn a decision in a 4-3 setback at home to the Oakland Athletics, as he surrendered two runs and five hits over 6.2 innings of work.
The left-hander is 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA in six home games—issuing five walks and striking out 24 batters in 39 combined frames.
Chen has compiled a 1-1 record and 4.24 ERA in three career home starts versus the defending World Series champions.
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Orioles as one of their MLB picks, as they’ve won seven of Chen’s last nine efforts as a home favorite of -110 to -150.
MLB Pick: Baltimore Orioles