The Baltimore Orioles conclude a three-game series on the road Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. Baltimore is 38-76 following an 8-1 loss to Boston in the opening game of the series on Friday. The Orioles have lost nine straight and are last in the American League East trailing the first place Tampa Bay Rays by 32 games.
Cedric Mullins is batting .322 to lead Baltimore and the center fielder has team highs in home runs with 20, hits with 139 and on-base percentage at .386. Third baseman Ryan Mountcastle is the leader in RBIs with 63. On Sunday, the Baltimore Orioles will send Keegan Akin to the mound. The left-hander is 0-6 with an ERA of 8.23, 52 Ks and 21 BBs.
With its seven-run victory over Baltimore on Friday Boston improved to 67-51. Kyle Schwarber scored two runs in his debut with Boston and the Red Sox belted three home runs in the victory over Baltimore. Boston is second in the American League East five games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox have struggled of late, losing six of the last nine. However Boston continues to perform well at the plate with the third-best team batting average in baseball a .258.
Xander Bogaerts is batting .304 to lead Boston and the shortstop has team highs in hits with 123 and on-base percentage of .370. Third baseman Rafael Devers is the leader in home runs with 28 and RBIs with 85. On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound. The left-hander is 8-6 with an ERA of 5.24, 139 Ks and 33 BBs.