On Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles (13-30, 5th AL East) play their third game at Fenway Park in a four-game series with the Boston Red Sox (30-14, 1st AL East).
The Red Sox beat the Orioles in the opening game of the series 6-2 on Thursday. The win moved Boston into a tie atop the American League East with the New York Yankees. The loss was Baltimore’s second straight and third of its last four following a four-game winning streak. Mookie Betts led the Boston offensive attack with three hits while David Price pitched a complete-game in the 6-2 win for the Red Sox. J.D Martinez homered in the first with one aboard for Boston while Xander Bogaerts homered during the fifth. Price raised his record to 4-4. Manny Machado continued his strong start to the season with a two-run home run in the loss.
Manny Machado leads Baltimore with a .339 batting average and a team high in home runs with 14, RBIs with 40 and hits with 56. Baltimore has a team batting average of .232, while opposing hitters are averaging .281 at the plate against Orioles pitching. On Saturday, Baltimore will send Dylan Bundy to the mound. The right-hander on the season is 2-5, with an ERA of 4.53, 55 Ks and 17 BBs.
Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with a .364 batting average and team high in home runs with 13 and hits with 56. J.D. Martinez has a team high in RBIs with 38. Boston has a team batting average of .268, while opposing hitters are averaging .230 at the plate against Red Sox pitching. On Saturday, the Red Sox will send Rick Porcello to the mound. The right-hander this season is 5-1 with an ERA of 3.28, 54 Ks and 8 BBs.