On Friday, the Baltimore Orioles open their final series of the regular season on the road against the Boston Red Sox. Baltimore lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Wednesday and has alternated between wins and losses in its last seven games. Rio Ruiz had an RBI groundout and DJ Stewart was walked with the bases loaded for the only two Orioles runs.
Boston defeated the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and has scored 22 runs through the first two games of the series. The Red Sox received six strong innings on the mound from Rick Porcello, and Mitch Moreland, Rafael Devers and Christian Vazquez all homered for Boston. Porcello allowed six hits and three runs, with all three runs coming in the first inning.
Hanser Alberto leads Baltimore with a .306 batting average. Jonathan Villar leads the Orioles in hits with 173, while Trey Mancini leads in home runs with 34 and in RBIs with 94. Baltimore is averaging .247 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .272. On Friday, the Orioles will send Asher Wojciechowski to the mound. The right-hander is 3-8 with an ERA of 5.31, 74 Ks and 27 BBs.
Rafael Devers leads Boston with a .310 batting average and in hits with 196. J.D. Martinez has the lead in home runs with 35, while Devers leads in RBIs with 115. Boston is averaging .269 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .251. On Friday, Boston will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound. The right-hander is 2-0 with an ERA of 6.03, 67 Ks and 31 BBs.