The Saturday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox from Fenway Park. Last night, Renato Nunez crushed a three-run blast and drove in all four runs during a4-1 road victory. Austin Hays had two hits and scored a pair of runs for the Orioles, who won for the 53rd time.
Talented left-hander John Means (11-11 3.54 ERA) has been one of the lone bright spots for the Orioles this season. Through 150 innings, Means has struck out 116 batters and owns a stellar 1.13 WHIP.
The Boston Red Sox are five games below .500 at home and have had an unsuccessful defense of their World Series title. On Friday, Boston batters struck out 12 times and managed to draw just one walk. Xander Bogaerts had two hits and drove in the only run for the Red Sox, who lost for the 77th time.
Thirty-one year old righty Jhoulys Chacin (0-1 6.00 ERA) will make his sixth appearance for the Red Sox. Through 12 innings, Chacin has struck out 18 batters and allowed eight earned runs.