The final day of the MLB regular season will get underway with a meeting between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox from Fenway Park. On Saturday, Renato Nunez hit one of four Baltimore home runs during a 9-4 road triumph against Boston. John Menas struck out five batters over five innings to improve his record to 12-11 for the Orioles.
Baltimore rookie manager Brandon Hyde has yet to name a starting pitcher for this matchup. The Orioles rank second worst in the majors with a 5.61 team ERA.
The defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox are six games below .500 at home and have failed to qualify for the postseason. On Saturday, Boston led briefly after Xander Boegarts and J.D. Martinez each went deep in the first inning. Andrew Cashner was tagged for four runs and recorded just two outs in relief for the Red Six, who lost for the 78th time.
Talented left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (19-6 3.80 ERA) has put together a breakthrough campaign for the Red Sox. Through 196 plus innings, Rodriguez has struck out 205 batters and owns a 1.34 WHIP.