Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Pick – June 01, 2016
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Play Over 9.5 runs
By Mike Lundin
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The Boston Red Sox are looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards Wednesday night. The Red Sox have outscored the Orioles 13-9 over the first two games of the series, but I think the Orioles will put up a fight in a high-scoring contest here in the series finale.
Joe Kelly (2-0, 6.30 ERA) will take the ball for the Red Sox, and he conceded up five runs on nine hits and three walks with a pair of homers in 4 2/3 innings of a no-decision against Toronto his last time out. Kelly earned a win over Baltimore on April 13, yielding just two runs despite giving up seven hits and five walks in five innings and might not be so lucky here. He has a 5.10 ERA in six starts against Baltimore.
The Orioles turn to Mike Wright (2-3, 5.05) who surrendered four runs in five innings at Boston in his season debut. Wright struggled at Cleveland his last outing, giving up three runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 6-4 win.
Boston leads the major leagues in runs scored averaging 5.92 runs per game and its .294 batting average is also the best mark. Over is 4-1-1 in Wright’s last six home starts. Over is 4-1-1 in Kelly’s last six road starts.