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Red Sox, Orioles in search of offense in finale

According to STATS
According to STATS

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles

  1. The Red Sox won 13 of 19 games last season against the Orioles. In the 19 games, Boston outscored Baltimore 118 to 74 and outhomered the Orioles 32 to 19.
  2. The Red Sox have lost four of their last five games, all of which were on the road. They are hitting just .218 in away games this season, their worst batting average on the road through 13 games since 2011 (.209).
  3. Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting role yesterday but went 7-for-9 in the two games prior. He averages .276 in his career against the Orioles but is far better at home (.310) than he is away (.242).
  4. The Orioles lost three-straight games against the Yankees, committing five errors in yesterday's game in the Bronx to conclude the series. The last time Baltimore had five or more errors in a game was August 8, 2018 at Tampa Bay.
  5. Trey Mancini went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run yesterday. His five multi-hit games this season is tied for the team lead with Austin Hays. Last season, he was second on the team with 38 behind only Cedric Mullins (46).
  6. Trevor Story has yet to hit a home run in his first 15 games with the Red Sox after hitting his last for Colorado in late September last year. He hit 20 or fewer home runs in a season only once with the Rockies, when he hit 11 home runs in 59 games in the shortened 2020 season.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 4/29/2022 thru 5/1/2022

While the Boston Red Sox finished April with a slightly better record than the Baltimore Orioles, the AL East foes share the common trait of constantly being involved in close games.

The first two games of their season series were close, and both teams seek a little more breathing room Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series in Baltimore.

Boston ended April with an underwhelming 9-13 record, a mark due to them losing four extra innings games on the road and eight of 14 decided by two runs or fewer.

Baltimore ended April with 14 losses in its first 21 contests. The Orioles are 6-8 in games decided by two runs or fewer and have split eight one-run games.

Baltimore is in position for the series win after getting a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. Speedster Jorge Mateo scored the winning run in the 10th inning on a throwing error by Boston reliever Hirokazu Sawamura, who tried to get the out at third on a bunt by Robinson Chirinos.

The Orioles tied the game in the eighth on a two-strike single by Anthony Santander on a night when they were no-hit for 5 2/3 innings by Nathan Eovaldi. They were also without Trey Mancini, who is day-to-day with a rib injury.

Baltimore snapped a five-game skid, thanks to the efforts of six relievers who combined on 5 1/3 scoreless innings after Spenser Watkins went the first 4 2/3 innings.

"We pitched extremely well," Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. "It started off with Spenser. The rest of the guys, they all had great stuff. Just a gutty performance by our pitching staff."

Boston is 3-6 on its 10-game road trip. The Red Sox have been held to three runs or fewer in six games on the trip. They stranded 10 runners after Xander Bogaerts' RBI single three batters into Saturday's game.

"At the end of the day, we have to be better," Boston manager Alex Cora said. "If we want to compete and be the team that we envision, we have to hit."

The Red Sox also continued to play without J.D. Martinez, whose groin injury has kept him out for three straight games. He is expected to return Sunday.

Baltimore's Jordan Lyles (1-2, 5.40 ERA), who allowed three homers Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, hopes to keep the ball in the ballpark this time. Lyles led the AL last year with 38 homers allowed when he was with Texas. He allowed one homer in his first three outings before the barrage by the Yankees.

Lyles is 1-1 with a 6.10 ERA in four career starts against the Red Sox. Lyles is hoping for similar results as his previous start against the Red Sox, when he pitched seven innings of one-run ball in a 10-1 win at Fenway Park on Aug. 21.

Nick Pivetta (0-3, 8.27), who is 0-6 with a 6.61 ERA in his past 12 appearances dating to last season, goes for the Red Sox.

Pivetta is 6-1 with a 3.60 ERA in eight career outings against the Orioles. He is 4-1 with a 3.86 ERA in five career starts in Baltimore.

--Field Level Media

Updated May 1, 2022

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