Orioles take 3-game skid into matchup with Red Sox
Baltimore; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Orioles favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Orioles are 10-21 against teams from the AL East. Baltimore hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .298 this season, led by Trey Mancini with a mark of .356.
The Red Sox are 20-17 on the road. Boston's team on-base percentage of .335 is third in the American League. Xander Bogaerts leads the club with an OBP of .379. The Red Sox won the last meeting 13-2. Eduardo Rodriguez secured his seventh victory and J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs for Boston. Luis Ortiz took his first loss for Baltimore.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mancini leads the Orioles with 35 extra base hits and is slugging .564. Pedro Severino is 6-for-20 with a double, three home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 3-7, .249 batting average, 5.56 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Red Sox: 5-5, .251 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored by two runs
Orioles Injuries: Josh Lucas: 10-day IL (shoulder), Nate Karns: 60-day IL (forearm), Alex Cobb: 60-day IL (lumbar strain), DJ Stewart: 10-day IL (ankle), Dwight Smith Jr.: 7-day IL (concussion), Hanser Alberto: day-to-day (illness), Mark Trumbo: 60-day IL (knee).
Red Sox Injuries: Hector Velazquez: 10-day IL (back), Tyler Thornburg: 10-day IL (hip), Heath Hembree: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 60-day IL (knee), Steve Pearce: 10-day IL (back), Mitch Moreland: 10-day IL (quad), Tzu-Wei Lin: 10-day IL (knee).