Orioles play the Red Sox with 1-0 series lead

August 20, 2022 GMT

Boston Red Sox (59-61, fifth in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (62-57, fourth in the AL East)

Baltimore; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Michael Wacha (7-1, 2.44 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 59 strikeouts); Orioles: Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.38 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 67 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -118, Orioles -101; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles lead 1-0 in a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox.

Baltimore is 62-57 overall and 34-22 at home. The Orioles have a 24-15 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

Boston is 59-61 overall and 30-31 in road games. The Red Sox rank ninth in the AL with 112 total home runs, averaging 0.9 per game.

The matchup Saturday is the 11th meeting between these teams this season. The Orioles hold a 6-4 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cedric Mullins ranks sixth on the Orioles with a .265 batting average, and has 28 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs, 37 walks and 49 RBI. Jorge Mateo is 11-for-37 with a home run and five RBI over the past 10 games.

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Rafael Devers has 25 home runs, 32 walks and 63 RBI while hitting .296 for the Red Sox. Alex Verdugo is 16-for-36 with six doubles and four RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 5-5, .267 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

Red Sox: 5-5, .265 batting average, 5.14 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Orioles: Tyler Wells: 15-Day IL (side), Jonathan Arauz: 10-Day IL (finger), Travis Lakins: 60-Day IL (elbow), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Red Sox: Tommy Pham: day-to-day (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (finger), Tanner Houck: 15-Day IL (back), Brayan Bello: 15-Day IL (groin), Trevor Story: 10-Day IL (hand), Tyler Danish: 15-Day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.