Pitching Prospects: Orioles: Dean Kramer (4-3, 3.43 ERA, 1.32 whips, 43 strikeouts); Red Sox: Josh Winkowski (5-5, 4.68 ERA, 1.50 whips, 32 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Red Sox-134, Orioles +113; over/under is 10 runs
Bottom line: The Boston Red Sox look to break a four-game slide when they take on the Baltimore Orioles.
Boston is 26–29 in home games and 54–58 overall. The Red Sox have the fifth-ranked team in the AL based on .314.
Baltimore is 25-31 on the road and 58-52 overall. The Orioles rank eighth in the AL, with a total of 115 home runs, an average of one per game.
The teams will meet on Thursday for the ninth time this season. The Orioles take a 5-3 lead in the season series.
Top Performer: Xander Bogarts has 29 doubles, nine home runs and 47 RBIs, with .307 hits for the Red Sox. Christian Arroyo is 13-for-34 with three doubles and one home run in the last 10 games.
Cedric Mullins has 26 doubles, one triple and nine home runs for the Orioles. Anthony Santander is 14-for-40 in the last 10 matches with four doubles, two home runs and six RBIs.
Last 10 games: Red Sox: 4-6, .241 batting average, 5.42 ERA, 14 runs outscore
Orioles: 7-3, .266 batting average, 3.89 ERA, dismissed opponents by eight runs
Injuries: Red Sox: Eric Hosmer: Days-Day (Knee), Tanner Hawke: 15-Day IL (Back), Brian Bello: 15-Day IL (Groin), Rob Refsneider: 10-Day IL (Knee), Kaike Hernandez : 60-day IL (hip), Chris Sell: 15-day IL (finger), Trevor Story: 10-day IL (hand), Matt Straum: 15-day IL (wrist), Michael Covenant: 15-day IL ( Shoulder), Tyler Danish: 15-day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor: 60-day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-day IL (elbow)
Orioles: Tyler Wells: 15-day IL (side), Jonathan Arouz: 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)