Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 29, 2024

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May 29, 2024 6:12 AM
The Baltimore Orioles, holding a 4-1 advantage in the regular season series, look to take the lead in the current tied series as they host the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 6:35 PM. The Orioles, with a strong 18-11 home record, aim to capitalize on their home-field advantage against the Red Sox, who have a respectable 17-12 record on the road.
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Red Sox vs Orioles starting pitchers

  • Corbin Burnes for Baltimore Orioles
  • Kutter Crawford for Boston Red Sox

Red Sox vs Orioles statistics

Stat Red Sox Orioles
Hits 459 (Tied-9th) 443 (14th)
Batting Average .244 (12th) .244 (13th)
Runs Batted In 235 (Tied-9th) 257 (6th)
Runs 243 (Tied-12th) 266 (Tied-6th)
Home Runs 58 (Tied-12th) 77 (2nd)
Walks 171 (Tied-15th) 144 (29th)
Stolen Bases 45 (10th) 39 (Tied-11th)
Strikeouts 533 (3rd) 435 (20th)
Pitches 8087 (12th) 7698 (26th)

Baltimore Orioles recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/28/24 vs Boston Red Sox L 8-3
5/27/24 vs Boston Red Sox W 11-3
5/26/24 @ Chicago White Sox W 4-1
5/25/24 @ Chicago White Sox W 5-3
5/24/24 @ Chicago White Sox W 6-4

Boston Red Sox recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/28/24 @ Baltimore Orioles W 8-3
5/27/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 11-3
5/26/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers W 2-1
5/25/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers L 6-3
5/24/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers L 7-2

Red Sox vs Orioles predictions

Heading into the next showdown at Oriole Park, the Boston Red Sox have some players who could tip the scales. Watch out for Rafael Devers, who's really been swinging a hot bat with a .289 average — he consistently finds ways to get on base and make things happen. Then there's the versatile Jarren Duran, whose agility and ability to snag extra bases could be pivotal; his knack for turning singles into doubles can't be ignored. And let's not forget Garrett Cooper, though he's more of a dark horse, his solid contact could see him driving in crucial runs if he gets the right pitch to hit.

On the flip side, the Baltimore Orioles are not without their own weapons. Adley Rutschman, with a stellar .299 average, has been a nightmare for pitchers, coupling power with precision at the plate. Gunnar Henderson brings serious power too, already boasting 17 homers this season. His ability to change the game with one swing makes him a constant threat. Additionally, Cedric Mullins’ speed and contact hitting often turns games around — his knack for finding gaps in the defense can really spark the Orioles' offense when they need it most.

Predicting the winner isn't straightforward, especially with both teams showcasing star talents. However, the Orioles might have the slight edge in this matchup. Their blend of powerful hitting and strategic base-running, paired with Corbin Burnes' impressive ERA and WHIP on the mound, gives them a formidable balance that could outdo the Red Sox’s lineup. While it promises to be a tightly contested game, my nod goes towards Baltimore pulling off a win, riding the momentum of their top performers to seize control.

Baltimore Orioles injuries

  • Bruce Zimmermann (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Conner Loeprich (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Almeyda (SS): Out
  • Tyler Burch (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Dean Kremer (SP): 15-Day-IL

Boston Red Sox injuries

  • Isaiah Campbell (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Andrew Politi (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Tyler O'Neill (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Roberto Perez (C): Day-To-Day
  • David Sandlin (SP): Day-To-Day

Red Sox vs Orioles game info

Venue Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Location Baltimore, Maryland
First pitch Wed 6:35 PM
Temperature 77°
Chance of Rain 53%

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