5/20 Pitcher vs Hitter Matchups – Series Finale Against Baltimore

With last night’s win, the Red Sox remain in a tie for first place and added on to a major league leading wins for the season with 31. Porcello had good bounce back start, allowing 3 runs in 6 innings while striking out 9 batters. The bullpen fired off 3 perfect innings to seal the victory. Kimbrel’s 12 saves are tied for third in baseball, behind Rockies’ Wade Davis and Mariners’ Edwin Diaz. The offense behind them were rolling, thanks to Benny and the Betts, combining for 2 home runs, 5 RBIs. Benintendi also added a steal and a walk.

Eduardo Rodriguez is on the mound for the Red Sox in this one. His last start came against the A’s in a losing effort. The final line on the start was 5 innings, 6 Hits, 3 Runs, 0 Walks, 4 Ks. All the damage came in the first 2 innings. After the 2nd inning he did settle down to keep them scoreless until his exit. But the Sox offense couldn’t battle back that night, despite the fact that they had 12 baserunners total. In Rodriguez’s last 4 starts, he has pitched just once beyond the 5 inning mark.

David Hess is taking the ball for the Orioles, and the 24 year old right-hander is making just his 2nd major league start. His major league debut ended up being a quality start vs the Rays. In 6 innings, he gave up 3 runs off of 6 hits in 6 innings, walking none whole striking out 3.


Eduardo Rodriguez — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 11 starts, 4-5 with a 4.35 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 36 starts, 9-9 with a 4.78 ERA.


Baltimore Orioles:

Pedro Alvarez —–

Chris Davis – 5 for 27 (.185 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 14 Ks

Craig Gentry – 1 for 6 (.167 avg) RBI, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Adam Jones – 7 for 27 (.259 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, Walk, 5 Ks

Manny Machado – 6 for 28 (.214 avg) 2 Doubles, 3 Walks, 4 Ks

Trey Mancini – 4 for 13 (.308 avg) Double, HR, RBI, Walk, 4 Ks

Jace Peterson —–

Joey Rickard – 3 for 8 (.375 avg) Double, K

Jonathan Schoop – 6 for 22 (.273 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 7 Ks

Chance Sisco —–

Andrew Susac —–

Mark Trumbo – 4 for 20 (.200 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, 5 Ks

Danny Valencia – 3 for 14 (.214 avg) Double, RBI, 3 Walks, 4 Ks

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