(911) Baltimore vs. Boston (912)
PICK: pinnacle @ -1.5 BOS (-137)
DATE: April 15, 2019 - 11:05 AM
STAR RATING: 10.0
EXPERT: Mike Lundin
EVALUATION: Loss (-1370) - Final Score BAL 8 at BOS 1
The Boston Red Sox have taken two of the first three games of this four-game series following a dominant 4-0 triumph on Sunday. I like them to pick up an easy win here in the series finale Monday afternoon with right-hander Hector Velazquez on the mound.
Velazquez (0-0, 2.79 ERA) was 1-0 with a 3.09 ERA in five outings (two starts) covering 11 2/3 total innings against Baltimore last season. While this will be Velazquez second start of the season, note that he pitched three shutout innings as the starter in a 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks last Sunday.
The Orioles turn to Dan Straily (0-1, 19.29 ERA) who is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in two career starts against the Red Sox. Straily was tagged with five runs on eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings of a 10-3 loss to Oakland last time out. On the season, he has served up four homers through 4 2/3 innings of work.
8* play on Boston Red Sox.