Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox - 9/23/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Baltimore Orioles (23-32) at Boston Red Sox (21-34)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Fenway Park)
Dean Kremer (1-0) (1.69) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (3-2) (4.25)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -142 / Baltimore Orioles +131 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Baltimore Orioles face the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, September 23rd at Fenway Park for game two of a three-game series.
The Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles by the final score of 8-3 on Tuesday night in game one of this series. That game was a bit sloppy on both ends, as the two teams combined for five errors on Tuesday. The Red Sox scored three runs in the second inning and four runs in the sixth to beat the O's for the fourth time this season. The season series is now tied at 4-4 with two games remaining. The Boston Red Sox have won back-to-back games overall, and they are now 21-34 on the year. The Red Sox remain in last place in the AL East, but they are only 2.0 games behind these Orioles for fourth place. The Baltimore Orioles are currently 23-32, which puts them in a distant fourth place in the division standings.
The Baltimore Orioles are set to bring right-hander Dean Kremer to the mound to face the Red Sox. Kremer is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA through his first 16.0 innings of the season with the Orioles. Kremer allowed one earned run through 5.0 innings in his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 17th. Kremer has pitched well in his first three outings as a major leaguer, and the rookie will look to continue his success in this game on Wednesday.
The Boston Red Sox will send right-hander Nathan Eovaldi to the bump for Wednesday's contest. Eovaldi is 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA through his first 42.1 innings of the season with the Red Sox. Eovaldi is coming off a very sharp start in which he allowed only two hits and no runs through 5.0 innings. Eovaldi also struck out seven batters in that outing against the Miami Marlins.
I am going to take the Red Sox at home in this game. Eovaldi has pitched well this season for the Red Sox (even when others have not). Eovaldi just has to be decent in this game for the Red Sox's bats to take the team the rest of the way.