Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Hanley Ramirez Channels David Ortiz In Celebratory Tweet After Red Sox's Win

Hanley Ramirez Channels David Ortiz In Celebratory Tweet After Red Sox's Win

The Baltimore Orioles will be taking on their AL East nemesis Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Boston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Mitch Moreland also had three hits for the Red Sox, who completed a three-game sweep of the shortened series and improved to a major league-best 13-2 under new manager Alex Cora.

"It doesn't even really seem like we're 11-2, it just seems like each day is a new day and a new game", Mookie Betts said after Friday night's 7-4 victory, the team's 11th in its last 12 games.

Pitching in short sleeves with a game-time temperature of 34 degrees and a wild chill in the mid-20s, the lanky Sale gave up hits to two of first three batters of the game when Trey Mancini reached on an infield hit and scored on Machado's double.

The Orioles (5-8) find themselves 5.5-games behind the 'Sox after their incredible start to the 2018 campaign, so to pull a few of those back right away would be ideal. On the other hand, the Red Sox have netted 7.3 units and are 6-6 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.

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Bradley came into Sunday's game hitting.209 with a.320 on-base percentage and a.279 slugging percentage.

Red Sox: RHP Hector Velazquez (1-0, 3.12) gets his second start after holding Tampa Bay to one run over 5 2/3 innings on April 1. He was charged with six runs, seven hits and two walks.

The BoSox are rolling with lefty Chris Sale (1-0, 1.06 ERA) as their starter. In his 18.0 innings and 1-1 record this year, Cashner has a 2.50 ERA with 16 Ks and eight BBs. Boston owns the best record in the American League, just ahead of the 13-3 Angels.

Bundy is a hard-luck 0-1 with an impressive 1.35 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 20 innings this season. The bullpen has a 4.50 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.8 K/9. The Sox are piling up the runs early in the season, averaging 6.14 runs per game. Boston has scored at least six runs in each of its last seven games.

11-1 in their last 12 games. On the year, The Red Sox slugger is hitting.357 with eight runs, two doubles, two homers and twelve RBI. That gives David Price an extra day after Price left his last start after one inning with numbness in his fingers.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Javy Baez had a three-run double as the Chicago Cubs scored nine times in the eighth inning on just three hits, rallying past the Atlanta Braves 14-10 Saturday in cold, wet and windy conditions at Wrigley Field. Bundy was sharp in his latest effort, holding the Blue Jays to only two runs in seven strong innings, finishing with the no decision in a game the Orioles lost.

Baltimore's only lead didn't last long.

Machado didn't perform especially well on the road last season, maintaining a slash line of.229/.268/.398 across 336 plate appearances (his overall season line was.260/.311/.473). J.D. Martinez had a pair of hits and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly during Boston's four-run first inning, which put the Red Sox in command on the way to their 11th victory in 12 games.

Christian Vazquez has been almost impossible for Cobb to get out, going 8-for-11 (.727) against him, while J.D. Martinez is 4-for-8 (.500) and Mookie Betts 6-for-20 (.300) with a home run and four RBIs.

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