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  W: E. Rodriguez (8-1)   L: D. Hess (2-3)
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT, June 12, 2018
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland  Attendance: 21,837

Rodriguez, Red Sox look to keep winning vs. Orioles

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Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles

  1. Boston has gone 6-1 against Baltimore so far in 2018 (all at Fenway), more than doubling the Orioles run total (41-19) in those games. The Red Sox are on a five-game winning streak at Camden Yards, outscoring the O's 32-13 in those 2017 games.
  2. The Red Sox have scored just eight runs in their last four games, tied for their worst four-game span of 2018. Their .192 batting average is the second-worst in four games in 2018. Their .054 average w/ RISP is the worst in four games this year.
  3. The Orioles have lost their last six home games, which is the longest active streak in the American League, and ranks second in MLB (Rockies, 7). Their 54 hits and 20 runs thus far in June both rank last in the AL.
  4. Steven Wright has not allowed a run in his last 16.0 innings pitched; this is the longest active streak by an AL pitcher. His most recent outing was his first start of the season, in which he threw 7.0 shutout innings.
  5. In his last five starts (including his start on Mother's Day), Dylan Bundy has a 2.57 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, a .184 opponent batting average, and is striking out 10.29 batters per nine innings (including a career-high 14 K game on May 24). He also has a run support average of 8.23 runs over these five starts, which ranks 4th in MLB among qualifiers.
  6. Andrew Benintendi has hit four home runs thus far in June, tied for third in the American League. He has also scored ten runs this month, tied for most in the American League.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/11/2018 thru 6/13/2018

BALTIMORE -- Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will look to beat the Baltimore Orioles for the third time this season when he makes the start Tuesday at Camden Yards.

Boston won the opener on Monday 2-0 in 12 innings, handing the Baltimore its fifth straight loss. The Red Sox improved to 6-1 against the Orioles this season as Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. lifted sacrifice flies against Mychal Givens.

The Red Sox received a further boost this series when right fielder Mookie Betts was back in the lineup Monday for the first time since May 26 from a left abdominal strain. He went 1-for-5 and is batting .354.

"He's good physically; mentally, no hesitation," Boston manager Alex Cora said. "The last few days have been great."

The Orioles (19-46) have the worst record in the majors and are the only team without at least 20 wins. The team must decide whether to completely rebuild over the coming weeks.

Rodriguez (7-1, 3.68 ERA) has been one of Boston's most dominant pitchers and will pitch the second game of the series. He has four of his last six starts with a 2.14 ERA. In his last outing June 6 against Detroit, Rodriguez allowed one run and five hits with five strikeouts and one walk over 5 2/3 innings. He lamented not pitching into the latter part of the game.

Rodriguez is 5-5 with a 3.97 ERA in 12 starts against the Orioles, who originally signed him as an international free agent in January 2010 and traded him to the Red Sox at the non-waiver trade deadline four years later for Andrew Miller.

"I've been feeling good. I've been trying to do the best I can," Rodriguez said. "My mentality right now is just thinking about to get more deep into games. Because as a starter you want to get more deep into a game than just 5 2/3 all the time."

The Orioles will counter with rookie David Hess, who has been one of the team's few bright spots this season. Hess (2-2, 3.07 ERA) took a hard-luck loss in his previous outing against the Blue Jays when he allowed just one run and five hits with four strikeouts and two walks over six innings on Thursday.

Hess took the loss in his only career appearance against Boston on May 20. He was charged with five runs and eight hits over just 4 2/3 innings but has performed much better since that game.

"I think that the confidence is definitely growing," Hess said. "I think that with every start, I get a little bit smarter, I guess, about what I need to do to have success and how to go about my business on an everyday basis. So, yeah, I think there's definitely progression with that and I'm excited that progression has come to where it is right now."

Baltimore shortstop Manny Machado was held out of the lineup in the opener because of an illness. His status for Tuesday is uncertain.

Struggling first baseman Chris Davis was back in the lineup for the second straight game Monday and went 0-for-5. He is batting just .150 on the season.

Updated June 12, 2018

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