ORIOLES @ RED SOX RUNLINE RIPPER
Baltimore vs. Boston,
04/15/2019 11:05 EDT,
Score: 8 - 1
Point Spread: -1½/-137 Boston
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.
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