Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Picks and Predictions May 29th 2024

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox MLB Wed, May 29, 18:35 pm.
Baltimore Orioles
ML: -175
Boston Red Sox
ML: 155

Orioles to Start Ace Corbin Burnes in Rubber Game vs. Red Sox

The Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox are set for a thrilling conclusion to their three-game series. After splitting the first two games, both teams have showcased their strengths and are eager to clinch the series win. The Orioles will be placing their hopes on ace pitcher Corbin Burnes to lead them to victory against the formidable Red Sox lineup. This decisive game promises to be a nail-biter for baseball fans.

Corbin Burnes’ Dominance:

Right-hander Corbin Burnes has been a stalwart for the Orioles, boasting a 4-2 record with a stellar 2.60 ERA. His consistency has been impressive, lasting at least six innings in each of his May starts. In his previous encounter with the Red Sox this season, Burnes delivered a season-high seven innings, holding Boston to one run on two hits. His strong performance sets high expectations for this crucial game.

Red Sox Road Strength:

Despite their struggles at Fenway Park, the Red Sox have excelled on the road with a 17-12 record. Their offensive prowess was evident in their 8-3 win in the second game of the series. Rafael Devers led the charge with four hits, and each of the first five batters in the lineup contributed at least one RBI. Manager Alex Cora praised the team’s aggressive approach, which they hope to replicate in the series finale.

Baltimore’s Home Advantage:

The Orioles have been solid at home, with an 18-11 record. However, they will need to rebound from their recent loss, where they stranded ten runners and failed to capitalize on key scoring opportunities. Ensuring timely hits and solid defense will be crucial for Baltimore to secure a victory.

Pitching Matchup:

The pitching duel features Corbin Burnes for the Orioles and Kutter Crawford for the Red Sox. Crawford, who has a 2-3 record with a 2.89 ERA, has faced challenges in his recent starts, going 0-2 in his last four outings. His last start against the Brewers was particularly tough, as he allowed six runs over 4 1/3 innings. His control issues, including a season-high four walks against the Orioles earlier this year, could be a focal point for Baltimore’s offense.

Baltimore’s Key Players:

The Orioles will be monitoring infielder Jordan Westburg closely after he was hit on the hand/wrist by a pitch. Although he finished the game, his condition remains uncertain. His potential absence could impact the Orioles’ infield defense and lineup depth, making it essential for other players to step up.

Game Analysis:

This rubber game will likely be decided by how well each team can execute under pressure. For the Orioles, converting scoring opportunities and supporting Burnes with solid defense will be key. The Red Sox will need Crawford to find his rhythm early and avoid the pitfalls that have plagued his recent performances. Offensive contributions from key hitters, such as Devers for the Red Sox and Anthony Santander for the Orioles, will be crucial in determining the outcome.

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Baltimore Orioles
O 7
Boston Red Sox
U 7
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