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Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick & Prediction SEPTEMBER 11th 2022

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Following their most potent offensive performance of the season, the Boston Red Sox will aim for a weekend series win while concluding a six-game trip on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.

While the first four games of the trip -- three vs. Tampa Bay and Friday's series opener in Baltimore -- didn't go their way, the Red Sox bounced back for a 17-4 Saturday win in which they set season-high marks in runs and hits (21).

Rafael Devers set the tone with a first-inning grand slam as eight Red Sox finished with multiple hits. Christian Arroyo had two, including a home run in the fifth inning, in addition to driving in three runs.

"(Orioles starter Jordan Lyles) has been consistent all year, so to get on him early was huge," Arroyo told NESN. "(Camden Yards is) definitely a bigger ballpark and plays completely different now, but I was just trying to see a pitch over the plate and put a good swing on it."

The Red Sox (68-72) had scored nine runs in their previous four games, all losses. Baltimore (73-66) has lost five of its last seven.

"When we do our thing, when we are disciplined, we are that team," manager Alex Cora said. "But we haven't been consistent. ... There are days like that when we're really good."

Outfielder Tommy Pham is considered day-to-day after leaving Saturday's game with a left-shin contusion.

Boston will send Rich Hill (6-6, 4.79 ERA) to the mound on Sunday after he gave up five runs on nine hits in four innings in a loss at Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

"I take a lot of pride in going out there and putting us in a position to win, and I didn't do that (on Tuesday)," Hill said. "So it's tough. This one hurts a lot."

Hill will look to bounce back against a squad he has handled well. He is 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA in 17 career appearances against Baltimore.

The southpaw's first and only career loss to the Orioles came in his May 30 start in Boston, but he has allowed just one run on three hits in 10 innings over his last two starts at Camden Yards.

Orioles rookie right-hander Kyle Bradish (3-5, 5.30) has won two of his three starts since losing to the Red Sox on Aug. 20, though he lasted just three innings and allowed three runs -- two on a Bo Bichette home run -- on six hits in a no-decision against Toronto on Tuesday.

"I feel like I was throwing well, my velo was up, my slider was working," Bradish said. "But that's a good team."

Bradish had a career-long streak of 16 scoreless innings snapped during his last start. He previously pitched two-hit, shutout ball for seven innings against Cleveland and eight against Houston.

Since returning from the injured list on July 29, Bradish has a 3.09 ERA in 42 2/3 innings and hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his eight starts.

Bradish is 0-2 with a 7.43 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox this season.

Baltimore's Cedric Mullins has five hits in the series, including a homer on Saturday.

"Tomorrow, if we win, we take the series and won't think about all the runs we gave up tonight," Lyles said. "It was a bad loss, but it only counts for one."

--Field Level Media

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Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Recap SEP 11TH 2022

Rich Hill's five scoreless innings allowed an early run to stand up in a 1-0 win for the Boston Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon.

Xander Bogaerts drove in Tommy Pham with Boston's only run on a sacrifice fly in the first inning.

The top four hitters in the Red Sox (69-72) lineup had one hit apiece.

Hill (7-6) struck out seven across five innings of two-hit, shutout ball for Boston, which won back-to-back games to conclude the three-game series.

The Orioles (73-67) had the potential tying run on base in seven consecutive innings before Boston closer Matt Barnes struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth.

John Schreiber, Matt Strahm and Garrett Whitlock also worked scoreless frames for Boston.

Austin Hays had two of Baltimore's three hits.

After Boston's opening run, Orioles starter Kyle Bradish (3-6) didn't surrender another hit until Rafael Devers lined a leadoff single to left in the seventh.

Bradish allowed just one run on two hits, walked two and struck out three through seven innings.

The Red Sox plated a quick run as Pham lined a leadoff single to right, stole second and advanced on Alex Verdugo's infield grounder before crossing home plate on the Bogaerts sac fly.

Pham made a leaping catch against the left-field wall to take an extra-base hit away from Ryan Mountcastle, ending a 1-2-3 first inning for Hill.

Hill retired the first five batters he faced before Hays singled through the right side in the second inning for Baltimore's first hit.

The Boston southpaw got out of two-on jams in the third and fifth. Anthony Santander and Mountcastle struck out to end the latter of those threats.

Two of Hill's last four starts have been scoreless.

Strahm stranded Rougned Odor (hit by pitch) on third with a strikeout to end the seventh inning.

In the ninth, Verdugo and Bogaerts logged back-to-back singles with one out, doubling Boston's hit total to that point in the game. A two-out walk to Christian Arroyo loaded the bases

Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story left the game due to left heel pain after grounding into a seventh-inning double play.

The Orioles turned three double plays in the game, which began late after a one-hour, 12-minute rain delay.

--Field Level Media

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