MLB Preview Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles: Game 1 of this series belonged to Boston on the road, as the champs prevailed by a score of 6-3 on Monday night. The middle game is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET tonight, live from Camden Yards on NESN. SportsBook.com has the Boston Red Sox -170 betting odds money line favorites tonight against the Baltimore Orioles (+150).
For the people in Boston, soon they may not remember who Manny Ramirez is, and they can thank their newest acquisition for that. In last night’s opener against the O’s, OF Jason Bay put on a power-hitting clinic lifting the Red Sox to a victory.
Since coming to Boston, in the now infamous Manny trade, Jason Bay is having to trouble handling the pressure of playing in Boston. Since coming to Boston, Bay is batting for an average of .348.
In last night’s game, Bay went 3-for-5, including 2 homeruns, and 4 runs batted in. Behind Bay’s first multi-homerun game with the Sox, LHP Jon Lester had another solid outing (7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 K).
Tonight, the Sox look to win the series when the Japanese import, RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (14-2, 2.74 ERA) goes against the O’s hard throwing RHP Daniel Cabrera (8-7, 4.78 ERA). Dice-K will be making his 22nd start of 2008, as he goes for his 4th consecutive win, in as many games. Meanwhile, Cabrera will be making his 27th start, and is 1-1 in his last 3 starts (1 no decision). The OVER/UNDER in this MLB Preview: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles has been set at a total of 9 runs.