Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox 7/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/5/2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 1:35 PM on MASN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Baltimore Orioles - Gausman, K (3-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - Peavy, J (1-7)
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On Sunday afternoon, 23-year-old Kevin Gausman will be making his sixth start of the year when he and the Baltimore Orioles take on veteran Jake Peavy and the Boston Red Sox.
Kevin Gausman had his three-game winning streak snapped in his last start when he was beaten by the Tampa Bay Rays at home. He pitched six innings in that start and gave up five runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out just one. On the year, Gausman is 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA and he has only given up one home run so far this season.
Designated hitter David Ortiz is 1-for-3 against Gausman and is the only player on the Red Sox who has hit a home run off of him. Daniel Nava is 0-for-3 against him with two strikeouts.
Jake Peavy lost his third game in a row and his seventh overall on Monday when he was defeated by the Chicago Cubs. He pitched six innings in that start and allowed two earned runs on five hits while walking two batters and striking out seven. Peavy has already given up 17 home runs this season and his walk rate is the highest that it has been since way back in 2003.
Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis is 5-for-14 against Peavy in his career with a home run and two RBI. Shortstop J.J. Hardy is just 2-for-22 against him with six strikeouts.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 39-44-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.2
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 32-50-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
06/27/14 P Bud Norris Groin 15-day DL (6/22)
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take Baltimore
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