Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/19/2014
Sunday, April 20, 7:05 PM on ESPN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Baltimore - Jimenez, U (0-3) vs. Boston - Peavy, J (0-0)
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Ubaldo Jimenez and Jake Peavy will both be looking to get their first wins of the season when the Baltimore Orioles face the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
It has not been the best start for Ubaldo Jimenez as he took his third straight loss to start the season when the Toronto Blue Jays were able to get five runs off of him in just 5.1 innings. He gave up 10 hits and walked two in that outing while striking out just three. His ERA is now up to 7.31 on the season.
Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski has a home run against Jimenez in his career, but he's hitting just .200/.200/.450 against him with three strikeouts in 20 plate appearances. Jonny Gomes has had a bit more success against the righty, getting five hits in 15 at-bats with two home runs and five RBI.
Jake Peavy wasn't able to pick up his first win against the Chicago White Sox last Tuesday, but he did have his third straight solid outing. He was able to go six innings in that game and gave up just one run on three hits while striking out eight and walking four. He has a fantastic 1.93 ERA and is striking out 9.64 per nine innings.
J.J. Hardy has always had issues hitting Peavy and has just one single in 17 career at-bats against the veteran right-hander. Delmon Young is the only current Oriole with a home run against Peavy.
Baltimore Betting Trends
Baltimore is 6-8-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore is +0.2
Boston Betting Trends
Boston is 5-12-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Troy Patton Suspension out indefinitely
4/19/14 C A.J. Pierzynski Rest questionable
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
04/06/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Calf 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (3/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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