By Bob Haynie

 

Coming into this much-anticipated four-game series with the Orioles, the Boston Red Sox had already established the fact that they were a good offensive team. The Red Sox lead all of Major league Baseball in runs scored, team batting average and on-base percentage.

The second-place Orioles are a club that is famous for its power. In winning the first two games of the series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the first-place Red Sox have been the team flexing their muscle at the plate.

Boston has out-homered Baltimore 7-0 in the two contests. They have outscored the Orioles 13-4 in extending their lead in the AL East to three games.

Mookie Betts had a game to remember against Baltimore pitching on Tuesday evening. The Red Sox outfielder blasted three home runs to help Boston improve to 32-20 in 2016.

The Orioles have been having a hard time getting the bats going. They have been held to three runs or less in seven of their last 10 games.

The Birds have dropped seven of the their last nine contests as they are now 21-22 since starting the season 7-0.

The Orioles are reeling a bit heading into Wednesday night’s third game against the Red Sox. It would behoove them to get the home run bats rolling or this series will get worse than it has already been.

 

 

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