Luke Scott is 2-for-21 since homering off Chicago’s Gavin Floyd. Felix Pie is hitless in his last 12 at-bats.
The Orioles have 18 quality starts in their last 26 games. Their pitchers are riding a 26-inning scoreless streak and haven’t allowed an RBI since Alex Rios homered in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game in Chicago.
In Brian Matusz’s 26 starts, the Orioles have scored two runs or fewer 14 times while he’s been in the game. They’re 3-11 in those instances. Matusz is 0-9.
Only four runners have reached second base against Matusz in his last two starts covering 15 innings. Gordon Beckham’s homer accounts for the only run.
Leadoff hitters are batting .342 against Matusz this season. Opponents are batting .169 in two-strike counts.
Matusz has allowed 81 runs this year. Thirty-nine of them (48 percent) have come in the first three innings.
The current series between the Orioles and Red Sox is tied, 6-6. The Orioles are 4-2 at home. One more victory and they’ll secure their first winning home series against Boston since 1998.
A victory also would give the Orioles their most wins vs. the Red Sox since 2005 (8-10). They haven’t won a season series against Boston since 2004 (10-9).
The Orioles have four extra-inning wins against Boston this season.