The Orioles are down to their last three games and will attempt to play spoilers by denying the Red Sox home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The Orioles (9-7) are the only American League East team to post a winning record against the Red Sox in 2013. The Yankees were 6-13, the Rays were 7-12 and the Blue Jays were 8-11.
Scott Feldman is making is final start in 2013. Will it also be his last start with the Orioles? He’s a pending free agent.
Mike Napoli is 11-for-27 (.407) with two homers and six RBIs lifetime against Feldman. Dustin Pedroia is 6-for-15 (.400) with a home run.
The current Red Sox are batting .337 (34-for-101) against Feldman.
Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz is 8-3 with a 3.36 ERA in 15 career games against the Orioles. He’s 4-2 with a 5.08 ERA in eight games at Camden Yards.
J.J. Hardy is 6-for-16 (.375) with two homers against Buchholz. Brian Roberts is 8-for-22 (.364) with a double and triple.
Nick Markakis is 5-for-34 (.147), Adam Jones is 5-for-24 (.208) with three doubles, a home run and eight RBIs, and Matt Wieters is 6-for-27 (.222) with two doubles.
The Orioles have 35 wins when the opponent scores first, the second-best total in the majors behind Kansas City (37).
With his next home run, David Ortiz will tie Cal Ripken Jr. for 45th place on the all-time list at 431.
Who wants to see it happen at Camden Yards? Anyone?