O's vs. Boston: Friday night stat primer

The O's have scored ten runs in David Hernandez's four starts this year and just two of those runs have scored while Hernandez is in the game.

Ty Wigginton has reached base in 14 of his last 25 plate appearances. Since beginning the year 6 for 29, Nick Markakis has 17 hits in 55 at bats (.309). He is tied for 12th in the AL in walks (14). Matt Wieters is 13th in the league with eight multi-hit games.

The Orioles have lost seven straight home games vs. Boston

O's hitters, recent trends:
Atkins: Is 4 for 13 over four games and has just 2 RBI the past 14 games. He is just 2 for 21 vs. lefty pitchers.
Hughes: First hitless game (0 for 3) yesterday.
Izturis: Is 7 for 13 during four-game hit streak.
Jones: Went 2 for 13 vs. Yankees.
Lugo: Has just one hit his last 17 at bats.
Markakis: Is 11 for 30 (.367) his last seven games with four multi-hit contests.
Montanez: Hitless over his last 10 at bats.
Reimold: Has 5 RBI his last 10 games.
Scott: Is 0 for 5 after going 5 for 12.
Tejada: Is 11 for 28 (.393) over seven games.
Wieters: Went 0 for 9 vs. NY after an eight-game batting streak.
Wigginton: Is 9 for 21 (.429) during a six-game batting streak. Has six homers the last 15 games.

Last weekend at Boston, Wigginton went 6 for 11, Wieters 5 for 11, Tejada 6 for 14 and Jones 4 for 16 with two homers.

Wieters is a career .455 hitter (25 for 55) hitter vs. the Red Sox with 6 RBI in 15 games.

Most errors, AL:
21 - Detroit
18 - Kansas City
16 - Oakland
15 - Orioles, Boston, Seattle

Best caught stealing percentages, AL:
.500 - Oakland (7 of 14)
.438 - Minnesota (7 of 16)
.429 - Orioles (6 of 14)

Boston is the worst in the league at just .073 percent with 3 of 41.

O's best hitters vs. Lackey:
Hughes: 2 for 3, 1 RBI
Markakis: 8 for 25, 2 RBI
Scott: 3 for 8, 2 HR, 2 RBI
Tejada: 11 for 37, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Wieters: 3 for 9, 1 RBI
Wigginton: 4 for 14, 1 HR, 1 RBI

The Red Sox are 7-2 since starting the year 4-9. Eight of their past nine games have been decided by two runs or less and Boston is 7-1 in those games. Boston, which is 6-3 on the road, has won three strait series. The Red Sox will play just 12 of their first 35 games on the road this season.

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