Can O’s take season series from Boston?

After winning just two of 18 games vs. Boston last year, the Orioles are 6-6 vs. the Sox this year with six games remaining in the season series. They last took a season series from Boston in 2004, going 10-9.

That is the only time since 1997 that the O’s won the season series vs. the Red Sox.

Boston is 34-12 in its last 46 games vs. the Orioles and is 40-21 at Camden Yards since 2004.

The Orioles are 4-2 at home vs.Boston in 2010, which included a three-game sweep here at the Yard from April 30-May 2. That was the O’s first three-game home sweep of Boston since 1974. (They did take four at home from the Sox in 1998).

The Orioles allowed just one run in three games in Anaheim and that run scored on a Brad
Bergesen balk. It marked the second time in Orioles history that they held an opponent to one or no runs in a
three-game road series (also May 30-June 1, 1975 at California).

O’s pitchers have a 26-inning scoreless streak entering this series.

How some O’s hitters have fared vs. Boston this year:
Jones: .294-2-5 (15 for 51)
Markakis: .360-2-9 with 10 runs and 5 doubles (18 for 50)
Scott: .250-1-3 (7 for 28)
Wieters: .294-1-7 with 4 doubles (10 for 34)
Wigginton: .244-3-5 (10 for 41)

Wieters went 20 for 44 with three RBI vs. Boston last year. Now 19 of the 20 hits were singles, but he still hit .455 vs. Red Sox pitching.

Red Sox hitters vs. Matusz:
Scutaro: 1 for 10 with a homer
Hall: 1 for 7
McDonald: 1 for 7
Beltre: 2 for 4 with a 2B
Martinez: 2 for 5 with a homer
Ortiz: 0 for 6 with 5 strikeouts
Drew: 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts
Lowell: 0 for 3
Nava: 0 for 1

Brian Matusz is 1-0, 2.41 in three starts on the year vs. Boston. Over 18 2/3, he has allowed 12 hits and five runs with 10 walks and 19 strikeouts. Boston batters are hitting just .182 off Matusz.

In seven career starts vs. the Red Sox and Yankees, Matusz is 2-3, 2.23.

Meanwhile, in minor league roster news, RHPs Scott Copeland and Clay Schrader are moving from Aberdeen to Delmarva while Aberdeen adds LHP Aaron Wirsch and RHP Parker Bridwell from the GCL Orioles.

Copeland, the 21st round selection this year, went 2-5, 2.91 in 12 starts for the Ironbirds. Schrader, the 10th round pick this season, made seven appearances for the Ironbirds, going 1-0, 0.00 over eight innings, allowing four hits.

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