Adam Jones is missing from the Orioles’ lineup tonight for the sixth time in the last eight games due to a sore right shoulder.
The Orioles have won six straight games against the Red Sox in the same season for the first time since 1961, according to Elias.
The Orioles lead the majors with a .318 average with runners in scoring position, ranking ahead of the Rockies (.304) and Blue Jays (.300). Catcher Caleb Joseph ranks sixth in the American League with a .371 (13-for-35) average with RISP.
Manny Machado is batting .522 (12-for-23) with two doubles, a home run and six RBIs during his five-game hitting streak. According to Elias, Machado is the first Oriole with 30 hits and 16 RBIs over a 16-game span since Melvin Mora in 2008.
Closer Zach Britton has registered 20 saves this season, including 16 in a row.
Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz has allowed 13 runs and 17 hits in the first inning in his 14 starts this season. He hasn’t surrendered a home run in his last five starts, and has allowed only one to a right-handed hitter in his last 23 outings.
Right-handers are batting .294 against Buchholz this season, compared to the .237 average posted by left-handers.
The Orioles are 31-0 when leading after the seventh inning and 34-0 when leading after the eighth. They’re 30-14 when they score first.
Buck Showalter now has sole possession of 32nd place on the all-time managerial win list with 1,296. Ned Hanlon is 31st with 1,313.
Tyler Wilson, in his first start today since being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, allowed six hits over seven scoreless innings, with no walks and one strikeout.
For the Orioles
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Jimmy Paredes DH
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Travis Snider LF
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Caleb Joseph C
David Lough CF
Bud Norris RHP
For the Red Sox
Mookie Betts CF
Brock Holt 1B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Alejandro De Aza RF
Sandy Leon C
Clay Buchholz RHP
Here are the starters for the three-game series against the Indians at Camden Yards:
Friday: Wei-Yin Chen (3-4, 2.89 ERA) vs. Cory Kluber (3-9, 3.65 ERA)
Saturday: Chris Tillman (5-7, 6.22 ERA) vs. Cody Anderson (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Sunday: Ubaldo Jimenez (6-3, 3.40 ERA) vs. Trevor Bauer (6-4, 3.86 ERA)
Chen must be recalled from Single-A Frederick and placed on the 25-man roster.