Orioles on deck: What to watch Tuesday at Red Sox

Orioles (78-65) vs. Red Sox (81-62)

Where: Fenway Park


First pitch: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan


Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (8-5, 3.82 ERA) vs. Red Sox LHP Drew Pomeranz (10-11, 3.01 ERA)

What to watch

1. Flush it: As Orioles radio broadcaster Joe Angel would say, the only thing the Orioles can do after being so thoroughly outplayed in Monday's 12-2 loss is flush it and start anew. So where do they stand as they look to get even in this crucial series? Three games back of the Red Sox for first place and one game back of the Toronto Blue Jays for second in the American League East. And one game ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the second wild card.

2. Need more: The Orioles managed just two hits -- not too surprisingly, both of which were home runs -- against David Price and the Red Sox on Monday to match their season low for hits in a game. They did it one other time, on May 17 in a 10-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The Orioles will need more than that to outdo an impressive Boston lineup and to overmatch lefty Drew Pomeranz, who has a 2.76 ERA over his past seven starts, only once allowing more than two runs.

3. Which Bundy: Rookie Dylan Bundy is always worth watching, but lately it has been more about which one will show up -- the starter that has dominated in six of his 11 starts, or the one that has allowed five runs in three of his past five outings. The Orioles could use the former version to combine with Kevin Gausman on back-to-back solid outings to leave town within striking distance of the Red Sox in the AL East race.

Orioles lineup

CF Adam Jones

2B Jonathan Schoop

3B Manny Machado

DH Mark Trumbo

1B Chris Davis

C Matt Wieters


SS J.J. Hardy

RF Drew Stubbs

LF Nolan Reimold

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