Jun 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitterAdam Jones
(10) is celebrates with left fielderSteve Pearce
(28) after scoring a run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The AL East might gain a little bit of separation this week as the Red Sox and the Orioles, both sitting in last place and 5.5 games out of first, square off in Baltimore.
The Red Sox and Orioles, who have not played each other since April 26th, has been a fairly lopsided matchup this season. The Orioles have won each of the first two series that the teams have played, but this time around could be a bit different.
While neither team has really turned on the switch in the last ten games (the Red Sox are 5-5, the Orioles 4-6), the Red Sox have developed a bit of recent momentum. In their most recent series, the Red Sox took home their first sweep of the season, ending with a remarkable seven-run eighth inning to win Sunday’s game 7-4.
Will the Red Sox begin a long-awaited hot streak that could put them right back into the running during this series? Or will they flop as they’ve done so many other times this season? All questions will be answered in Baltimore.