After a terrible defensive and pitching matchup last night, the Red Sox and Orioles suit up for the final game of this series. The Red Sox are aiming to win the series, as the Orioles are looking for the 2-2 split. The Red Sox will be sending Rick Porcello to the mound, who has been the model of consistency this year. Porcello has gone at least six innings in eight of his 10 starts this season, amassing a 7-2 record and a 3.68 ERA. In his career, Porcello is 3-7 with a 5.45 ERA in 12 starts against the Orioles.
The Orioles will be sending Ubaldo Jimenez to combat against a lethal Red Sox lineup, led by Mookie Betts, who has five home runs in his last seven at-bats. Jimenez has been terrible this season, amassing a 2-6 record with an ERA of 6.36. In his last start, Jimenez recorded his shortest outing since 2013, throwing 1.2 innings before being yanked. In his last four starts, Jimenez is 0-3 with an ERA over 10. There has been a lot of talk about removing Jimenez from the rotation because he has pitched so poorly, so the Red Sox should be able to win this game with relative ease if everything goes according to plan.