Cobb was trailing 3-0 after Boston's third batter, first baseman Hanley Ramirez, hit a two-run home run in the first, and he gave up another in the third on designated hitter J.D. Martinez's homer and four more in the fourth.
Cobb had history on his side - a track record of success against the Red Sox and at Fenway Park - but his preparation for the season after signing with the Orioles in the final week of spring training marked uncharted territory. The Red Sox defeated the Orioles 7-3 on Friday night. The team's gained 7.3 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 1.9 units against the spread (ATS). His first real game didn't go as planned. Orioles games have gone under eight times, gone over four times and pushed on one occasion.
The Red Sox are 12-2, their best-ever start through 14 games. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to seven that've gone under in such games. His afternoon started poorly from the start, from the six-pitch walk he issued to Boston leadoff man Mookie Betts in the first inning. "To shoot the ball the other way and hit it off the wall, we've got a lot of sluggers in our lineup, so it's a good stadium for us to hit".
Alex Cobb will get the nod for the visiting Orioles. This time Hector Velazquez who took the ball and fired five innings of two-run ball after spending most of the last 10 days in the Sox' bullpen. Bundy posted a solid 3.94 ERA against the Red Sox last season, and he has been outstanding in his three starts this season, plus the under is 5-1-1 in Bundy's last seven starts against the Red Sox.
As a unit, Boston's pitching staff has allowed 3.3 runs per game overall in 2018. Chris Sale has dominated in his three starts this season, conceding only two runs in his 17 innings logged, and he features a dazzling 2.88 ERA career ERA against the Orioles. The bullpen has a 4.68 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 9.9 K/9. He is 0-1 through three starts but has managed to get deep into games. The Orioles are putting up just 3.33 runs per game while allowing 5.53 per contest on the mound. The Orioles lineup is only hitting a combined.208 against Sale, and the under is 4-1 in the Orioles last five games in the third game of a series.
Betts left with what the team described as a "left foot contusion" and is now considered day to day. Betts is slashing.360/.450/.620 with 18 hits, 10 RBIs and 15 runs scored, and the line for Bogaerts stands at.368/.400/.711 with 14 hits, nine RBIs and seven runs scored.
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1-5 in Bundy's last 6 starts.
13-3 in Sale's last 16 starts against a team with a losing record.
Manny Machado and Pedro Alvarez have led Baltimore's hitters.
Along with the two losses this weekend, Baltimore has dropped four of its last five games.
Alex Cobb knew that the Boston Red Sox would present a hard opening-act challenge, but the Orioles right-hander was confident he had done everything he could to be ready for the American League's most productive lineup over the season's first few weeks.