Scouting report: Orioles vs. Red Sox

June 03, 1998|By Joe Strauss

Fenway Park, Boston

Day .. .. .. .. ..Time .. .. ..TV .. .. .. .. .. ..Starters

Tonight .. .. .. .7:05 .. .. .HTS .. .. ...Doug Johns (1-1, 3.72)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .vs. Derek Lowe (0-4, 4.36)

Tomorrow .. .. ...7:05 .. .13, 50 .. .. ...Sidney Ponson (0-2, 6.92)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .vs. Bret Saberhagen (6-3, 5.73)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Red Sox update

Forget the Yankees. The surprising Red Sox represent the team the Orioles must catch to have a legitimate shot at postseason play. Until a four-game winning streak, the Red Sox had shown signs of crumbling. The return of shortstop Nomar Garciaparra has coincided with the turnaround. Garciaparra has hit safely in all but five of his 39 games and brings an 11-game hitting streak into the series. Despite being 11 games over .500, the Red Sox have outscored opponents by only 18 runs, despite an 11-3 win in Toronto last night. Even with Pedro Martinez, whom the Orioles miss, the rotation has struggled to a 21-18 record. The Sox are 19-8 in one- and two-run games. Only the Yankees and PTC Rangers are better in their home park (19-10). Tonight's starter, Lowe, has come in from the bullpen due to injuries. Saberhagen's ERA is the highest of any pitcher with at least six wins.

Pub Date: 6/03/98

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