Richards scheduled to start for Boston against Baltimore

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Boston Red Sox (20-13, first in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (15-17, fifth in the AL East)

Baltimore; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Garrett Richards (1-2, 4.40 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 29 strikeouts) Orioles: Zac Lowther (0-0, .00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 1 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore and Boston will square off on Saturday.

The Orioles are 6-8 against AL East teams. Baltimore has hit 33 home runs as a team this season. Trey Mancini leads the club with six, averaging one every 20.5 at-bats.

The Red Sox are 8-4 against the rest of their division. The Boston offence has compiled a .266 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the MLB. Xander Bogaerts leads the team with an average of .344.

The Red Sox won the last meeting 6-2. Eduardo Rodriguez recorded his fifth victory and Bobby Dalbec went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Boston. Matt Harvey took his second loss for Baltimore.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with 16 extra base hits and is batting .317.

J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 20 extra base hits and is slugging .675.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 5-5, .235 batting average, 3.74 ERA, outscored by six runs

Red Sox: 6-4, .241 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

INJURIES: Orioles: Mac Sceroler: (shoulder), Hunter Harvey: (oblique), Anthony Santander: (ankle), Chris Davis: (back).

Red Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Ryan Brasier: (left calf), Kike Hernandez: (hamstring), Christian Arroyo: (hand).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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