Found May 23, 2012 on Lost My Way:
You can't blame the Red Sox for looking ahead a little bit. After 19 straight games Boston will finally have a day off tomorrow, but will first have to make it one more this afternoon in the rubber match against the Baltimore Orioles.
 
Last night, the Red Sox were held to only two hits in a 4-1 Orioles win. A bright spot was the return of Kevin Youkilis who scored the lone Boston run with a solo homerun in the fourth. Brian Matusz picked up the win for the birds in six and one-third innings. The bullpen picked up the rest of the work as Jim Johnson recorded his MLB best 16th save on the season.   
 
Today Daniel Bard will be on the hill for the Sox against Jake Arrieta for Baltimore. Arrieta, is coming off a seven-inning nine-strikeout performance in a win against the Nationals, while Bard will look to bounce back after being roughed up by the Phillies in his last outing. 
 
I absolutely love the over at 9 in today's game. Bard's last three outings have gone over, while two of the previous three for Arrieta have also gone over the run total. The Red Sox average over five runs per game and I expect they quickly want to forget about last nights ugly performance at the plate. Baltimore can also score some runs and average a little over four and a half per game and an MLB best 67 homeruns so far this season. Bard has had some control problems this season and I think the Red Sox may score more than nine themselves. 
 
Lock it up: Red Sox/Orioles over 9, 5/23/12.
 
A word of advice: check the lineups before you place any wager. After playing last night, you want to make sure neither manager will rest any key players but I highly doubt it, considering each team will have a day off tomorrow. 
 
TL;DR The Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will battle for the series this afternoon, and I expect a lot of runs to be scored. 

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