After a weekend that consisted of dominant starting pitching from John Lackey, Jon Lester, and Jake Peavy, the Boston Red Sox will turn to Felix Doubront for their series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. In what has been a road filled August, the Red Sox return home to face their American League East foe.
The Red Sox return home after a successful west coast journey. Featuring 16 of their last 19 games away, the Red Sox finished their road trip with an 8-8 record.
At home this season, the Red Sox hold a 40-23 record.
Entering Tuesday’s match up, the Red Sox hold a five and a half game lead over the Orioles in the division. Baltimore has proven tough on the Red Sox this season though, winning six of the first 10 games.
Despite taking a loss earlier in the season to Baltimore, Doubront has pitched fairly well in his career against the Orioles. In four career starts, Doubront holds a 3.58 ERA with 37 strike outs in 27.2 innings.
Doubront will also look to continue his recent success. Over his last 15 starts, Doubront is 6-3 with a 2.98 ERA.
Opposing Doubront will be fellow left hander, Wei-Yin Chen. Many Red Sox fans will recall Chen being a thorn in their side over the past two seasons, holding a career 2-1 record with a 2.96 ERA in four career starts against Boston.
With the Red Sox set to take on the Orioles tonight, the team will be hoping to gain a bit of distance in the American League East with help from Felix Doubront.