Red Sox Beat O's For Franchise-Best 12-2 Start

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The Patriots Day game in Boston between the Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles on Monday has been postponed due to expected sustained rain throughout the day. Boston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Red Sox: 1B-DH Hanley Ramirez, who left Thursday's game with a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a pitch in the first inning against NY, was not in the lineup. Red Sox 3, Orioles 1. On Sunday, Machado managed a hit and the only O's RBI of the game.

Their starting pitching continues to shine.

Brian Johnson had been scheduled to start Monday's game.

Bradley came into Sunday's game hitting.209 with a.320 on-base percentage and a.279 slugging percentage.

Astros 2, Rangers 1: Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and Derek Fisher scored the go-ahead run on Drew Robinson's error in the eighth, sending host Houston to the victory.

Despite allowing just four hits over seven stellar shutout innings during his last start against Toronto, Cashner took the no-decision in the Orioles eventual 2-1 loss.

The BoSox are rolling with lefty Chris Sale (1-0, 1.06 ERA) as their starter. The fourth-year right-hander is off to an outstanding start to the year, allowing only three runs in 20 innings, resulting in a 1.35 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP to go with an 0-1 record.

0-4 in Bundy's last 4 starts against a team with a winning record. The 'Sox line-up ranks third-best in the majors with 69 runs and their pitching staff ranks third in the AL with a stout 3.08 ERA.

Cobb, who was 12-10 with a 3.50 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays last season, was optioned to Double-A Bowie to start the season but pitched four simulated games in Sarasota, Fla. The bullpen has a 4.50 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.8 K/9. By then, the Red Sox offense had already put up eight runs. The Orioles have been inconsistent at the plate, averaging 3.36 runs per game, ranking them 25th overall. On the year, The Red Sox slugger is hitting.357 with eight runs, two doubles, two homers and twelve RBI.

Cobb was born in Boston, and even though he moved from the area to Florida when he was 2, he remained a Red Sox fan. That gives David Price an extra day after Price left his last start after one inning with numbness in his fingers. The team has a slash-line of.313/.392/.523 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

It will be interesting to see how long this great start to the season can last.

Watch for Manny Machado in this one as he did more damage against the Red Sox than any other opponent a year ago, belting six homers with 13 RBI's in 75 at bats.

What a difference a week makes; they began the year scoring just 21 runs in their first seven games, but came home to Fenway Park and have since been on fire, putting up 62 runs in their past seven games. Chris Tillman (0-3) struggled through the first two-plus innings for Baltimore, which lost for the third time in four games.

"I just heard it for the first time", Cora said after Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday to get to 12-2.

Christian Vazquez has been almost impossible for Cobb to get out, going 8-for-11 (.727) against him, while J.D. Martinez is 4-for-8 (.500) and Mookie Betts 6-for-20 (.300) with a home run and four RBIs. The Red Sox have hit 11 over their last 10.