Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox: Series Preview for First 2015 Trip to Fenway Park

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Saturday, April 18th, 4:05 PM EDT

Apr 12, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman (30) pitches during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Tillman, RHP – BAL

Tillman looked really good on Opening Day, giving up one run against the Tampa Bay Rays in 6.2 innings, earning himself a victory. However, he had a rough outing on Sunday, only lasting 2.2 innings, giving up seven runs, only three of which were earned, evening his early season record.

Tillman is looking for a bounce-back outing against a lineup that has had a bit of success against him. Pedroia, Daniel Nava, Mike Napoli and Victorino have all had success against him; Pedroia is 10-for-35; Nava is 8-for-31; Napoli is 6-for-22; and Victorino is 4-for-11.

Tillman, like Friday’s starter Jimenez, has good numbers against Ortiz, as Ortiz has just three hits in 27 at-bats, but, of course, one of those hits was a homerun.

Apr 12, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Clay Buchholz, RHP – BOS

In another show of similarity between dueling starters, Buchholz, like Tillman, had a lot of success on Opening Day, throwing seven shutout innings against the Philadelphia Phillies to earn himself a victory. He followed that up by getting shelled by the Yankees, giving up ten runs, nine earned, in 3.1 innings.

Alejandro De Aza is the Oriole with the most success against Buchholz, going 4-for-13, while Snider has really struggled against him, getting only one hit in 17 at-bats.

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