Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox: 3 takeaways

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CHICAGO, IL – MAY 20: Adam Engel #15 of the Chicago White Sox dives back to first base during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The White Sox series can’t come soon enough

No matter how you slice it, the Red Sox series was a rough one for the Birds. Their 5-3 home stand was one of their most productive stretches of the year, but after a weekend at Fenway, that momentum is all but gone.

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After winning one out of four contests, the Birds’ record sits at 14-32, putting them 17.5 games behind the Red Sox and Yankees in the AL East. The end of their 13-game road losing streak was a legitimate highlight, but let’s not kid ourselves — a 1-15 skid isn’t exactly something to be proud of.

Each loss seemed more demoralizing than the last, culminating with Sunday’s master class in stranding baserunners. It was the kind of weekend that could make a Birds fan question their allegiance.

With that in mind, the Orioles’ next series, a four-game slate against the Chicago White Sox, could be exactly what they need. The Birds may be bad, but the 13-30 White Sox are the only team in the league with a worse record. We might see some ugly baseball at Guaranteed Rate Field this week, but someone’s going to end up in the win column.

The O’s aren’t making the playoffs this year, but it’s still fun to watch them win. Bring on the White Sox.

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