Jonathan Schoop Placed on DL with Oblique Injury; Orioles Recall Alex Cobb

We've got some time to play catch up.

Cobb had history on his side - a track record of success against the Red Sox and at Fenway Park - but his preparation for the season after signing with the Orioles in the final week of spring training marked uncharted territory. Bettors can also wager on the game's runline with the odds standing at -145 for the Orioles +1.5 runs and +125 for the Red Sox -1.5. That gives David Price an extra day after Price left his last start after one inning with numbness in his fingers.

Boston ace left-hander Chris Sale (1-0, 1.06 ERA) opposes Baltimore right-hander Dylan Bundy (0-1, 1.35 ERA) in the third game of the weekend series Sunday afternoon. The 25-year old third baseman is locked in, driving in eight runs in his last seven games including two RBI's in Friday's loss to Boston, and he is now hitting.316 with three homers and eight RBI's on the season. Interestingly enough, he notched seven strikeouts out of just eleven outs.

The first three Red Sox hitters reached safely and scored, setting the tone for a 10-3 mashing of Baltimore under gray skies at Fenway Park.

Cobb (0-1), a MA native who spent his first six Major League Baseball seasons with Tampa Bay before signing with Baltimore, struggled mightily in a park in which he has fared well historically.

Velazquez will be making his first start since he shut down the Rays to the tune of one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings on April 1st.

The BoSox will put the ball in the hands of righty Hector Velazquez (1-0, 3.12 ERA), who started 3 games a year ago and finished the season 3-1 overall with a 2.92 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.

1-5 in Bundy's last 6 starts. This time Hector Velazquez who took the ball and fired five innings of two-run ball after spending most of the last 10 days in the Sox' bullpen. He held the Orioles to five runs in 22 innings accompanied with a 3-0 record last season, and he stands at 5-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 56.1 career innings.

The Orioles offense has slashed.220/.294/.345 on its way to 3.4 runs scored per game this year, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team's last five outings (2-3 SU). Cobb started 29 games for the Rays last season and was 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. The throw took Orioles catcher Chance Sisco into the base bath as Betts slid, and his left leg appeared to jam into Sisco's shin guard as the two players collided.

- Mookie Betts has been lighting the world on fire this season.

Tillman, who allowed nine runs on 15 hits in 5 2/3 innings in his first two starts, is 10-4 with a 3.03 ERA in 21 career starts against the Red Sox.

- Xander Bogaerts has been just as incredible. An MRI conducted came up negative, so the bruise put Mitch Moreland in Ramirez' spot against the Orioles.

Manny Machado and Pedro Alvarez have led Baltimore's hitters.