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Orioles-Red Sox series preview: The first AL East foe

The Red Sox entered the season as the consensus picks to finish at the bottom of the AL East. While that may still come true, the team asserted itself well on a season-opening road trip that took them down the entire west coast (Seattle, Oakland, Anaheim). They will finally open Fenway Park this week, welcoming the Orioles as their esteemed guests.

Pitching has been the BoSox hallmark early on. Their 1.49 team ERA is the best in the bigs, as is their 2.92 FIP and 3.08 xFIP. Both the rotation and the bullpen have seen success through the season’s first 10 games, but the relievers have been a bit more susceptible with their 3.