While it’s only a two-game set, the upcoming pair of games between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox will each carry a lot of magnitude in regards to the tight AL East divisional race.
Going into Tuesday’s action, the O’s still reside in first place in the division, but they don’t have sole possession of it, as they currently are sharing the honors with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox, meanwhile, sit only one game out, while the New York Yankees — previously thought to be sellers at the trade deadline — are also hanging around, trailing by only 5.5 games with plenty of time remaining in the campaign.
Thus, that brings us to this crucial mini series between the Orioles and Red Sox, both of whom have been hovering around the top spot in the AL East. While you’d normally expect Red Sox and Orioles tickets to be higher-priced, the opposite has indeed occurred with the two clubs about to embark into battle. Let’s take a look at how both games are faring on the secondary ticket market, with information provided by Razorgator.
8/16 | Red Sox at Orioles | Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Avg. ticket price: $41 | Get-in: $17
8/17 | Red Sox at Orioles | Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Avg. ticket price: $52.75 | Get-in: $12
Clearly, these prices for Orioles and Red Sox tickets present an absolute bargain, and could be one of the best deals on the MLB schedule all week, if not the rest of the month. That especially rings true for those who acquire their Baltimore parking through ParkWhiz.com, which has countless cheap parking options all around Camden Yards.
There’s the obvious item attached, that both teams are embattled in quite the competitive race, not just for the division, but also potentially for a Wild Card berth as well. Furthermore, this looks like a great opportunity for O’s fans to come out to the ballpark and watch their team snag an important victory, as Baltimore, at 39-17, owns the best home record in the American League. Boston, however, has managed to play solid on the road, carrying a 27-25 record away from Fenway Park.
Fans should also be aware that this will be the second-to-last trip for David Ortiz to Oriole Park at Camden Yards in his final season. The Red Sox travel to Baltimore one more time next month, though tickets figure to be significantly more expensive at that point in time. In the present day, Baltimore fans can garner tickets for what might turn out to be a fraction of the price compared to when Boston returns in September, and the value is just tremendous, given where both teams stand as well.
It’s going to be a big showdown no matter what. The Red Sox enter this series having won four in a row, so the Orioles, who have won three of their last four, better be prepared for a fight if they want to have any share of first place in the AL East going into this weekend. With how effective both teams are offensively, there could be a boatload of runs on the scoreboard, too.
submitted by Ralph Garcia