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(50-37) Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (45-43)
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL.
Projected Pitchers: Porcello vs. Cobb
MLB Moneyline Odds: Boston -102 / Tampa Bay -108
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Boston -200 / Tampa Bay +175
MLB Betting Total: 9.0 (Over -110 / Under -110)
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Boston Red Sox
Drew Pomeranz wasn’t his best once he hit the fifth inning but he managed to get through six innings, again keeping the opponent to two runs or fewer, and was rewarded with his ninth win of the season in an 8-3 Boston victory.
It was the 10th time in his last 11 starts that Pomeranz kept the other team below three runs. His ERA is down to 3.60 despite walking five.
He got a big double play ball in the fifth when Wilson Ramos grounded into a 5-4-3 with the bases loaded. He also got an unconventional double play to end the second when the Rays ran themselves out of what should have been the inning that gave them the lead.
Rick Porcello goes on Saturday, each team having won a game in this series with the weekend left to play. Despite the high ERA, he’s failed to go at least six innings just once in 18 starts this season.
Tampa Bay Rays
Ramos and Brad Miller were the ones to run Tampa out of that scoring chance in the second. Mallex Smith laid down a bunt with one out and runners on second and third. Mitch Moreland fielded it and picked off Ramos trying to get back to the bag.
Miller straying too far off second was even worse, though. The Sox caught him in a pickle and tagged him out to get out of the inning without any damage.
Boston scored a quick four runs after that, highlighted by a Dustin Pedroia two-run homer. The Red Sox knocked Odorizzi around for seven runs and chased him in the fifth inning.
Alex Cobb will try to do better than that tonight. He was on a good run before giving up seven runs in 6.1 innings in his most recent start, which brought his ERA up above 4.00.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- BOS are 10-2 in their last 12 games on astroturf.
- BOS are 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
- BOS are 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
- Over is 11-0 in TB last 11 games as a home favorite.
- Over is 12-1 in TB last 13 home games.
- Over is 14-2 in TB last 16 on astroturf.
- Head to Head: Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Tampa Bay.
- Head to Head: BOS are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: Porcello gets a rare win.
This is my default status. I’ve been losing with Porcello but remain adamant he’ll get us some of that back in the second half.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Boston (-102)
MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 5 – Tampa Bay 4
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