Boston Red Sox vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick - 8/3/2013
Arizona Diamondbacks (56-53) at Boston Red Sox (66-45)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -149 / Arizona Diamondbacks +139 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, NESN
The Boston Red Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet on Saturday at Fenway Park for game two of their series in Boston.
The Boston Red Sox looked like they were going to come up with another ninth inning rally on Friday, but it came up short as they fell to the Diamondbacks. On Friday, David Ortiz and Stephen Drew homered and Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Napoli had two hits each, as the Red Sox scored six runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Jon Lester had a bad night as he allowed 11 hits and six earned runs, while striking out six over 4.1 innings, but he didn’t get a decision as Pedro Beato took the loss. For Saturday’s game the Red Sox start Jake Peavy, who was recently acquired in a trade with the White Sox. For the season Peavy has allowed 4 hits and 38 earned runs, while striking out 76 over 80 innings for a 8-4 record and a 4.28 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks battled for a full nine innings on Friday and opened their series in Boston with a win. Cody Ross had four hits including a home run, Paul Goldschmidt had two hits, including his his 25th home run, and Aaron Hill, Martin Prado, Jason Kubel, and Wil Nieves each had two hits as the Diamondbacks scored seven runs on 16 hits. Starting pitcher Randall Delgado allowed six hits and six runs, four earned, while striking out seven over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 4-3 on the season, while Brad Ziegler earned his sixth save. For Saturday’s game, the Diamondbacks start Patrick Corbin who allowed just one run his last start, but still took a loss. For the season Corbin has allowed 107 hits and 36 earned runs while striking out 123 over 144.1 innings for a 12-2 record and 2.24 ERA.
Boston is 5-2 in their last seven games, 19-8 in their last 27 home games, and 35-17 against the NL West. Arizona is 6-14 in their last 20 road games, 3-7 in their last 10 interleague road games, and 13-3 in Corbin’s last 16 starts against a team with a winning record. Arizona is 1-5 in their last six games in Boston.
We have two tough customers on the mound for this one and I don’t expect a ton of scoring and I like the under here. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that pick in the Premium Area.