Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/21/14
Boston Red Sox (34-40) at Oakland Athletics (46-28)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Rubby De La Rosa (R) (2-2) (2.841) vs. Jesse Chavez (R) (6-4) (2.930)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -150 / Boston Red Sox +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, NESN, MLB
The Oakland A’s and the Boston Red Sox face off on Saturday in Oakland as they continue their West vs. East series.
The Oakland A’s seem to be able to get it done a number of different ways and we saw it once again on Friday as they beat the Red Sox. Josh Donaldson hit a home run and Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie had hits as the A’s scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Brad Mills allowed four hits and three runs, two earned, while striking out four over 4.0 innings to not get a decision as Fernando Abad got the win to go to 2-2 for the season and Sean Doolittle earned his 10th save. For Saturday’s game the Angels start Jesse Chavez who has won two of his last three starts. For the season Chavez has allowed 82 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 78 over 86 innings for a 6-4 record and a 2.93 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox jumped out to an early lead on Friday in Oakland but they were unable to make it stand up for the win. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli had two hits each and Dustin Pedroia had a hit as the Red Sox scored three runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Felix Doubront allowed two hits and three runs while striking out four over 4.2 innings to not get a decision as Andrew Miller took the loss to fall to 2-5 for the season. For Saturday’s game Rubby De La Rosa who is coming off of a one hit performance in his last start. For the season De La Rosa has allowed 21 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 23 over 25.1 innings for a 2-2 record and a 2.84 ERA.
Oakland is 18-5 in their last 23 home games, 41-16 as a favorite, and 9-3 in Chavez’s last 12 starts as a favorite. Boston is 5-11 in game three of a series, 5-16 following a loss, and 2-10 in their last 12 road games. Boston is 5-15 in their last 20 meetings with Oakland.
The total is set at eight and I like the over in this one. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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