Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (23-34) at Boston Red Sox (25-31)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
K Graveman (3-2) (5.56) vs. C Buchholz (3-6) (3.82)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -151 / Oakland Athletics +141 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics look to avoid the sweep against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
The Oakland Athletics can’t afford losing streaks of any length if they want to be a factor in the American League West. The Athletics have dropped two in a row after a 4-2 defeat at Fenway Park on Saturday. Jesse Chavez was hit hard in the loss with all four runs scored on ten hits and a walk over five frames while four relievers held the Red Sox off the scoreboard. The A’s totaled five hits and walked four times with Mark Canta smacking homerun number seven while Billy Burns knocked Eric Sogard. Rookie hurler Kendall Graveman is charged with preventing the series sweep by the Red Sox. Graveman won at Detroit 5-3 in his last outing with all three runs plated on eight hits over six frames.
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The question most fans are asking is when are the Boston Red Sox going to go on a tear. Perhaps the Red Sox are on their way to a hot streak with consecutive victories after knocking off Oakland Saturday. Starter Joe Kelly led the way wit a lone run given up on four hits and a pair of free passes through six innings to improve to 2-4. Boston racked up eleven hits and walked six times with Hanley Ramirez going 3-5 with a homer and two RBI’s and two runs. Mike Napoli went 2-3 with an RBI while David Ortiz knocked in a run and scored. A suddenly hot Clay Buchholz toes the rubber against visiting Oakland on Sunday. Buchholz comes off his best start of the season in a 1-0 win against Minnesota with three hits allowed in eight innings.
The under is 5-2-2 in Oakland’s last 9 road games. Boston are 2-7 in their last 9 Sunday games while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite and is 13-5 in their last 18 home games. The under is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings andOakland are 16-37 in the last 53 meetings in Boston. I’m leaning Boston but no way I play the juice…