Red Sox vs. Mariners - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (54-61) at Boston Red Sox (50-64)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Mike Montgomery (4-4) (3.25) vs. J Kelly (4-6) (5.96)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -133 / Seattle Mariners +123 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTNW, NESN
The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Mariners have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 140 hits and 70 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 96 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have won four of their last six road games. Mike Montgomery gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Montgomery’s first career game against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Red Sox have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 132 hits and 54 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 118 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have split their last eight home games. Joe Kelly takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 5.96 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 0-0 with a 0.79 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 0-6 in Montgomerys last 6 starts. The Red Sox are 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day and 3-8 in Kellys last 11 starts. The Mariners are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Boston and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
Kelly is due for a breakout performance and is actually coming off a decent outing in which he allowed just two runs. I've had a hard time backing the Red Sox lately, but I like them to take this game.