Red Sox vs. Indians - 5/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (22-18) at Boston Red Sox (26-17)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
D Salazar (4-2) (1.80) vs. R Porcello (6-2) (3.51)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -115 / Cleveland Indians +105 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Indians have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians offense is heating up, and they’ve won 13 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 53 hits, Jason Kipnis has 24 RBI and Carlos Santana has eight home runs. Danny Salazar gets the nod, and he’s 4-2 with a 1.80 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Salazar is 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been hot all season long, and they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 60 hits, Mookie Betts has 33 RBI and David Ortiz has 10 home runs. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.51 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 9-4 with a 3.36 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 2-6 in Salazars last 8 road starts. The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games and 6-2 in Porcellos last 8 starts. The over is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings in Boston.
The Red Sox offense has been on fire pretty much all season long, which is why Porcello has had success. Boston at home is a safe bet with the pitching advantage here.