Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (52-48) at Boston Red Sox (55-42)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
Michael Fulmer (9-2) (2.41) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (2-4) (6.70)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -124 / Detroit Tigers +114 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, NESN
In Wednesday MLB action from historic Fenway Park, the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox will be wrapping up their early-week set.
This will be game three of the matchup. In Monday’s opener, the Tigers secured a 4-2 victory. On Tuesday, Detroit made it two in a row with a 9-8 win.
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For Wednesday’s game, the Tigers will be whipping out right-hander Michael Fulmer for the start. In his 15 games and 9-2 record this year, Fulmer owns a 2.41 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP in 89.2 innings of work. In Chicago against the White Sox in his last start, Fulmer pulled a no-decision with five innings, six hits and four earned.
Helping things out at the Detroit plate are a few notable names in the box. Ian Kinsler leads the way with 118 hits, 80 runs, 20 homers and 57 RBI. Miguel Cabrera remains the franchise face on 111 hits, 54 runs, 20 homers and 59 RBI this season. As for Nick Castellanos, he’s got 110 hits with 49 runs, 18 homers and 55 RBI.
As for the Red Sox, we’ll be seeing another glimpse of lefty Eduardo Rodriguez on Wednesday. In his eight starts and 2-4 record this year, Rodriquez has put up a 6.70 ERA with a 1.54 WHIP in 41.2 innings overall. In a loss to the Twins his last time up, Rodriguez managed 5.1 innings with six hits and two earned.
Taking the swings for Boston is a team of hot hitters. Xander Bogaerts is way out front on 134 hits with 75 runs, 11 homers and 62 RBI. Mookie Betts sits on 129 hits with 80 runs, 20 homers and 64 RBI so far. Dustin Pedroia has logged 120 hits with 65 runs, 10 homers and 42 RBI in 2016.
The Tigers are 1-4 in their last five games against a left-handed starter, and 5-0 in Fulmer’s last five game threes of a series. Detroit is also 12-1 in Fulmer’s last 13 starts, and 8-1 in Fulmer’s last nine road starts.
As for the Red Sox, they’re 4-9 in their last 13 game threes of a series, and 1-4 in Rodriguez’s last five game threes of a series in a start. Boston is also 1-4 in Rodriguez’s last five starts, and 0-4 in Rodriguez’s last four home starts.
I like Fulmer and the Tigers to tame the Red Sox here, and don’t expect Boston to be able to keep up.