Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/25/14
Boston Red Sox (20-28) at Tampa Bay Rays (22-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm (Tropicana Field)
Brandon Workman (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Jake Odorizzi (R) (2-4) (4.985)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -120 / Boston Red Sox +110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SUN
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox close out their AL East series on Sunday in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.
The Tampa Bay Rays fell behind early on Saturday but they came all the way back winning a marathon in extra innings. Brandon Guyer had four hits, Logan Forsythe had three hits, and Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings each had two hits as the Rays scored six runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher David Price allowed five hits and five runs while striking out seven over 8.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Cesar Ramos got the win to go to 2-3 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Rays start Jake Odorizzi who took the loss in his last outing. For the season Odorizzi has allowed 46 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 52 over 43.1 innings for a 2-4 record and a 4.98 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox looked to have Saturday’s game well in hand after the first inning but they were unable to hold the lead and fell to the Rays. A.J. Pierzynski hit a home run and Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt each had two hits as the Red Sox scored five runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out five over 6.0 innings to not factor in the decision and Andrew Miller took the loss to fall to 1-4 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Red Sox start Brandon Workman who makes his first start of the season. For the season Workman has allowed four hits over 6.1 innings for a 1.42 ERA.
Tampa Bay is 4-7 as a home favorite, 4-9 in their last 13 home games, and 1-7 in Odorizzi’s last eight starts. Boston is 5-12 against a team with a losing record, 0-9 in their last nine games, and 1-7 in game three of a series.
I am expecting plenty of scoring and my free pick here is going to be on the over. 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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