Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/20/14
Boston Red Sox (34-39) at Oakland Athletics (45-28)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Felix Doubront (L) (2-4) (5.124) vs. Brad Mills (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Oakland Athletics / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, NESN
The Oakland A’s and the Boston Red Sox face of on Friday in Oakland for game two of their series.
The Oakland A’s are making it look effortless these days and they did exactly that on Friday eating the Red Sox. Yoenis Cespedes had two hits including a home run and Coco Crisp and Josh Donaldson were among those getting hits as the A’s scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir allowed four hits and two runs while striking out eight over 7.0 innings to get the win to go to 9-2 for the season and Dan Otero earned his first save. For Friday’s game the A’s start Brad Mills who was traded to the A’s from Milwaukee for one dollar. Over his career Mills has a 7.76 ERA in three stints in the Majors but he has a 1.56 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 77 innings in AAA this season.
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The Boston Red Sox fell behind early and chased the A:s all game on Friday as they lost in Oakland. Dustin Pedroia had two hits including a home run and Brock Holt and A.J. Pierzynski each had hits as the Red Sox scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy allowed five hits and four runs while striking out four over 6.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-5 for the season. For Friday’s game the Red Sox start Felix Doubront who returns from the DL. For the season Doubront has allowed 52 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 31 over 45.2 innings for a 2-4 record and a 5.12 ERA.
Oakland is 6-1 in their last seven games, 5-1 against the AL East, and 24-11 in game two of a series. Boston is 5-2 in game two of a series, 2-9 in their last 11 road games, and 7-1 in Doubront’s last eight road starts. Boston is 5-14 in the last 19 meetings of these two.
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