Red Sox at Athletics - 5/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (14-17) at Oakland Athletics (12-21)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
J Masterson (2-1) (5.18) vs. D Pomeranz (1-3) (5.12)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -108 / Boston Red Sox -102 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, CSN-CA
The Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Red Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Red Sox have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Pablo Sandoval leads Boston with 35 hits and 15 RBI while Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have combined for 42 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost four of their last six games on the road. Justin Masterson gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 5.18 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Masterson is 2-7 with a 6.61 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Athletics have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Athletics have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Marcus Semien leads Oakland with 39 hits and 14 RBI while Stephen Vogt and Josh Reddick have combined for 50 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost six of their last seven games on their home field. Drew Pomeranz takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.12 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 5-14 in their last 19 road games vs. a left-handed starter and 4-1 in Mastersons last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Athletics are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Pomeranzs last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 6-21 in the last 27 meetings in Oakland.
The A's are unbackable during this long losing streak. The Red Sox are the only play until Oakland starts playing like an MLB team.