Rangers at Red Sox - 5/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (16-22) at Boston Red Sox (18-20)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Y Gallardo (3-5) (3.94) vs. W Miley (2-4) (5.60)
The Line: Boston Red Sox / Texas Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, NESN
The Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Rangers have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 52 hits and 23 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Adrian Beltre have combined for 32 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last seven games on the road. Yovani Gallardo gets the ball, and he’s 3-5 with a 3.94 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Red Sox have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 39 hits and 15 RBI while Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have combined for 43 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost five of their last six games on their home field. Wade Miley takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 5.60 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Miley’s second career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-19 in their last 26 games following an off day and 1-4 in Gallardos last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Rangers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Red Sox are too good offensively to continue losing in their small ballpark. This is a series where the Sox can get back on track, and I expect them to do just that.