Rangers vs. Red Sox - 5/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (21-25) at Texas Rangers (23-23)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
S Wright (2-1) (3.68) vs. N Martinez (4-0) (1.96)
The Line: Texas Rangers -119 / Boston Red Sox +109 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN-SW, MLB Net
The Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Boston Red Sox need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Red Sox have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 53 hits and 21 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 47 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost four straight road games. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball to make his major league debut. Rodriguez was 29-30 with a 3.23 ERA and 462 strikeouts in his career in the minors.
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The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Rangers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Rangers have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 70 hits and 38 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 40 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost five of their last eight home games. Nick Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Martinez’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 8-1 in Martinezs last 9 starts. The Red Sox are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Texas.
Both teams are heading in different directions, especially the Red Sox who are nearly unbackable during this major funk. I'll take Martinez, who has been great all season, at home for the solid price.