Rangers vs. Red Sox - 5/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (22-27) at Texas Rangers (24-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
J Kelly (1-4) (6.24) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (2-2) (3.60)
The Line: Texas Rangers -116 / Boston Red Sox +106 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN-SW
The Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Red Sox have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 58 hits and 21 RBI while Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have combined for 51 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost six of their last seven road games. Joe Kelly gets the ball, and he’s 1-4 with a 6.24 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rangers have won eight straight when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 73 hits and 38 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 41 RBI. The Texas Rangers have split their last six home games. Wandy Rodriguez takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 1-4 in Kellys last 5 starts. The Rangers are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in Rodriguezs last 5 starts. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Red Sox have been just flat out awful on the road, and Kelly hasn't been much better overall. I'm taking the home team to keep things rolling.