Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (47-48) at Boston Red Sox (42-54)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Fenway Park)
A Simon (8-6) (4.63) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) (4.64)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -133 / Detroit Tigers +123 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, NESN
The Detroit Tigers continue their series at Fenway Park with a Saturday afternoon tilt against the Boston Red Sox.
The Detroit Tigers have yet to get hot and make a run at Kansas City in the American League Central. The Tigers hot streak was put on hold for another day after a 2-1, eleven inning defeat at Fenway Park on Friday. Justin Verlander was outstanding with a run allowed on seven hits over eight frames before Blaine Hardy took the loss with a run plated in the 11th. The heavy hitting Tigers were held to seven hits with Ian Kinsler going 3-5 with an RBI with Jose Iglesias scoring. Alfredo Simon looks to right the ship when he takes the hill against the Red Sox on Saturday. In six consecutive outings Simon has allowed 32 runs on 52 hits covering 28.1 innings pitched.
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It’s been a long season for the Boston Red Sox who have yet to live up to expectations. The Red Sox finally got in the win column in the series opener to end an eight game slide. Starter Rick Porcello has generally struggled in 2015 but was at his best Friday with the lone run allowed on five hits and zero walks through seven frames while three relievers kept the Tigers in check. The offense mustered nine hits and walked once with Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts knocked in runs with Shane Victorino and Mookie Betts scoring. Steven Wright draws the game two start against Detroit who he sees for the first time. Wright was hit hard last time out in a 7-3 loss to the Angels with six runs plated on six hits over five frames.
The over is 8-1 in Detroit’s last 9 vs. American League East and is 16-5 in their last 21 road games while the Tigers are 3-7 in their last 10 overall. Boston are 0-8 in their last 8 overall and are 0-8 in their last 8 games on grass. Detroit are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Boston. We could see Simon turn things around against a poor Boston squad which would not surprise me but nothing would surprise me here…