Boston Red Sox vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (57-37) at Boston Red Sox (52-39)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
M Cain (1-5) (5.34) vs. D Pomeranz (8-7) (2.47)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -175 / San Francisco Giants +165 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, NESN
The San Francisco Giants look to cool off the Boston Red Sox in interleague action.
The San Francisco Giants have built a nice lead in the National League West but they can’t rest on their laurels. The Giants never got their offense going Tuesday in a 4-0 loss at Fenway Park and have now dropped four in a row. SF starter Jake Peavy gave up all four runs on three hits including a pair of homers over six frames to absorb the loss. San Francisco was held to five hits and two bases on balls with Denard Span and Angel Pagan recording two hits each. Matt Cain is scheduled to face the Red Sox on Wednesday if his injured groin is 100%. On the year Cain has gone 1-5 in eleven starts with a 1.52 WHIP and 5.34 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox have the American League East lead within their grasp if they don’t falter. The surging Red Sox stayed on a roll with Tuesday’s victory giving the team wins in five of six while picking up a game in the standings. Boston starter Rick Porcello improved to 11-2 with 6.1 scoreless innings while four relievers put up zeros. The Red Sox mustered four hits and a walk with David Ortiz cracking a three run homer while Brock Holt went solo. Left hander Drew Pomeranz makes his Red Sox debut against for rival San Francisco. Pomeranz becomes the immediate ace with an 8-7 record with the Padres and a sparkling 2.47 ERA.
The over is 5-2-1 in San Francisco’s last 8 road games and is 5-2-1 in their last 8 interleague road games while the Giants are 40-18 in their last 58 overall. The over is 7-1 in Boston’s last 8 versus the National League West and Boston are 9-3 in their last 12 interleague games while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Giants are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. I’m hoping Pomeranz proves why Boston traded for him…