Athletics vs. Red Sox - 9/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (76-59) at Oakland Athletics (57-78)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Eduardo Rodriguez (2-6) (5.35) vs. K Graveman (10-9) (3.96)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +137 / Boston Red Sox -147 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox hope to sweep the Oakland Athletics early Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Red Sox have scored 35 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Boston Red Sox offense continues to produce at a high level, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 181 hits, Dustin Pedroia has 58 RBI and Xander Bogaerts has 17 home runs. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the nod, and he’s 2-6 with a 5.35 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s first career game against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Athletics have allowed 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.57 and have lost 12 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 119 hits, Danny Valencia has 45 RBI and Marcus Semien has 23 home runs. Kendall Graveman takes the hill, and he’s 10-9 with a 3.96 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 3-8 in Rodriguezs last 11 starts. The Athletics are 7-19 in their last 26 Sunday games and 11-4 in Gravemans last 15 starts. The Red Sox are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
Boston continues to put up big offensive numbers in this big park and the A's continue to find ways to lose. With the way the first two games have gone, hard not to like the road team completing the sweep here.