San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox - 9/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (76-61) at San Diego Padres (57-80)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
C Buchholz (5-10) (5.32) vs. P Clemens (2-4) (4.93)
The Line: San Diego Padres +176 / Boston Red Sox -186 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, NESN
The Boston Red Sox butt heads with the San Diego Padres in interleague action on Tuesday.
The Boston Red Sox are so close to the American League East lead they can taste it unless they suffer through a bad week. The Red Sox have lost consecutive contests after a 2-1 defeat at Petco Park with the offense scoring once in two games. Boston starter Drew Pomeranz gave up both runs over 5.2 frames to fall to 2-4. The Red Sox mustered seven hits and walked twice with Chris Young cracking his 7th homer. The Red Sox send Clay Buchholz to the hill to face San Diego for the first time in his career. Buchholz comes off a 2-1 win at; Tampa Bay with the lone run scoring over 6.1 innings.
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The San Diego Padres have been struggling to get their arms and bats on the same page and the wins have been difficult to find. The Padres were losers of seven of ten before squeezing past the Red Sox Monday and halting their postseason drive for a day. SD starter Edwin Jackson was outstanding with seven scoreless innings while striking out eleven to up his record to 4-5. San Diego logged six hits and two free passes with Adam Rosales clubbing a two run bomb. Paul Clemens draws his 10th start of the season and first ever versus the Red Sox on Tuesday. Clemens took an 8-1 loss at Atlanta last time out with two runs given up on four hits and four BB in three frames.
The over is 7-2-1 in Boston’s last 10 on grass and is 6-2-1 in their last 9 overall while the Red Sox are 20-8 in their last 28 interleague games. San Diego are 5-21 in their last 26 Tuesday games and the over is 8-2-1 in their last 11 home games while going 20-8-2 in the Padres last 30 interleague games. The numbers say over but that looks dumb the way Boston is hitting…