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Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Indians (57-47) at Boston Red Sox (58-49)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

C Carrasco (10-4) (3.58) vs. C Sale (13-4) (2.37)

The Line: Boston Red Sox -146 / Cleveland Indians +136 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NESN, STOh, TVA

The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox meet Tuesday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Cleveland Indians look for a victory here after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Indians have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians have won seven straight games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 127 hits and 55 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley have combined for 207 hits and 98 RBI. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 3.58 ERA and 135 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox. 

Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston Red Sox look for another win after splitting their last six games. The Red Sox scored six runs in Monday’s victory and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Boston Red Sox have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with 116 hits and 66 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia have combined for 210 hits and 97 RBI. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he is 13-4 with a 2.37 ERA and 211 strikeouts this season. Sale is 5-7 with a 4.07 ERA and 121 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Indians are 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games, 8-3 in Carrascos last 11 road starts and 37-18 in Carrascos last 55 starts. The Red Sox are 17-5 in their last 22 Tuesday games, 5-1 in Sales last 6 home starts and 12-4 in Sales last 16 starts. The under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.

Carrasco has been solid all year long and has allowed two or less earned runs in seven of his last nine games. However, Sale has been on another level, pitching shutouts in four of his last five starts and rocking a 2.07 ERA at Fenway with 87 strikeouts in 65.1 innings. It's also not often you get Sale at these prices, as we've had to pay well over -200 his last several performances. I'll gladly take the Red Sox here behind their ace. 

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