Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/29/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (25-29) at Boston Red Sox (37-17)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
M Estrada (2-5) (5.40) vs. R Porcello (6-2) (3.74)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -180 / Toronto Blue Jays +170 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
Tuesday MLB action brings us to Fenway Park where the Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays will have to wait another day for the start of a much needed hot streak after Monday’s 8-3 defeat at Fenway Park. Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez was hit hard with seven runs plated on nine hits including a pair of long balls over five frames to fall to 2-5.
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The Blue Jays logged seven hits and five bases on balls with Teoscar Hernandez, Yangervis Solarte and Kendrys Morales recording RBI’s. Toronto sends Marco Estrada to the hill to face the Red Sox for the third time in 2019. Estrada has dropped three straight following an 8-1 loss to the LA Angels with four runs given up on seven hits over 4.1 frames.
The Boston Red Sox maintained their grip on the top spot of the AL East with strong performances at the plate and on the mound. Boston starter David Price upped his record to 5-4 with two runs scoring on four hits and four BB while Heath Hembree and Steven Wright tossed two innings each.
The Red Sox racked up eleven hits and four walks with JD Martinez cracking a two run bomb while Andrew Benintendi went 3-5 with a homer and four RBI’s. Boston saw Jackie Bradley Jr. drive in a run and score twice while every starter reached base.
A fading Rick Porcello looks to right the ship against the visiting Blue Jays on Tuesday. Porcello lasted 3.2 innings in a 6-3 loss at Tampa Bay last time out with all six runs scoring (four earned) on eight hits and two BB.
Toronto are 10-2 in their last 12 Tuesday games and are 4-10 in their last 14 overall. Boston are 36-16 in their last 52 overall and are 35-16 in their last 51 Tuesday games and are 6-2 in Porcello’s last 8 starts on grass.
The Red Sox are always overpriced but despite Porcello’s recent issues the number reflects the Blue Jays larger problems. I still wouldn’t go crazy…