Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/21/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (72-52) at Boston Red Sox (88-38)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Shane Bieber (6-2) (4.23) vs. N Eovaldi (5-4) (3.61)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -142 / Cleveland Indians +132 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, Sports Time Ohio
Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox host the Cleveland Indians in a Tuesday MLB tilt.
The Cleveland Indians opened their series at Boston with a 5-4 victory on Monday. Cleveland starter Corey Kluber allowed three runs on nine hits over 7.1 innings before Cody Allen gave up a run in the 9th.
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The Indians did their damage on seven hits and a BB with Melky Cabrera going solo while Greg Allen and Michael Brantley each cracked two run homers.
Cleveland opens game two of their series at Boston with Shane Beiber on the mound. Beiber comes off of a 4-3 defeat (ND) at Cincinnati with three runs plated over 4.1 frames.
The Boston Red Sox struggled on the mound Monday which has saddled the team with consecutive defeats. Boston starter Rick Porcello fell to 15-6 with all five runs given up on six hits including three homers over seven innings.
The Red Sox totaled 13 hits and three free passes with Xander Bogaerts going 2-3 with three runs knocked in while Andrew Benintendi singled in a run.
Nathan Eovaldi draws the starting assignment versus Cleveland on Monday. Eovaldi did not receive a decision in a 7-4 loss at Philadelphia last time out with three runs allowed over five frames.
Cleveland are 7-1 in their last 8 overall and Cleveland are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass and over is 6-2 in Cleveland last 8 Tuesday games. Boston are 39-12 in their last 51 overall and Boston are 42-14 in their last 56 games on grass and over is 6-2-1 in Boston last 9 Tuesday games. Under is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings in Boston.
The Red Sox are in danger of losing a third straight and I don’t think Eovaldi is a great option but he does look like the choice here…