Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (90-40) at Tampa Bay Rays (68-61)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
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The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Saturday MLB pits the Tampa Bay Rays against the Boston Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox struggled at the plate and on the mound in a 10-3 loss at Tampa Bay Friday. Boston starter Hector Velasquez was charged with eight runs in 2.2 frames with Drew Pomeranz allowing two runs over 4.1 innings.
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The Red Sox racked up 13 hits and three walks with Xander Bogaerts going 3-5 with two runs knocked in while JD Martinez had three hits and an RBI.
Boston has tabbed Rick Porcello as the starter at Tampa Bay Saturday. Porcello absorbed a 5-4 loss to Cleveland last time out with all five runs given up through seven frames.
The Tampa Bay Rays put everything together in routing the visiting Red Sox on Friday. Jalen Beeks picked up the win with all three runs scoring on seven hits and three BB through 5.1 frames.
The Marlins pounded out 12 hits and walked four times with Willy Adames going 2-3 with a homer, two RBI’s and three runs while Michael Perez went 2-4 with four runs driven in followed by Carlos Gomez with two RBI’s and a run.
Tampa Bay has yet tonamea starter but it will be reliever by committee.
Boston are 21-5 in their last 26 Saturday games and Boston are 39-12 in their last 51 overall and Boston are 44-20 in their last 64 road games. Under is 10-2-1 in TB last 13 overall and Tampa Bay are 38-18 in their last 56 games on astroturf and are 36-17 in their last 53 home games. Boston are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
The Red Sox are not accustomed to being beat around and I think Saturday is revenge time…