Tampa Bay Rays (2-3) at Boston Red Sox (2-3)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Ryan Yarbrough (0-0) (0.00) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (0-1) (1.69)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -101 / Tampa Bay Rays -109 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action at Fenway Park.
The Tampa Bay Rays need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Rays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their first five games. The Rays have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Manuel Margot leads the Rays with five hits and three RBI while Randy Arozarena and Brandon Lowe have combined for eight hits. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Yarbrough is 3-2 with a 5.64 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox look for another win to get back to a .500 record. The Red Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in three of their first five games. The Red Sox have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 10 hits and nine RBI while Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 12 hits and two RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 1.69 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 2-5 with a 5.48 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Red Sox are 78-36 in their last 114 during game 3 of a series and 47-20 in their last 67 Wednesday games. The Rays are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 47-23 in their last 70 overall. The over is 5-2 in Rays last 7 road games. The over is 9-2 in Red Sox last 11 overall. The Rays are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Boston and 14-5 in the last 19 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff has been rough these last three games and them blowing multiple leads last night probably doesn't do much for their confidence on a quick turnaround. The Boston Red Sox offense has picked things up in this series and them winning last night in walk-off fashion gives this team a shot in the arm for an early start on Wednesday. Eovaldi is also probably the better starting pitcher in this matchup. Give me the Red Sox at home and the cheap price.