Miami Marlins (25-33) vs. Boston Red Sox (36-23)
June 7, 2021 5:10 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Red Sox -160 / Miami Marlins +148; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Fenway Park. The Marlins need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Red Sox look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games.
The Miami Marlins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Marlins have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 50 hits and 42 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 94 hits and 28 RBI. Pablo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 2.82 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. JD Martinez leads the Red Sox with 67 hits and 39 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo have combined for 126 hits and 61 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 6-1 with a 3.77 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Pivetta is 2-4 with a 5.36 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 Monday games. The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 6-2 in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-1 in Marlins last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Red Sox last 5 overall. The Marlins are 2-14 in the last 16 meetings in Boston. The Marlins are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings.
The Red Sox are the better team here and should be favored, but this is a quick turnaround after playing extra innings last night. The Marlins are due for something positive after a rough week and Pablo Lopez has been highly impressive this season. We’re getting a quality starter and decent plus money. I’ll take a shot with the Marlins here.