Boston Red Sox (12-20) vs. Texas Rangers (13-18)
May 15, 2022 2:35 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers -111 / Boston Red Sox +101 ; Over/Under: 8.5
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The Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers meet Sunday in MLB action from Globe Life Field. This marks the final installment in a three-game weekend series. The Red Sox took a big win in the Friday opener, then on Saturday Boston kept it going with another blowout victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Boston scored four runs in the sixth inning Friday, eventually powering out a 7-1 victory. In the Saturday game, the Red Sox posted 14 hits on the way to a 11-3 blowout win. Boston scored four runs in the second inning and never looked back. Starter Rich Hill finished with 6.0 innings, two earned and seven hits.
Austin Davis will take the mound for the Red Sox on Sunday. This year Davis is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 14 appearances. This will be his first MLB start.
Over on the Rangers’ side, they posted a tepid four team hits (and gave up 10) in the Friday loss. On Saturday, Texas showed some life with a couple of runs in the seventh but couldn’t get close. Glenn Otto lasted 4.0 innings in the start with eight earned on eight hits and four walks.
Starter for the Sunday finale will be the Rangers’ Martin Perez. Over his six starts so far Perez is 1-2 with a 2.10 ERA. In 34.1 innings total he’s put up 25 hits, eight earned, nine walks and 26 Ks. Perez has a career 64-71 record with a 4.63 ERA.
PICK: I’m probably going to take a stab on the Rangers. Perez has been pretty darn good this season—quite a bit better than his career averages in a lot of spots, anyway. Over his last three starts, Perez is 1-0 with just two earned runs on 11 hits and four walks in 20.1 total innings. He’s gone 7.0 innings in two of those starts as well (6.1 in the other) so Perez certainly has some distance this year. Another big start like that and Texas should be in a winning position. The offense and bullpen have to get going, though.