Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 13, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -115 / Cleveland Indians -105 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians meet Tuesday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Boston Red Sox have lost six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 152 hits and 90 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez have combined for 273 hits and 156 RBI. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he is 6-11 with a 4.41 ERA and 206 strikeouts this season. Sale is 5-8 with a 4.80 ERA and 136 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Indians have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have won 10 straight games when scoring more than one run. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 124 hits and 48 RBI while Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez have combined for 229 hits and 138 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 3.02 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 0-1 with a 8.03 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 6-13 in their last 19 Tuesday games, 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 6-2 in Sales last 8 starts vs. American League Central. The Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 16-7 in their last 23 Tuesday games and 5-0 in Clevingers last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in Cleveland and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Clevingers last 5 starts overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Sales last 11 road starts.
Sale has allowed 38 hits and 26 runs in his last 39.1 innings, and he has a 4.61 ERA and .235 allowed batting average on the road. Clevinger has allowed 33 hits and nine runs in his last 44.1 innings, and he has a 0.92 ERA and .150 allowed batting average in 29.1 innings at home. Sale is coming off eight shutout innings against the Angels, but he's been more than hittable these last two months overall and has given up five or more earned runs in five of his last eight starts. The Cleveland Indians are playing too well right now and have a pitcher in Clevinger who has been lights out in his few home games this year. I'll gladly take the Indians and the slightly cheaper price.