Boston Red Sox (8-5) at Tampa Bay Rays (6-7)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 22, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +102 / Boston Red Sox -112 --- Over/Under: 8
The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Red Sox pitching staff has allowed one run in their last two games and two or less runs in three of their last five games. The Red Sox have won five straight games this season when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 15 hits and eight RBI while Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have combined for 20 RBI. The Boston Red Sox are off to an impressive 5-2 start on the road this season. Joe Kelly gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Kelly’s first career game against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rays have scored a combined three runs in their last three games. The Rays have split their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Steven Souza Jr. has 13 hits and 10 RBI while David DeJesus and Logan Forsythe have combined for 13 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won just one home game this season and aren’t helping themselves in the standings. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Karns’ first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 5-0 in Kellys last 5 starts. The Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The Red Sox are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Rays have been awful on their home field and simply aren't scoring runs. Can't pick against the Red Sox and the cheap chalk here.