The Rays and Red Sox are at Fenway Park for the third and final meeting of this series. After the Red Sox opened with a 4-0 win on Monday, the Rays responded with a heavy dose of offense in an 8-4 win last night.
Clear 'em, KK! pic.twitter.com/6ZmTArqKgw
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 5, 2022
Austin Davis pitched 2 innings of scoreless baseball, while Kutter Crawford and John Schreiber took care of the rest across 7 innings. The Red Sox allowed just hits between the three hurlers in the win. This contrasted with what happened last night.
Jeffrey Springs didn’t do well, but good enough not to allow the Red Sox to go off and win a high-scoring game. He surrendered 5 hits and 3 earned runs across 4 innings.
The Rays and Red Sox have a lot of work ahead of them if they’re going to catch the Yankees. The Red Sox are second in the AL East with a record of 45-36 and 13 games behind.
They went 7-11 through their first 18 games and had just 11 wins on May 10. Boston is 10-5 in their previous 15 games entering tonight.
Catching the Yankees doesn’t look like an easy assignment, but the wildcard race is going to be interesting. The Red Sox are likely to get involved.
Tampa is nearby, with a record of 44-37 and a game behind the Red Sox going into tonight. Veteran Corey Kluber will seek to outpitch a highly promising rookie making his debut at Fenway tonight.
Head below for our free Rays vs. Red Sox prediction on July 6, 2022.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Live Betting Odds:
|Tampa Bay Rays||+1.5 (-185)||+102||Over 9 (-120)|
|Boston Red Sox||-1.5 (+160)||-122||Under 9 (+100)|
|Team Data||Tampa Bay Rays||Boston Red Sox|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.241||.267|
|Runs Per 9||4.17||4.77|
|Team ERA Away/Home||3.66||3.91|
Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction:
Corey Kluber is in his 12th season in the major leagues. He appeared in 16 games with the Yankees last year and was fine with a 3.83 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
Kluber spent a long time recovering from a broken arm in 2019. His final inning with the Guardians was breaking an arm off a line drive.
Kluber is doing the same, with a 3.91 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through 76 innings. He hasn’t been as effective on the road, though, and has tailed off recently.
The Red Sox have done well against Kluber in his career. They’re no strangers to the veteran, with 101 at-bats and 14 RBIs. They’ve also hit .267 with 5 home runs for some success.
They’re 27th in the majors with a .680 OPS, which will have to improve if the Rays take off and get hot.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games at Boston
- 2-5 overall in their previous seven games versus the Red Sox
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games on the road
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus a team with a winning record
- OVER is 5-1 in their previous six games
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 14-3 overall in their previous 17 games after a loss
- 5-1 overall in their previous six games at home
- 5-0 overall in their previous five third game of a series
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the Rays at home
- OVER is 16-4-1 in their previous 21 games versus the Rays at home
Brayan Bello will make his much-anticipated debut for the Red Sox tonight. The rookie is the highest-ranked pitcher in the Red Sox system and they’ve eagerly awaited his name to get called up.
Bello has a combined ERA of 2.33 and a 1.035 WHIP in ten appearances between Triple and Double-A. It can be hard on a team to have success against a pitcher they’ve never seen before.
Bello has the advantage of playing on a team that should provide him with support. The Red Sox lead the majors with a team average of .262. At Fenway, they’re hitting .267 with 4.93 runs per 9 frames.
After a sloppy performance last night, the Red Sox should respond with a much better effort. I will sign up for a play on the Red Sox moneyline.