The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Thursday.
Ace righthander JoshBeckett will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Beckett is 2-1 this season with a 6.00 ERA.
The Rays will counter Beckett with MattGarza. RighthanderGarza has a 4.97 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Jonathan Van Every belted a game-winning home run to give the Red Sox a 6-5 victory over the Indians on Wednesday, as -130 favorites. The game’s 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).
JacobyEllsbury went 3-for-5 at the plate and drove in one run for the Red Sox. HidekiOkajima tossed an inning of relief for the win, and JonathanPapelbon collected his sixth save.
The Rays were defeated 8-3 by the Twins as a -115 favorite last time out. That game’s 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8).
EvanLongoria drove in two runs, while ScottKazmir gave up nine hits and eight runs over four innings in suffering the loss.
Current streak: TampaBay has lost 2 straight games.
Team records: Boston: 14-7 SU TampaBay: 8-14 SU
Boston most recently: When playing on Thursday are 3-7 Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5 After playing Cleveland are 7-3 After a win are 9-1
Tampa Bay most recently: When playing on Thursday are 9-1 Before playing Boston are 6-4 After playing Minnesota are 5-5 After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider: Boston is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay Boston is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Tampa Bay The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing Boston Tampa Bay is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Boston The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games at home Tampa Bay is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Boston
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