Boston vs Minnesota by Sors
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This (of course) sparked some criticism, but Boston is still a team with powerful offense in the face of Dustin Pedroia (.288 BA, 7 HR, 21 RBI), Xander Bogaerts (.281 BA, 2 HR, 17 RBI), Hanley Ramirez (.255 BA, 12 HR, 27 RBI), Pablo Sandoval (.249 BA, 5 HR, 17 RBI), David Ortiz (.224 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI), Mookie Betts (.246 BA, 5 HR, 25 RBI), etc. and I think that the Red Sox will show better efficiency in offense in that game, given the fact that the Twins will send to the mound Phil Hughes (4-4 with a 4.59 ERA), who is far from his best shape in this moment.
The right-hander surrendered four or more runs in half of his previous ten starts this season, including 6 hits and 4 runs over 6 2/3 innings in the last of them against the Red Sox on May 27 (6-4).
Hughes posted a 4.55 ERA in his last ten starts versus Boston and is 1-3 with a 4.05 ERA in five starts away from home in 2015.
Dustin Pedroia is hitting .342 (13-for-38), with 5 HR and two walks against him, Mike Napoli is 6-for-18, with 2 HR, David Ortiz is 10-for-32, with 2 HR and four walks, Brock Holt is 4-for-7, Hanley Ramirez is 2-for-7, with 2 RBI, Brock Holt is 4-for-7, while Mookie Betts is 1-for-3.
Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0 with a 0.00 ERA), who will start for the Red Sox, is coming off a stellar start against the Texas Rangers, in which the rookie yielded just 3 hits, while striking out seven over 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a 5-1 win on May 28.
Rodriguez, who will make his first start at Fenway Park, has never faced the Twins or any of their hitters before.
The Twins have won seven of their last ten games (7-3), but were limited to two or fewer runs in half of their previous ten away games.
I think that Boston will manage to win the second game of this series.
|Boston - 1.50||Pinnacle||2.35||8||6-3 WON (+10.8 units)|
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