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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/07/2021 Game 1 Analysis American League Division Series
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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/07/2021 – Boston Red Sox proved their worth last night when they knocked out the New York Yankees with a spectacular game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox took an early lead and finished with a final score of 6-2. Gerrit Cole was helpless against Boston’s batting unit after giving up a couple of home runs. The Red Sox will be on their way to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in their first game of a five-game series. The MLB picks and predictions are flourishing online as these teams battle in an epic postseason game.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/07/2021
Boston Red Sox
Boston was on the brink of elimination but their last sweep against the Nationals put them back in play. The Red Sox were strong enough to resist Cole on the mound as their batting unit opened up at home. Boston is yet to reveal their starter for this game but they are most likely to throw in their best. The Red Sox will still need to open up on their offensive unit as Tampa is one of the best teams in the league. Boston completed their regular season with a final record of 92-70. They are all set to enter this game riding a four-game winning streak.
Players to watch: Bobby Dalbec 1B (GP 1, AB 4, R 0, H 0, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 0, BB 0, SO 2, SB 0, AVG 0, OBP 0, SLG 0, OPS 0, WAR 0), Alex Verdugo LF (GP 1, AB 4, R 0, H 2, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 3, TB 3, BB 0, SO 0, SB 0, AVG 0.5, OBP 0.5, SLG 0.75, OPS 1.25, WAR 0).
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays were at the top of the AL East Division for the second half of the regular season. The Bay Rays won a total of 100 games and dropped 62 in return. Tampa Bay was eight-plus games ahead of the Red Sox. The Bay Rays clinched the division title with ease. Shane McClanahan will get the ball as their starter in this game. The talented pitcher is holding a neat 10-6 record on the season with an ERA of 3.63. Tampa Bay has some of the top hitters on their batting squad.
Players to watch: Brandon Lowe 2B (GP 149, AB 535, R 97, H 132, 2B 31, 3B 0, HR 39, RBI 99, TB 280, BB 68, SO 167, SB 7, AVG 0.247, OBP 0.34, SLG 0.523, OPS 0.863, WAR 4.8), Randy Arozarena LF (GP 142, AB 529, R 94, H 145, 2B 32, 3B 3, HR 20, RBI 69, TB 243, BB 56, SO 170, SB 20, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.356, SLG 0.459, OPS 0.815, WAR 4.2).
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
The baseball betting odds are intact for the Bay Rays to win this opening game and cover the spread at home. Boston will struggle against a tough batting unit and they will need to rebound in their upcoming games.
Score Prediction: Bay Rays 7, Red Sox 4.