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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/08/2021 American League Division Series Game 2 Odds
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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/08/2021 – Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida will continue to play host to the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays as they enter their second game of a five-game series. The Boston Red Sox struggled defensively as Tampa Bay unleashed their offense in their series opener. Boston’s pitching staff was unable to prevent the Bay Rays from scoring. From the plate, they were unable to get home. Boston will look for a rebound as they face a rookie pitcher. The MLB best bets have predicted the Bay Rays to win and build on their success.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/08/2021
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox were helpless from the mound as they gave up five runs to the Bay Rays on the road. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez got five outs for his team but gave up two runs. The Red Sox had runners in scoring position with eight men on base. Chris Sale will get the ball in this game as their starting pitcher. Sale is holding a 5-1 record on the season with an ERA of 3.16. This will make the southpaw’s 10th start of the season for Boston. Sale has struck out a total of 52 hitters with only six home runs.
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 had control of the entire game when their pitching unit dominated the Red Sox. Starting pitcher Shane McClanahan gave up five hits in five scoreless frames. From the plate, Randy Arozarena smashed a homer and three runs to power the Bay Rays with their offense. Shane Baz will be given the ball as their starter. The Bay Rays are turning in a rookie who holds a 2-0 record on the season. Baz has an ERA of 2.03 and this will be his fourth major league career start for the Bay Rays.
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 8 of Boston’s last 10 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
Despite a rookie on the mound against Boston, the baseball betting sites have predicted the Bay Rays to win this game. Tampa Bay has a powerful offense as they hold the second spot in runs scored and 10th in OPS.
Score Prediction: Bay Rays 5, Red Sox 3.