In the first of a two-game series between the Boston Red Sox (51-39) and the San Francisco Giants (57-36) at Fenway Park, Rick Porcello (11-2, 3.66 ERA) and Jake Peavy (5-7, 5.09 ERA) take the mound. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jul. 19 and will air on CSBA and NESN.
In his last start, Porcello pitched 7.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out five in a 4-1 victory over the Rays. The Giants were also victorious the last time Peavy pitched. He tossed 4.1 innings, giving up two runs, striking out three and walking one in a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Could this be a potential World Series preview between two of the league's top teams? The Red Sox are second in the AL East and the Giants hold a lead in the NL West heading into this interleague matchup.
The Red Sox are a -160 favorite with a total of 10.
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Boston has won 60% (25-17) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 62% (18-11) of its games when taking a late lead.
When they are outhit, the Red Sox are 4-22. The Giants have a 12-27 record when opponents outhit them.
San Francisco ranks near the bottom of the league at 28th when it comes to home runs, hitting 80 this season. Boston ranks in the top half with 108.
Ranking eighth, Boston is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 319 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five with 333.
When the Red Sox hit at least one home run, they are 40-29. When the Giants hit at least one homer, they have a 36-18 record.