Brandon McCarthy (2-2, 2.76 ERA) is on the hill for the Los Angeles Dodgers (61-49) as they square off against David Price (9-7, 4.30 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (60-49) in the last of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 3-0, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 7 and can be seen on NESN and SNLA.

McCarthy pitched 3.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking five in a 7-3 defeat to the Rockies. Corey Seager (.303, 71 Rs, 19 HRs, 52 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI. Price went 7.0 innings, surrendering four runs and striking out five in a 5-4 defeat to the Mariners in his most recent start. Mookie Betts (.310, 85 Rs, 23 HRs, 73 RBIs, 17 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 4 yesterday.

Boston takes on Los Angeles as a -119 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at seven runs. The Dodgers have recorded an overall money line of -237 and have shown a weak performance as an underdog this season with a record of 7-19. In interleague play, they have had a rough season, earning 5-5 and 7-9 records as the favorite and SU, respectively. Los Angeles's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 4.9 runs per game, well above its season average of 3.8. The Dodgers are the second-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 1.131 so far this season.

In games where it is the favorite, Boston has a 43-35 record and an overall money line of -441. Boston has put in a great performance against teams in the NL, coming in with a nice record SU ({}) and as the favorite (8-3). Offensively, the Red Sox have really sputtered in the last 10 games. They have decreased their season average of 5.4 runs per game by averaging 3.3 during that stretch. The Red Sox have a dynamic offense, leading the league with 404 extra base hits. Moving on to Boston's pitching staff and defense, the Red Sox allow just four runs per road game, ranking them fourth in the AL. When it comes to preventing batters from getting hits, the Red Sox are the best in the AL on the road with an average of 7.9 hits allowed per away game.

The Dodgers have a 13-14 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Price takes the mound. McCarthy (RHP) will be on the hill against the Red Sox, who have a 47-36 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - BOS, O/U - Over


After last game's shutout win against Boston, the Dodgers now have 10 shutouts this season. The Red Sox have been shut out in four games this season.

The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Red Sox have a 15-24 record when opponents give up two walks or less.

When they are outhit, the Red Sox are 6-30. The Dodgers have an 11-35 record when opponents outhit them.

Ranking 19th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 121 this season. Boston ranks 11th with 139 home runs.

Boston tops the league in hits with 10.05 per game this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.33.

Boston tops the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .819 this season. Los Angeles ranks near the bottom at 22nd with an OPS of .718.

The Red Sox are 35-40 when they allow at least one home run. The Dodgers perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 27-37 record.