GAME: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 9 – 8:05 PM EST
WHERE: Camden Yards, Baltimore MD
PITCHERS: Athletics – Boston - John Lackey (R) vs Detroit - Anibal Sanchez (R)
LATEST ODDS: Tigers -136 Total 7.5
MLB Pick of the Day Record: 3-4 -140,
The Red Sox are 7 and 3 in their last 10 matchups, since 10 consecutive games. In their current 10 game stretch, Boston has outscored their opponents 45 to 30 and 4 of the 7 victories were comeback wins, and 2 of them were walk-offs. The Bo Red Sox offense has accumulate 228 strolls to first base this season and is ranked 2nd in the American League right behind the Oakland Athletics with 259. The Red Sox have the 4th-best On Base Percentage in the American League at .328. I feel the Red Sox’s strength is their Pitching Staff, which is ranked 3rd in the American League with a solid earn run average of 3.84 behind only the Oakland Athletics’ 2.89 and the Seattle Mariner’s 3.50. For the second time this season, Boston will meet Detroit’s Right Hand pitcher Anibal Sanchez. In his last 2 appearances, Sanchez threw 15.1 frames of 1 run, 5 hit ball over his last 2 starts against the Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays, but has no wins to show for it. On May 18th Sanchez faced Boston and only allowed 1 earn run on 5 hits along with 3 walks in only 5 innings of work.
Between May 31st and June 5th The Detroit Tigers averaged 2 runs per matchup, but currently in their last 2 games they are scoring 5+ runs which is bad news for Boston’s Righty John Lackey who in his first start of the season versus these Tigers gave up 5 earn runs on 9 hits in 5.1 innings of work.
Pick: Detroit -136 Over 7.5