Madison Bumgarner (7-2, 1.91 ERA) gets the start for the San Francisco Giants (35-25) as they meet David Price (7-2, 4.88 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (34-24) in the second of a two-game series at AT&T Park. The Red Sox won the last game 5-3, and Boston leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 8 and will air on CSBA and NESN.
In his last start, Bumgarner pitched 7.2 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out 11 and walking two in a 6-0 victory over the Braves. Brandon Belt (.297, 27 Rs, 6 HRs, 28 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Red Sox were unsuccessful against the Blue Jays 5-2 the last time Price pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out five and walking four. Jackie Bradley Jr. (.321, 31 Rs, 9 HRs, 38 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with two runs and one stolen base.
The Giants are a -115 favorite in this battle of aces and the total is 6.5.
Pick - SF
San Francisco has won 59% (10-7) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Boston has won 64% (18-10) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Red Sox are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Giants have a 2-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Red Sox are 32-8. The Giants have a 25-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking first in runs, Boston has earned 341 this season. San Francisco ranks 12th with 263 runs.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Boston has an OPS of .845 this season. San Francisco ranks 17th with an OPS of .724.
When the Red Sox allow at least one home run, they are 20-19. When the Giants allow one or more homers, they have a 13-18 record.