In the first of a two-game series between the San Francisco Giants (35-24) and the Boston Red Sox (33-24) at AT&T Park, Albert Suarez (1-1, 3.18 ERA) and Rick Porcello (7-2, 4.00 ERA) get the start. The game starts at 10:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 7 and will air on CSBA and NESN.
In his last start, Suarez pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 5-4 loss to the Braves. Brandon Belt (.298, 27 Rs, 6 HRs, 28 RBIs) went 1 for 3 Sunday. The Red Sox were also unsuccessful the last time Porcello pitched. He struggled, going 6.0 innings, allowing five runs and striking out three in a 12-7 loss to the Orioles. David Ortiz (.340, 28 Rs, 16 HRs, 54 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 Sunday with one RBI.
The Red Sox are a -115 road favorite and the total is 8.
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In their last game, the Red Sox lost by a margin of one run. The Giants are 12-6 in one-run games. The Red Sox have a 5-7 record in close games.
The Giants are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Red Sox have a 5-13 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Red Sox are 2-14. The Giants have a 7-21 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 26th in home runs, San Francisco has hit 49 this season. Boston ranks ninth with 72 home runs.
Ranking seventh, Boston is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 198 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at third with 220.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 22-12. When the Red Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 25-17 record.