Dallas Keuchel (2-4, 4.70 ERA) and the Houston Astros (14-21) are in Boston to meet David Price (4-1, 6.75 ERA) and the Red Sox (21-13) in a game that could have plenty of offense. This is the first of a four-game series at Fenway Park. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 12 and will air on RTSW and NESN.
In his last start, Price pitched 4.2 innings, giving up six runs, striking out four and walking three in an 8-2 loss to the Yankees. Jackie Bradley Jr. (.322, 18 Rs, 6 HRs, 28 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 5 with two runs, two home runs, and six RBIs. The Astros were unsuccessful against the Mariners 3-2 the last time Keuchel pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out eight and walking one. Jose Altuve (.321, 32 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs, 13 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Astros, going 2 for 6 yesterday with one run.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an Boston -150 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.
The Red Sox are 2-1 against the Astros this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Red Sox won their last game by a 10-run margin. In games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more, the Astros are 1-2. The Red Sox are 1-0 in blowouts this season.
The Astros are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Red Sox have a 3-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Astros are 9-3. The Red Sox have a 20-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Boston ranks at the top of the league when it comes to runs with 196 this season. Houston ranks in the top half with 144.
Ranking 13th, Boston is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 108 this season. Houston ranks in the top five at third with 144.
The Red Sox are 16-8 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Astros are 11-15 when they hit at least one homer.