In the last of a three-game series between the Boston Red Sox (20-13) and the Oakland Athletics (14-20) at Fenway Park, Rick Porcello (5-1, 2.95 ERA) and Eric Surkamp (0-2, 5.59 ERA) get the start. The Red Sox won the last game 13-5, and Boston leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 11 and will air on CSCA and NESN.
In his last start, Porcello pitched 7.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out five and walking two in a 3-2 loss to the Yankees. David Ortiz (.321, 18 Rs, 9 HRs, 29 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 5 with one run and two RBIs. The Athletics were also unsuccessful the last time Surkamp pitched. He struggled, going 4.2 innings, giving up six runs, striking out three and walking four in a 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays. Marcus Semien (.213, 14 Rs, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well for the Athletics, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The odds are unavailable for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable at the moment.
The previous two games have all gone Boston's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
Oakland recorded at least two errors for the eighth time this season. Boston has never registered more than one error in a game this season.
The Red Sox are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 13 runs. The Athletics have a 0-2 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
It looks like the Red Sox have a slight leg up on the Athletics, as the Red Sox have won their last three games while the Athletics have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Athletics are 12-3. The Red Sox have a 19-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st, Oakland sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 129 this season. Boston ranks in the top five at second with 183.
Ranking 27th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 82 this season. Boston ranks in the top half at 14th with 104.
When the Red Sox hit at least one home run, they are 15-8. When the Athletics hit at least one homer, they have a 10-11 record.