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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Boston Red Sox will be throwing baseballs against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 at 6:40 PM ET. Boston will be trying to break their four-game losing streak by winning this game. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay needs to win this game and improve their team percentage to .500. The Boston Red Sox are in 5th place behind the Blue Jays in the AL East Division, with a 3-8 standing and .273 this season. The Red Sox are in 14th place behind the Angels in the American League. The Tampa Bay Rays, with a 5-6 standing and a team percentage of .455, are in 9th place behind the Tigers in the American League. The Rays are in 3rd place behind the Orioles in the AL East Division.

Boston recorded 0-5 this season when scoring less than 3 runs. Kevin Pillar scored 13 hits and five Run Batted In (RBI) in leading the Red Sox. Xander Bogaerts and Christian Vasquez recorded a combined 22 hits and 18 RBIs. Boston will be fielding Martin Perez as the starting pitcher, and he is 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA and 7 strikeouts this year. In playing in his career against Tampa Bay, Perez is 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA and 38 Ks.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 8/5/2020

Tampa Bay is 5-3 this season when scoring more than four runs. Brandon Lowe will be leading the Rays with a record of 12 hits and nine RBIs. Joey Wendle and Willy Adames chipped in a combined 19 hits with four RBIs. Ryan Yarbrough who posted 0-1 with a 1.54 ERA and seven strikeouts this season, will be getting the ball for Tampa Bay. Yarbrough will be playing against Boston with 3-1, 4.84 ERA and 32 strikeouts.

The Red Sox reported five key players injured, including four pitchers. Starting Pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) and Chris Sale (elbow), Relief Pitchers Josh Taylor and Darwinzon Hernandez, both with no injury related reason, will not be playing tonight. Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia (elbow) cannot play for this match-up. The Rays will also miss three key players in tonight’s contest. Left Fielder Manuel Margot (back), Center Fielder Randy Arozarena (no injury related reason), and Relief Pitcher Colin Poche (elbow) cannot play for Tampa Bay.

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Ray. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Tampa Bay -1.5. Boston is 44-16 in their last 60 outings on a Wednesday, 2-5 in their last 7 contests as a road underdog and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in the Red Sox’s last 9 games overall. Tampa Bay is 20-6 in their last 26 match-ups as a home favourite, 35-16 in their last 51 outings at home and 15-7 in their last 22 contests during game 2 of a series. The prediction, pick Tampa Bay -1.5.

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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET

Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2020


MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5

MLB Totals: 8.5

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