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Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox 8/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The second installment in a three-game weekend series will take place at Fenway Park between the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.  The Red Sox shut out the Rangers by six runs in the series opener.  Boston improved to 70-54, third-place in the AL East Division with 5 ½ games behind the division leader Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rangers are in last place at the AL West Standings at 42-80.

 

The Rangers continue to spiral with a four-game losing streak.  They were swept by the Mariners coming into this series and have just won 3 out of their last 10 games.  The Rangers have a batting average of .223 and 455 runs scored which dropped to 29th while OBP is ranked last in MLB at .288.  The losses put the team’s ERA at 4.72 which is ranked 25th and BAA of .258 drops to 28th in MLB.  3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with a .260 batting average and 126 hits.  CF Joey Gallo leads with .379 OBP while RF Adolis Garcia leads with 27 homers and 71 RBIs.  The Rangers are sending Jordan Lyles to the mound to start on Sunday.  The right-hander is 5-10 with a 5.55 ERA and 1-5 strikeouts this year.  In his career over the Red Sox, Lyles is 0-1 with an 8.56 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

 

  • Texas is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games against Boston.

  • Texas is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston.

  • The total went  UNDER in 12 of Texas’ last 18 games against an opponent in the AL East Division.

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Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Predictions 8/21/2021

 

The Boston Red Sox snapped their 3-game losing streak courtesy of the Yankees.  Chris Sale had a good night, pitching five shutout innings in his second outing since returning from an elbow ligament replacement surgery. The Red Sox who at one point led the division will look to build from their recent win.  The Red Sox’s lineup has been solid, ranking top 3 in team batting average of .259 and top 5 with 617 runs scored.  Boston’s team ERA is 15th at 4.27 but they allow their opponents to bat at an average of .258 which is 27th in MLB.  SS Xander Bogaerts leads team Boston with a .309 batting average, .378 OBP, and 131 hits.  3B Rafael Devers leads with a team-high 29 homers and 89 RBIs.  The Red Sox are sending Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound for Saturday’s matchup.  The left-hander is 9-6 with a 4.97 ERA and 145 strikeouts this year.  In his career over the Rangers, Rodriguez is 3-0 with a 4.91 ERA and 33 strikeouts.

 

  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home.

  • Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home against Texas.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Boston Red Sox.  The Rangers continue to lose this season and unfortunately, it won’t change with Lyles on the mound.  Lyles allowed 27 hits and 17 runs in his last 17 innings.  The Red Sox has just put an end to their losing streak and is capable of getting another win.  Taking the game at home is the Boston Red Sox.  Final Score Prediction is 6-2.

 

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Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox 8/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

 

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021

 

TV: NESN

 

MLB Odds: Boston Red Sox -400

 

MLB Totals: 9.5

 

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