Start Time: May 24 2018, 7:10 PM
The Tampa Bay Rays have dropped three straight while the Boston Red Sox have won four straight (including the first two of this series) but I think the value is on the home team here at Tropicana Field Thursday night. Note that Rays are 6-2 in their last eight games after losing the first two games of a series.
Tampa Bay hands the ball to Blake Snell (5-3, 3.07 ERA) who held Boston scoreless through 5 2/3 innings in March and limited them to two runs through 7 1/3 frames in April for a season ERA of 1.38 against the Red Sox. Rays are 8-2 in Snell’s last 10 home starts vs. a team with a winning record, and the 34-15 Red Sox sure fits into that category.
Rick Porcello (6-1, 3.39 ERA) will take the ball for the visitors. He is 2-0 in three starts against the Rays on the season behind a 3.10 ERA, but I have a feeling the Rays’ bats will come alive here after scoring just a total of five runs through their last three games.
Free pick on Tampa Bay Rays +1.5.
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