Oakland Athletics @ Boston Red Sox – Analysis and Pick

by John Smith

This is the third game between these two division leaders. The underdog Athletics won both of the first two games of this series in Boston. Sean Manaea is having a good season and has pitched well for Oakland. He is the better pitcher but he will be swimming upstream against the Red Sox lineup.

With a very serviceable starting pitcher in Garrett Richards on the mound, and coming off of back-to-back home losses, the murderous Red Sox lineup should prevail and get the win.

With the superior run support that the Boston lineup produces Garrett Richards should be able to lead the Red Sox to a victory. The Bosox lineup is averaging the third most runs per game in the league at 5.14 and the league’s fourth best run differential at +32.

Take Boston -115 on the moneyline.

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