The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers face off tonight in Detroit. Felix Doubront will go for the Sox while Justin Verlander gets the start for the Tigers. MLB odds are available at Top Bet sportsbook.
Doubront enters tonight’s matchup with a 4-3 record, 4.38 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. His last game against the Rays however he was superb tossing eight innings and giving up just three hits and six strikeouts Doubrount has not made it to the seventh inning in any start this year, however has thrown over 100 pitches in seven starts. He has not won a game at home since April 27th against Houston. Boston has won five of their last seven home games. The Red Sox are currently in first place two games ahead of the Orioles. They are 22-16 on the road this season and have won five of their last ten.
Detroit enters in first place in the AL Central with a flashy 40-32 record. Verlander is 8-5 this season with a 3.72 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He has won four of his last five starts, but lost his last one against the Orioles. He only lasted five innings giving up seven hits and five earned runs while striking out five and walking four in the process. His last two home starts, Verlander has given up a total of 14 hits and eight earned runs overall.
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