Two first place teams collide on the west coast in late night Major League Baseball action as the Boston Red Sox will be the road team when they face the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox and Athletics will get things started from Oakland at 10PM Eastern Time with the MLB Extra Innings channel delivering the live action over television. Updated MLB odds can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Major League Baseball odds from this game have the home team Oakland Athletics favored by -125 odds with the return on the road underdog Boston Red Sox at +115 odds. The run total is lined at eight runs. Those wagering on the home team Oakland Athletics on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +155 odds. Bettors who chose to take the +1 ½ runs head start with the Boston Red Sox will lay -175 odds for their run line wager.
This will be game two of their three game weekend series just prior to the All Star Break. In game one played on Friday night it was Boston with the 4-2 road win at Oakland and covering as a +103 betting odds underdog with the game staying under the listed total of 7 ½ runs. Boston broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the eighth innings as they push across two late runs to earn the victory. John Lackey gave the Red Sox seven good innings as the veteran right hander allows two earned runs and three hits in seven innings to pick up his seventh win of the season. Koji Uehara struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up the save. The Athletics waste a pretty good start by right hander Jarrod Parker who goes seven innings and allows two earned runs. Reliever Sean Doolittle takes the loss by allowing two earned runs in seven innings.
The starters on Saturday will be left hander Jon Lester who will throw his twentieth game this season. The Oakland lefty is 8-5 with an ERA of 4.60 and WHIP of 1.37. A.J. Griffin will oppose Lester and is 7-6 with an ERA of 3.94 and WHIP of 1.14.
With our free pick from the AL game we will play on the road team Boston Red Sox at +112 odds against the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox are the better hitting team and has been piling up runs in their four game win streak in four hitters parks in Seattle and Oakland by averaging 8 runs per game during that span. Oakland hits just .240 against left handers this season. Bet the Rangers at sports books.