The Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox meet on Tuesday for game two of their series from Texas. Watch it on MLB Network. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Rangers finally returned home after a long road trip and blasted 9 runs on 11 hits in the win last night. Today they will look to Martin Perez who starts tonight after working in relief in his last outing. In just 13 innings of work this season Perez is pitching to a 5.54 ERA.
The Red Sox on the other hand have now lost four games in a row and their postseason chances are fading. They actually had 10 hits last night, but could only muster one run. They will send Clay Buchholz to the mound tonight who struggled most of the season, but has actually won four of his last five decisions. In 100 innings of work Buchholz has allowed 108 hits on the season.
Texas is 15-5 in their last 20 home games against a team with a winning record, 43-18 in their last 61 home games, and 5-0 against the A.L. East. Boston is 9-2 in their last 11 games against a left handed starter, 0-5 in game two of a series, and 24-10 in Buchholz’s last 34 road starts. Boston is 1-5 in the last six meetings of these two.
The Red Sox pitching staff is coughing runs in masses so the pick is on Texas but first check the sports odds.