Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros 7/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/12/2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:10 PM on NESN, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Boston Red Sox - Buchholz, C (3-5) vs. Houston Astros - Cosart, J (9-6)
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On Sunday afternoon, Clay Buchholz will look to finish his first half with a win when he and the Boston Red Sox take on Jarred Cosart and the Houston Astros.
Last Monday, Clay Buchholz pitched seven innings against the Chicago White Sox, but he ended up suffering his fifth loss of the year. He gave up four earned runs in that outing and walked seven batters while striking out a season-high seven. Buchholz has had a rough year so far, going 3-5 through 13 starts with a 6.11 ERA and he has given up 92 hits in 70.2 innings.
Astros catcher Jason Castro has one hit in his two at-bats against Buchholz with a walk and an RBI. Second baseman Jose Altuve is 1-for-4 against him with two strikeouts.
In his last start, Jarred Cosart picked up his ninth win of the year when he was able to defeat the Texas Rangers on the road. He made it through five innings in that game and gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits while striking out two and walking two. Cosart is now 9-6 on the year with a 4.17 ERA and he has just 67 strikeouts in 105.2 innings of work.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has a hit in all three of his at-bats against Cosart, while Mike Carp is hitless against him in their three matchups.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 36-53-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.6
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 43-47-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/01/14 CF Dexter Fowler Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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