Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/19/2014
Friday, June 20, 2014, 9:05 PM on NESN, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Boston Red Sox - Doubront, F (2-4) vs. Oakland Athletics - Chavez, J (6-4)
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Felix Doubront is expected to get the start for the Boston Red Sox on Friday night for the suspended Brandon Workman and will be facing Jesse Chavez and the Oakland Athletics.
The last time Felix Doubront made a Major League start for the Red Sox was way back on May 20 when he was beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays at home. He went just four innings in that game and gave up five runs on five hits while walking two and striking out two. Sine that game, though, he has pitched well in the minors, so Boston will be expecting a good spot start from the right-hander.
A's outfielder Coco Crisp has two hits in five at-bats against Doubront with a walk and a solo home run. Catcher Derek Norris is just 1-for-5 against him with an RBI and four strikeouts.
Jesse Chavez had one of his better starts of the season on Sunday when he was able to beat the New York Yankees in Oakland. He went six innings in that outing and allowed just one run on five hits and struck out four while walking no one. Chavez now has a 6-4 record on the season and a very nice 2.93 ERA.
Veteran Mike Napoli is 2-for-5 against Chavez in his career with a triple, a home runs and two RBI. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski is just 1-for-4 against him, but he does have a home run and three RBI.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 26-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.2
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 36-31-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.8
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/29/14 P Clay Buchholz Knee 15-day DL (5/27)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/21/14 P Felix Doubront Shoulder 15-day DL (5/20)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
06/17/14 P Drew Pomeranz Hand 15-day DL (6/16)
06/03/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee 15-day DL (6/1)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Oakland
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