Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/9/2014
Saturday, May 10, 8:05 PM on NESN, KTXA
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Boston Red Sox - Lester, J (3-4) vs. Texas Rangers - Perez, M (4-2)
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Jon Lester, who is coming off of his best outing of the season, will be going for his fourth win when the Boston Red Sox go up against Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Jon Lester went eight shutout innings against the Oakland Athletics a week ago to pick up his third win of the season. He gave up just one hit in that game and struck out a career-high 15 batters in the victory. His ERA is now a solid 2.59 and he has struck out 58 batters through 48.2 innings.
J.P. Arencibia has two home runs against Lester in his career, but he has also struck out 18 times in their 44 matchups. Third baseman Adrian Beltre has nine hits in 25 at-bats against the lefty with a double, a homer and four RBI.
23-year-old lefty Martin Perez picked up his fourth loss when he was beaten by the Colorado Rockies last Monday. He went five innings in that game and gave up five earned runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out five. He still has a respectable 3.59 ERA with two shutouts on the season and has given up just 41 hits through 47.2 innings.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is just 1-for-6 against Perez with three strikeouts, while Mike Napoli is 3-for-3 against the left-hander with an RBI.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 12-21-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.1
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 18-14-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -1
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
05/08/14 3B Donnie Murphy Neck questionable
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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