Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/12/2014
Friday, June 13, 6:10 PM on STOh, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Cleveland Indians - Masterson, J (4-4) vs. Boston Red Sox - Lackey, J (7-4)
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Friday night, Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians will square off against John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox. Masterson makes his 15th start as Lackey makes his 14th.
Justin Masterson notched his 2nd straight win the last time out and that took his record to 4 – 4 with a 4.61 ERA. In that outing, Masterson gave up 2 runs on 5 hits in 5.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 6. Masterson has been solid in his last 2 starts after losing the last 3 of 4 starts. In 2013, Masterson went 14 - 10 with a 3.45 ERA in 29 starts and 3 relief appearances.
Last season, Masterson was 0 – 2 with a 7.36 ERA in 2 starts against the Red Sox. Less than 2 weeks ago, Masterson got a win over Boston after pitching 7 shutout innings and surrendering just 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 10.
John Lackey added another win in his last outing and that boosted his record to 7 – 4 with a 3.18 ERA. In that start, Lackey gave up 3 runs on 7 hits in 8 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Lackey should have no trouble posting better results this season than last year when he went 10 – 13 with an ERA of 3.52 in 29 starts.
In 2013, Lackey got the win in his only start against the Indians after allowing just a run on 2 hits in 7 innings. This season, Lackey took a loss against the Tribe after giving up 3 runs on 8 hits in 8 innings.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 35-27-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 25-36-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/11/14 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Rest questionable
05/27/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (5/26)
05/22/14 P Zach McAllister Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Boston Red Sox
06/11/14 SS Stephen Drew Oblique questionable
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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