Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/31/2014
Sunday, June 1, 12:35 PM on SUN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Tampa Bay Rays - Bedard, E (2-3) vs. Boston Red Sox - Lester, J (5-6)
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Left-hander Erik Bedard is looking to bounce back from his worst start of the season when he and the Tampa Bay Rays face Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays were able to score eight runs on 13 hits against Erik Bedard in his last outing and gave the lefty his third loss of the season. He pitched just four innings in that start and struck out two while walking no one. His ERA jumped up nearly a run and a half with that loss and he has now given up 42 hits in 41.2 innings.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has hit a home run off of Bedard in his career, but he is just 5-for-29 overall with nine strikeouts. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski is 9-for-23 against him with two home runs and four RBI.
Jon Lester was able to pick up his fifth win of the season on Tuesday when he beat the Atlanta Braves on the road. He pitched six inning sin that outing and gave up three runs on eight hits while striking out seven and walking three. He is now 5-6 on the year with a 3.45 ERA.
Evan Longoria is batting just .220 through 50 at-bats against Lester, but he has hit three home runs off of him with eight RBI. Sean Rodriguez is just 5-for-24 against him in his career.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 29-22-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.5
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 22-29-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/28/14 C Ryan Hanigan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/27)
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
05/15/14 2B Ben Zobrist Thumb 15-day DL (5/14)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Boston Red Sox
05/29/14 P Clay Buchholz Knee 15-day DL (5/27)
05/29/14 1B Mike Carp Foot questionable
05/25/14 1B Mike Napoli Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
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)
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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