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Game of the Week MLB 10*

Game of the Week MLB 10*

Boston vs. Cleveland, 08/13/2019 19:10 EDT, Score: 7 - 6

Money Line: -112 Boston

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Win

Game of the Week - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #915 Tuesday 10* Top Play Boston Red Sox Money Line (-) @ Cleveland Indians @ 7:10 ET - The Indians again blew a save opportunity in the top of the 9th inning yesterday but they survived courtesy of an opposite field walk off homer from Carlos Santana. Of course he is the same guy who hit a grand slam the day before in the top of the 10th after the Indians bullpen blew the save in the bottom of the 9th inning. Without Santana the Indians would likely have lost both those games. That is noteworthy here because the switch-hitter is hitting .182 in his 22 career at-bats against Chris Sale. The Red Sox southpaw comes into this one off a fantastic start and I look for him to come up big here. Though the Tribe have a great record against lefties this season their slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers actually ranks them among the worst teams in the majors at 23rd out of 30. As for the Red Sox against right-handed pitching, they are hitting .280 which ranks them #1 in the majors! Also, Boston has a .446 slugging percentage on the road this season which ranks them 7th out of all 30 teams. Mike Clevinger has been pitching very well for the Indians but he has an 8.03 ERA in his career against the Red Sox and has allowed a pair of homers in each of his two starts against Boston at Progressive Field. Sale has a particularly bad start at Cleveland in August of 2017 but in his other 4 starts in this ball park since the start of the 2014 season, Sale has allowed only 6 earned runs in 23 and 1/3 innings. That equates to a 2.31 ERA for the Boston southpaw. Sale shows a 6-11 record this season to the betting marketplace while Clevinger has a 7-2 record and yet the Red Sox are favored on the road here. Why? Take a wild guess where the sharp money is on this one...exactly! 10* BOSTON


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