Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians, third game of this long series, the Indians won the first two games, the Red Sox are in shock, today the series could be victory for the Indians but there is also the possibility that the Red Sox end up tying the series. The first two games were tight.
Boston Red Sox: We are injured and we know it.
The Red Sox at home before this series were solid, 44 wins and 18 defeats with 71% of effectiveness. This is the second time all season at home that the Red Sox lose 2 games of a series against a team, the first time was against the Athletics in May. Prior to this series the Red Sox had won 2-1 against the Rays, and they had a winning streak of 6 games. Also, this is the first time the Red Sox have a losing streak of 3 games at home.
Brian Johnson wants to defend the Red Sox to win the third game and reach a possible draw of the series. This season is his third year as a professional, 4 wins and 3 losses, 4.00 ERA and 1,373 WHIP. 3-1 for Johnson in the last games at home. The Red Sox at home are scoring up to 5.60 runs per game, 9.55 hits, 1.27 home runs.
Cleveland Indians: We want to increase our winning streak.
The Indians on the road have a positive record of 34 wins and 28 defeats, 54.8% effective. In addition the Indians have a winning streak of 7 wins, they won the series against Reds and White Sox, the team does not lose a series on the road since July 01 against the Athletics. In the last 10 games the team has only suffered one defeat. Kluber and Bieber were the pitchers of the first and second games of the series.
Carlos Carrasco is the lethal weapon the Indians will use today, 15 wins and 6 losses, 3.33 ERA, 1,095 for .714 ERA this season. Carrasco is a veteran, 9 years faithful with the Indians, since 2015 he has been one of the team’s most reliable pitchers.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians 08/23/2018 is: Take the Boston Red Sox +125 (Moneyline)
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