Red Sox Hope to Stop Bleeding
Following a 2-2 weekend for the Cleveland Guardians and an 0-3 weekend for the Boston Red Sox, both teams look for a turnaround game on Monday night. The Guardians and Red Sox face off for the second time this season, with the first resulting in a sweep for Boston over Cleveland.
The Guardians look to redeem themselves in this series while the Red Sox hope to end an ugly losing streak.
With lots of runs given up between the two, especially by the Red Sox side, this game could be a high-scoring one. Both starting pitchers carry ERAs over 4.00.
Guardians Hope for Hot Bats
The Cleveland Guardians enter the new week following a four-game split against the Chicago White Sox. Over the the weekend, the Guardians scored 22 runs while allowing just 17 runs.
The Guardians have scored the 17th most runs and have the seventh-best batting average with .252. When pitching, Cleveland is ranked 15th with an ERA of 3.90 and 14th with an opposing batting average of .241.
Zach Plesac will be getting the start with a 2-7 record and an ERA of 4.02.
Boston Needs to Stop the Runs
The Boston Red Sox struggled prior to the All-Star break allowing 27 runs in two games. Those same struggles continued in a three-game sweep by the Toronto Blue Jays. Boston allowed 40 runs in three games, including a 28-5 loss. Their offense will be leaned on as they’ve scored just 10 runs in the series and 13 during the five-game losing streak.
Boston has the fifth-best batting average with .257 and are ninth in total runs. Their pitching has been much of the problem lately. The Red Sox have a team ERA of 4.32 and an opposing batting average of .246, which is 18th.
Nick Pivetta is set to start with an 8-7 record with an ERA of 4.50. He has been hammered for 20 runs in three starts this month.
Guardians vs Red Sox Head-to-Head
The Red Sox swept a three-game series in Cleveland, outscoring the Guardians 18-8. This time the series is in Boston, where the Red Sox are 23-23 at home while the Guardians are 23-27 in away games.
Guardians vs Red Sox Game Information
- Game: Guardians (48-46) vs Red Sox (48-48)
- Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.
- Day/Time: Monday, July 25, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Guardians vs Red Sox Live Stream: MLB.tv
Guardians vs Red Sox Betting Lines
Z. Plesac -R
|Boston Red Sox
N. Pivetta -R
Guardians vs Red Sox Prediction
The current bet online odds are nearly even for this game while the over/under is set at 9½. The Red Sox have been struggling on the mound with 57 runs in their last five
Both starting pitchers have an ERA of at least 4.00. With Boston’s bats due to wake up at any point, the Red Sox are the team to take as they look to take advantage of a 2-7 pitcher in the Plesac. Look for Boston to end their struggles.
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