The Boston Red Sox will host the Tampa Bay Rays for a brief two-game series this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Red Sox haven’t had much to play for down the stretch of the season as they haven’t been in content but they can rally around the opportunity to spoil the Rays postseason chances. As it stands now, the Rays are 3.5 games out of a Wild Card spot and they’ll need wins against Boston if they want to have any shot of making the playoffs.
Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz will take to the mound for Boston against David Price and Alex Cobb. Buchholz has pitched well recently as he’s allowed just one earned run over his last 14 innings pitched. Lester hasn’t pitched as well as he’s allowed at least three earned runs in six straight starts.
The MLB odds makers should have Tampa Bay favored on Tuesday when Lester takes on Price as Price has an ERA of 3.16 against Boston over the last three seasons. He’s 6-3 in those 10 starts and the Red Sox are batting just .222 ag...