Rays vs. Red Sox MLB Prediction
Will the Rays sweep the Red Sox on Wednesday night when Shane McClanahan opposes Nathan Eovaldi in the pitching matchup at 7:10 p.m. ET?
921 Tampa Bay Rays (-110) at 922 Boston Red Sox (-110); o/u 9.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes
Nelson Cruz slugged his 29th and 30th home runs Tuesday as part of a four-hit day in the Rays' win over the Red Sox. They were both bombs, with Cruz's two-run shot in the third inning traveling 410 feet and 107.9 mph off the bat and his solo blast in the fifth going 438 feet and a whopping 115.2 mph off the bat. Cruz also added a double and a single, and even his groundout was hit 109.5 mph. This is the eighth 30-homer season of Cruz's career and his seventh straight if you don't count the truncated 2020 campaign.
Boston Red Sox DFS Notes
Bobby Dalbec didn't start Tuesday but still homered twice in the Red Sox' loss to the Rays. Kyle Schwarber got the start at first base in this one, but after the Rays built a big lead Dalbec entered at third base in place of Rafael Devers. The 26-year-old got a plate appearance in the eighth inning and in the ninth and slugged a two-run home run off of David Hess each time. Dalbec is now up to 20 dingers on the season, with nearly half of them (nine) coming in his last 21 games.
Rays vs. Red Sox MLB Betting Prediction
The Rays are now 17-5 in their last 22 games at Fenway Park and are 11-3 in their last 14 games versus the Red Sox. They’re also 19-5 in their last 24 road games, are 40-12 in their last 52 games versus American League East opponents and are 6-1 in their last six road games versus a right-handed starter. On the other side, the Red Sox are 5-11 in their last 16 games versus a left-handed starter and are 2-7 in their last nine games versus American League East rivals.
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