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The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. The Boston Red Sox look to build on their 7-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Angels look to snap a 14-game losing streak.
The Boston Red Sox have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Red Sox have won 7 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 80 hits and 31 RBI, while Xander Bogaerts and JD Martinez have combined for 132 hits and 49 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.50 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Pivetta’s second career game against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 9 games. The Angels have lost 12 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 53 hits and 32 RBI, while Mike Trout and Jared Walsh have combined for 102 hits and 63 RBI. Shohei Ohtani gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.99 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Ohtani is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 road games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Angels are 0-7 in their last 7 home games and 7-19 in their last 26 overall. The over is 3-1-2 in Red Sox last 6 road games. The over is 4-1 in Angels last 5 overall. The Red Sox are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles.
Nick Pivetta has allowed 28 hits and 9 runs in his last 45.1 innings. The Angels can’t score as it is, so good luck being the team to break that hot stretch. Shohei Ohtani has been shaky his last two starts, but he still has filthy stuff, has an ERA just under 4 and is allowing a .238 batting average through 47.1 innings. Runs could be hard to come by. Give me the under in this spot.