The Boston Red Sox are having a difficult season since they are fourth in the AL East and will have to use the opportunity to improve their record when they host one of the worst teams in the league, the Detroit Tigers.
- Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers
- MLB – Regular season
- Date – 20/6/2022
- Starting time – 7:10 PM ET
- Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Boston Red Sox Stats & Form
The Boston Red Sox are fourth in the AL East with a 36-31 record.
They have won 5 of the last 7 games and are coming off a 2-1 series win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Red Sox are 8th in the league scoring 4.76 runs per game and are ranked 7th in the league allowing 4.05 runs per game.
Xander Bogaerts has 20 doubles, six home runs and 31 RBI while hitting .337 for the Red Sox. J.D. Martinez is 10-for-39 with three doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.
The Red Sox have won the last 5 opening games of a series and 7 of the last 9 games after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Boston Red Sox News
Christian Arroyo, Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Whitlock, Kike Hernandez, Matt Barnes, Josh Taylor, Chris Sale and James Paxton will not play for the Red Sox tonight.
Detroit Tigers Stats & Form
The Detroit Tigers are fourth in the AL Central with a 26-40 record.
They have lost 6 of the last 8 games but are coming off back-to-back wins over the Texas Rangers.
The Tigers are the worst offensive team in the league scoring only 2.95 runs per game and are ranked 18th in the league allowing 4.38 runs per game.
Harold Castro has eight doubles, a triple and four home runs for the Tigers. Victor Reyes is 10-for-30 with an RBI over the last 10 games.
Detroit has lost 41 of the last 61 opening games of a series and 18 of the last 25 road games.
Detroit Tigers News
Harold Castro, Austin Meadows, Daz Cameron, Jeimer Candelario, Casey Mize, Michael Pineda, Kyle Funkhouser, Matt Manning, Spencer Turnbull, Jake Rogers, Jose Cisnero will not play for the Tigers tonight.
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Head-to-Head Stats
The Boston Red Sox have won 6 of the last 10 games against the Detroit Tigers.
Six of the last ten games between these two rivals have ended under 9.5 runs.
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds
The Boston Red Sox are favourites to defeat the Detroit Tigers with the odds at -190 for their win while the odds for the Tigers’ win are at 160.
The total run margin is set at 9.5 with both ways at -110.
The Boston Red Sox are finding themselves in a difficult situation standing fourth in the AL East despite having a winning record of 36 wins and 31 losses. They are 13.5 games behind the leading New York Yankees which will be very tough to reach but they are 2.5 games behind the second-place which they can reach even after this series against Detroit. The Tigers are above 40% for the season but nothing more was expected of them.
They were on a six-game losing streak but managed to win two consecutive games against the Texas Rangers. The pressure to win in this series is definitely on the Red Sox and will push hard to sweep the Tigers and put themselves in a better situation.
Boston will start Josh Winckowski tonight who is 1-1 for the season with a 4.50 ERA while the Tigers will go with Alex Faedo who is 1-3 for the season with a 4.28 ERA. Boston will go hard from the very start to make a statement in this series and will get a comfortable win tonight.