Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox

Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox against the hot-hitting Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians. Can Boston make up ground on the AL East leaders?

How to Watch

Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA

When: Monday, May 27th at 4:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): ESPN, Red Sox TV/Radio: NESN, WEEI, 93.7 FM. Cleveland TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio, WMMS 100.7FM.

Team Notes

Boston Red Sox

After a terrible start, the defending World Series champs are finding their footing going 13-6 in the month of May.

Boston has a 38% chance to make the postseason and a 1.3% chance to win the World Series according to baseball-reference.com.

The Red Sox are 6-1 odds to win the AL Pennant and 8-1 to win the 2019 WS Title in 2019.

Cleveland Indians

The Indians have suffered tough injuries to their rotation and have been struggling to score runs, their 24-24 record through 48 games is their worst start in the last five years.

Cleveland has 47.2% odds to make the playoffs and a 1.7% chance to win the World Series title.

The Indians are 13-1 to win the AL and 22-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Indians: Jefry Rodriguez (1-4, 4.08 ERA)

The Indians righty has had a rough May, allowing 13 earned runs in just 22.2 innings.

In his last start, Rodriguez allowed four earned runs in four innings to Oakland.

  • Opposing hitters have a .259 average against Rodriguez over his six starts.
  • Rodriguez has surrendered five homers in 35.1 innings.
  • The Indians starter has struck out just 23 batters in his 6 starts this season.

Red Sox: Rick Porcello (3-4, 4.45 ERA)

Porcello has recovered from a rough open to his season, posting a 3.16 ERA in May after a 4.76 ERA in April.

In his last start, Porcello went six innings, allowing one earned run and four strikeouts to Toronto.

  • In May, Porcello has 19 strikeouts in 25.2 innings pitched.
  • The Red Sox starter has given up ten homers in ten starts this season.
  • Porcello has kept the bases clean with only 21 baserunners allowed in May.

Hitter Notes

Cleveland Indians

The Indians are failing to score runs this season, averaging just 3.9 runs per contest, good for 24th in all of baseball.

Away from Cleveland, it is worse as the Indians are plating just 3.5 runs per contest, 14th in the American League and 28th in MLB.

  • 2B Jason Kipnis is 10 for 34 against Porcello with one homer and eight RBI.
  • SS Francisco Lindor is 4 for 14 with two strikeouts and two RBI.
  • 1B Carlos Santana is 12 for 44 with three homers and four RBI against Porcello.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox are still scoring runs at Fenway Park, ranking 3rd in the American League, behind Texas and Houston with 5.6 runs per home game.

Boston is scoring slightly lower than their 2018 clip, as the Red Sox are plating 5.29 runs per game compared to 5.5 last season.

  • No one on Boston’s roster has faced Rodriguez in their career.
  • The Red Sox rank 8th in baseball with a .255 batting average.
  • Boston is 10th in MLB with 70 homers, 23 behind Seattle, the leader with 93.

Roster Notes

Cleveland Indians

  • SP Corey Kluber had his cast removed from his fractured arm and underwent an MRI, results are unknown at this time.
  • SP Mike Clevinger is slowly recovering from a strained lat muscle and could be back in July.
  • OF Tyler Naquin does not have a return date from his strained calf.

Boston Red Sox

  • SS Brock Holt has suffered a setback from his scratched cornea and has an unknown return date.
  • RP Brian Johnson remains on the 10-day IL with a left elbow injury.
  • SP Nathan Eovaldi had elbow surgery to remove debris and is about one month from returning.

Game Odds

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Moneyline

Sportsbook CLE Indians BOS Red Sox Link
888Sport NJ +150 -186

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Total Runs

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888Sport NJ -104 -118

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Run Line

Sportsbook CLE Indians +1.5  BOS Red Sox -1.5 Link
888Sport NJ -130 +107

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