The Boston Red Sox will be aiming to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays, as these two teams lock horns in the final game of this series at Tropicana Field. With that said, check out our preview below of this Red Sox vs. Rays 2022 MLB regular-season game.
Betting Preview for the Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Regular Season Game on July 14, 2022
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
When: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7:10 PM ET
TV Broadcast: MLBN/ESPN
Betting on the Boston Red Sox (odds)
Regular Season Record: 47-42
After big wins over the New York Yankees in a previous series, the Red Sox find themselves in a three-game losing skid in this matchup versus the Rays. Offense has been harder of late to get for Boston, which has scored just 3 runs in its last couple of games. It might not get any easier for the Red Sox if Trevor Story misses another game after already sitting out the third game of this Rays series with a hand injury, though he hasn’t really been hitting well this season. It’s a different story for Rafael Devers, who is slashing .325/.381/.587 with 19 homers this season. On the mound for Boston later tonight will be Kutter Crawford, who is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.43 WHIP this year. The last time he was on the mound, he tamed the Yankees for five innings, allowing just a run on 4 hits to go with 6 strikeouts. He is also 1-0 with zero earned runs allowed across 8.1 innings of two starts this season versus the Rays.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Rays (odds)
Regular Season Record: 48-40
The Rays are back up after losing three games in a row to the Cincinnati Reds, as they have relied on solid pitching to keep Boston in check in this series. Drew Rasmussen will look to sustain Tampa Bay’s form on the mound when he gets the start in Game 3 against the Red Sox. The 26-year-old Rasmussen will enter the contest with a 5-3 record and 3.11 ERA along with a 1.19 WHIP. The Rays have lost in four of his last five mound appearances, but it should be noted as well that in three of those, Rasmussen allowed no more than 2 earned runs. Harold Ramirez and Yandy Diaz, meanwhile, hope to keep their hot stretch going, as they both have hit at least .400 over the last seven days. That includes his most recent start when he held the Reds scoreless and gave up 4 hits in 4.0 innings of work in a 5-4 loss in extra innings on July 9.
The Red Sox win, 5-3.
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