Cleveland Guardians and Boston Red Sox play in game 2 of series
Cleveland Guardians (13-13, second in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (13-14, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Zach Plesac (1-1, 6.50 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 13 strikeouts); Red Sox: Brayan Bello (0-1, 9.82 ERA, 2.18 WHIP, eight strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Red Sox -136, Guardians +116; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians take a 1-0 advantage into the next game of the series against the Boston Red Sox.
Boston has a 7-7 record in home games and a 13-14 record overall. Red Sox hitters have a collective .328 on-base percentage, the sixth-ranked percentage in the AL.
Cleveland has a 9-5 record in road games and a 13-13 record overall. The Guardians have the eighth-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .313.
Saturday's game is the second time these teams square off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has seven doubles and nine home runs for the Red Sox. Jarren Duran is 16-for-36 with seven doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.
Jose Ramirez has nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and 16 RBI for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 11-for-39 with two doubles, two triples, a home run and two RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .272 batting average, 5.22 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Guardians: 4-6, .218 batting average, 3.47 ERA, outscored by eight runs
INJURIES: Red Sox: Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (elbow), Christian Arroyo: day-to-day (hamstring), Yu Chang: 10-Day IL (hand), Zack Kelly: 60-Day IL (elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Martin: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Adam Duvall: 10-Day IL (wrist), Joely Rodriguez: 15-Day IL (oblique), James Paxton: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Trevor Story: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Guardians: Triston McKenzie: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (oblique), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Hentges: 15-Day IL (shoulder)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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