Red Sox play the Guardians with series tied 1-1
Cleveland Guardians (13-14, second in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (14-14, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Logan Allen (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Red Sox: Chris Sale (1-2, 8.22 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 30 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Red Sox -129, Guardians +109; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Guardians are looking for a series win with a victory on Sunday.
Boston is 14-14 overall and 8-7 in home games. Red Sox hitters are batting a collective .257, the seventh-best team batting average in MLB play.
Cleveland has gone 9-6 in road games and 13-14 overall. The Guardians have the eighth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .236.
The matchup Sunday is the third time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has seven doubles and 10 home runs while hitting .239 for the Red Sox. Masataka Yoshida is 15-for-41 with two doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.
Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with a .291 batting average, and has nine doubles, a triple, three home runs, 21 walks and 17 RBI. Steven Kwan is 12-for-38 with an RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .284 batting average, 5.52 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Guardians: 4-6, .231 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored by eight runs
INJURIES: Red Sox: Kenley Jansen: day-to-day (back), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (elbow), 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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