Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays look to continue their winning ways as they visit the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of a four-game set Wednesday. The Rays have won four straight overall, including an 8-2 blowout in Boston on Tuesday night.
Outfielder Manuel Margot went 2-for-4 in the contest following a four-hit game in Monday’s win to raise his batting average from .091 to .220 in a two-day span. Left-hander Blake Snell (0-0, 3.38 ERA) gets the nod for Tampa Bay after throwing three scoreless innings against the New York Yankees his last time out.
He will look to build up to five innings versus the Red Sox, against whom he is 5-3 with a 3.10 ERA in 10 career starts.
Boston Red Sox Odds
The Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday in desperate need of a strong pitching performance. The Rays have roughed up the Red Sox for eight runs in each of the first two games of the four-game series, heaping the bulk of their damage upon Boston’s beleaguered bullpen.
Right-hander Zack Godley (0-1, 3.97 ERA) will toe the rubber Wednesday looking to build off throwing four shutout innings in his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays. He is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in two career appearances, both in relief, against Tampa Bay.
No Red Sox starter has pitched past the sixth inning this season, and Boston has lost three of its past four.