Boston takes on Minnesota after Rodriguez’s solid performance
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Red Sox -145; over/under is 12 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Boston heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Eduardo Rodriguez. Rodriguez went seven innings, giving up zero runs on five hits with eight strikeouts against Minnesota.
The Red Sox are 35-35 in home games. The Boston offense has compiled a .275 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the MLB. Rafael Devers leads the team with an average of .319.
The Twins are 47-24 on the road. The Minnesota offense has compiled a .273 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the team with a mark of .308. The Red Sox won the last meeting 6-2. Eduardo Rodriguez notched his 17th victory and Mookie Betts went 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs for Boston. Jose Berrios took his eighth loss for Minnesota.
TOP PERFORMERS: Devers leads the Red Sox with 176 hits and has 105 RBIs. J.D. Martinez is 14-for-39 with two doubles, six home runs and 18 RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 7-3, .252 batting average, 4.21 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
Twins: 8-2, .294 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs