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Texas vs. Boston,
06/10/2019 19:10 EDT,
Score: 4 - 3
Total: -105/+8 Under
8* Under Rangers/Red Sox (7:10 ET): Chris Sale and Boston had a really rough start to the season, but individually and collectively, they seem to have turned things around. While still 2-7 in 13 trips to the mound, Sale has come a long way from the end of April when the Red Sox were 0 for 6 in his starts. His TSR is now 4-9 and the Red Sox have won 23 of 38 overall. That said, they did just drop three of four here at home to Tampa Bay over the weekend. But Monday sets up a lot more favorably for them as they face a Rangers team they went 6-1 against last season.
The price (money line) is high here for a reason and a lot of it has to do w/ the fact Sale is starting to look like his old dominant self again. Last time out, he went the distance, allowing only three hits w/ 10 strikeouts in an 8-0 win over Kansas City. Beating the Royals is obviously not something worth crowing about at this point, but it was the seventh time in the last nine starts that Sale struck out 10 or more batters. He has a 0.996 WHIP for the year, which is very good, and that number is down to 0.762 over his last three starts. The Under has cashed in 7 of Sale's last 8 starts, including the L4.
Not to be outdone, Mike Minor threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings for the Rangers his last time out. Minor has pitched well this season, posting a 2.54 ERA in 13 starts. Like Sale, his last three have all stayed Under the total. So have six of his last seven. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact Minor has not given up more than 3 ER in any of his last eight starts. The Under had been 8-2 in Texas' L10 games before yday's 9-8 loss to the A's. Minor is facing a Red Sox lineup that was held to two runs or less in three of the four games vs. Tampa Bay over the weekend. 8* Under Rangers/Red Sox