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Boston vs. Cleveland, 08/13/2019 19:10 EDT, Score: 7 - 6

Total: +103/+8 Under

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

8* Under Red Sox/Indians (7:10 ET): I've had my "finger on the pulse" of Red Sox totals the last two days, cashing the Under vs. the Angels on Sunday (despite the game going to extra innings!) and then the Over here in Cleveland last night. Unfortunately for Boston, both games resulted in losses for them. They now are 8.5 games back of the Wild Card, so there's a very good shot they won't even get into the playoffs after winning the World Series a year ago. Cleveland is streaking as they're now 43-17 the L60 games and have passed the Twins in the AL Central. I'm sticking w/ the total though tonight and going back to playing Boston Under the total.

It was a fast start for the hitters last night as the game was 5-3 (in Cleveland's favor) by the end of the 4th inning. Boston then rallied, scoring a run in the seventh and ninth to tie it up. Once the game was tied 5-5, I was guaranteed a win w/ the Over at 10.5. Unfortunately, the Red Sox had no such guarantee and for the second day in a row Cleveland won on a Carlos Santana home run. Tonight's starting pitching matchup should guarantee fewer runs being scored early and that's a big reason why I'm moving to the Under. Chris Sale and Mike Clevinger simply aren't going to give up a lot of runs.

Sale is having what is perceived as a "down year" and it's hard to argue w/ that given a 9-15 TSR. But his WHIP is 1.088, which tells me that he's pitched better than most realize. Last time out, he threw eight shutout innings of two-hit ball w/ 13 strikeouts. Unfortunately for Boston, they'll be facing Mike Clevinger, who has won six straight decisions and has a 0.92 ERA at home, the second lowest home ERA in all of baseball. In his L7 starts overall, Clevinger has a 1.83 ERA and 0.97 WHIP. This will be a good ol' fashioned pitchers' duel. 8* Under Red Sox/Indians

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