The first place 54-35 Boston Red Sox will conclude their west coast series against the 42-45 LA Angels in a MLB game on Sunday Night Baseball.
Start time from Anaheim Stadium is slated for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN TV.
The betting odds from Sunday Night Baseball have the home team LA Angels favored by -125 odds with the return on the road underdog Boston Red Sox at +115 odds. The run total came in at eight runs.
Starting for the Boston Red Sox will be former Angel’s right hander John Lackey who works his fifteenth game of the 2013 season. Lackey is 6-5 with an ERA of 2.81 and WHIP of 1.17. The Boston right hander has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of nine starts. He last appeared on Tuesday and allowed one earned run and six hits in eight innings pitched in a home win against San Diego. This series is tied at 1-1 after Boston dropped a 9-7 road defeat to the LA Angels on Saturday night as a -101 betting odds favorite in eleven innings. The game flew over the total of 8 ½ runs. Boston blew a four run lead in the ninth inning in defeat. The loss broke a five game win streak.
The Angels will go with staff ace Jered Weaver on Sunday Night Baseball to work against the Red Sox hitting lineup. Weaver is 2-4 in nine starts with an ERA of 3.79 and WHIP of 1.21. He has allowed one earned run in each of his past two starts. The LA right hander last threw on Tuesday and allowed one earned run and six hits in seven innings pitched in a home win against St Louis. With the win on Saturday the Angels won eight of ten games.