The 10-4 Boston Red Sox will conclude their three game series with the 5-8 Cleveland Indians in a Major League Baseball game on Thursday night. First pitch from Cleveland is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings Package.
The current betting line from this Major League Baseball game has the road team Boston Red Sox favored by -133 odds with the return on the home team Cleveland Indians at +123 odds. The run total is lined at 7 ½ runs.
The Red Sox will start left hander Jon Lester who will work his fourth game of the year. The veteran hurler is 2-0 on the year with an ERA of 1.42 and WHIP of 0.95. Lester is coming off a hard luck no decision on Saturday in a 2-1 home victory against the Tampa Bay Rays as a -121 betting favorite. Lester allowed one earned run and five hits in seven innings. Boston has won five straight games after a 6-3 road win at Cleveland on Wednesday as a +124 underdog. The game came in at over 8 runs. Boston has won both games in this series with the Indians. Boston has gotten good work from their pitching staff as the team ERA of 2.66 ranking second best in MLB on the year.
Right hander Zach McAllister will make his third start of the 2013 campaign for Cleveland. The Indians hurler is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.19 and WHIP of 0.89. He is coming off a win on Saturday as the Indians defeated the White Sox 9-4 as a +115 home underdog. McAllister allowed one earned run and five hits over 6 1/3rd innings of work. The Indians have now lost three straight games. They gave up seven runs in game one of this series and six runs in their defeat on Wednesday.