MLB: Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners
Jun 14, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The never-ending claim to first place carries on. The pitching was there for the Sox, until Robby Scott came in. Number of media members are focusing too much on that one inning. Yes it was a horrible ending that sealed their fate, but the offense should have been the focal-point. They had a high number of baserunners, and only could muster 2 runs. This only enlarge’s their inability to score when Sale start. Sox are 8-8 in his 16 starts, and 1-4 when he strikes out 10+ batters.

David Price takes the mound for the Sox, rolling on all cylinders with an ERA of now 3.76. This is the lowest it has been since April 22, where his ERA comfortably sat at 2.93. With a favorable matchup and Price in his best form yet, the Sox should win this one going away. Price last faced the Twins last season, a victory where he gave up 3 ER in 7 innings of work.

Lance Lynn takes the ball for the Twins, hoping to have as much success as Berrios. Lynn’s season started off in disastrous fashion. This is why his ERA is at 4.98. In 4 of his first 5 starts, he gave up 5 ER or more. In Lynn’s last 6 times out, he’s given up more than 2 ER just twice. Even with the recent success, the Sox offense should be able to get to him. He’s pitched more than 6 innings just twice overall, and gives up his fair share of hits and walks. Lynn faced off vs the Sox last season in 2 starts (0-1, 2.25 ERA), giving up 6 Runs (3 ER) in 12 innings


David Price — Career vs Minnesota Twins in 17 games (16 starts), 10-3 with a 2.52 ERA. Career at Target Field in 8 starts, 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA.


Minnesota Twins:

Ehire Adrianza —–

Brian Dozier – 8 for 36 (.222 avg) 3 Doubles, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 2 Walks, 6 Ks

Eduardo Escobar – 3 for 15 (.200 avg) Double, K

Mitch Garver —–

Robbie Grossman – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) Double, Triple, Walk, K

Max Kepler – 1 for 6 (.167 avg) 3 Ks

Ryan LaMarre —–

Joe Mauer – 8 for 37 (.216 avg) Double, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, 8 Ks

Logan Morrison – 2 for 15 (.133 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, 5 Ks

Taylor Motter – 0 for 3, 2 Ks

Eddie Rosario – 3 for 6 (.500 avg) 2 Ks

Bobby Wilson – 2 for 2 (1.000 avg) Double, 2 RBIs


Lance Lynn — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 3 starts, 0-1 with an 1.89 ERA. Career at Target Field in 6 starts, 2-2 with a 3.13 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 1 for 5 (.200 avg)

Mookie Betts – 3 for 5 (.600 avg) HR, 3 RBIs

Xander Bogaerts – 0 for 8, 2 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) HR, RBI, 2 Walks

Rafael Devers – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Double, Walk, K

Brock Holt – 0 for 3, 2 Ks

Sandy Leon – 0 for 1, Walk

J.D. Martinez – 2 for 11 (.182 avg) RBI, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) Walk, K

Eduardo Nunez – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

Blake Swihart —–

Christian Vazquez – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

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