At 10:10 pm, our complimentary selection is on the Boston Red Sox over the Seattle Mariners. Righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka may have turned in his worst start of the season in his last outing at home against the Rays, but he’s probably not too worried about a repeat as he heads into Seattle for a start against the Mariners. Dice-K is 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA in just over 44 career innings vs. Seattle and he had a very good start there back on July 18, and although the Sox lost that game, that was back when their offense all banged up and not producing like it is now. The Sox have been doing very well in his recent road starts, going 4-2 in his last six starts away from Fenway Park, and going back further, they are 24-10 in his last 34 road outings. Lucas French is a young lefthander who has never faced Boston before, but he could be in for a bit of a unpleasant surprise tonight as the Sox are the third-best team hitting southpaws in the American League with a .269 seasonal batting average against them so far. French has had four home starts this year and only one of them (August 29) was against a team with anywhere near the offense that Boston possesses (the Twins). French’s other three outings at Safeco were against the Royals, Indians, and Athletics. Tonight will be his toughest test at home so far this season. Take the Red Sox. As always, good luck…Al McMordie. And, whatever you do, don’t miss my 49-0 ATS Winner in Friday’s College Football. It’s available right now, and could end up being the strongest play I release this season!
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