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Boston Red Sox at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The Boston Red Sox are on the road at the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. This is the middle game of a three-game series between the two.

The Red Sox won the first game of the series and have won five straight games overall. Boston is 56-47 on the season, which is fourth in the American League East, but just 1.5 games back of a wild card spot.

For the San Francisco Giants, they have fallen to three games back in the National League West. The Giants have dropped seven out of their last ten games and are 56-48 on the season.

The Boston Red Sox are small favorites in this game. The Red Sox are listed at -120. The Giants are +100 for this affair. The total is listed at 8.

Boston Looking to Keep Bats Rolling

The Red Sox would like to keep the bats going. The Red Sox have won five in a row and scored just shy of six runs per game during the streak. Boston is getting some red-hot offensive play from Tristian Casas.

The 23-year-old lefthander drove in the first run of the game on Friday and then later hit a home run in the fifth inning. That came after hitting a home run in the win on Wednesday. Casas also went deep twice a week ago against the Mets last Saturday.

Masataka Yoshida is having a sensational first season for the Red Sox. The 30-year-old from Japan is hitting .313 on the season, which is leading the American League.

Justin Turner is also having a solid season, with his .288 batting average. Boston is one of the top-hitting teams in all of baseball. They have a team batting average of .266 and are 6th in runs scored.

James Paxton will throw for the Boston Red Sox in this one. The 34-year-old lefthander is 6-2 on the season, with a 3.46 earned run average. Paxton has made 11 starts this season, which is 65 innings. He has 75 strikeouts and just 18 walks so far. In his last start, Paxton went six innings and allowed just three hits and two runs.

Giants Counter with Reliever

The San Francisco Giants will counter with a reliever on the hill. Ryan Hill is projected to get the start for San Francisco. Walker is a 27-year-old from Washington who had made just five starts on the season. His last start came July 16th against Pittsburgh, where he only lasted three outs. Walker’s highest pitch was recently in Washington, where he went three innings.

The Giants are looking to get some consistency going. San Francisco dropped six games in a row before hosting Oakland and winning both. The Giants and Diamondbacks are neck and neck for second place in the National League West. Part of the Giants’ problem is – their losses; they are scoring less than two runs per game over the losing streak.

LaMonte Wade Jr and Wilmer Flores are a couple of the top offensive threats for the Giants. Wade Jr. is hitting .269 on the season, while Flores has hit 13 home runs. Michael Conforto also has put together a decent season, with 13 home runs as well and a team-leading 52 runs batted in. The Giants, as a team, are hitting just .241.

Boston Stays Hot

There does not seem to be a lot slowing down the Boston Red Sox right now. They are possibly the hottest team in the American League, trying to get to the trade deadline and possibly adding some help. It will be interesting over the next few days to see who adds and who subtracts.

Until then – the Red Sox win this game with timely hitting and good pitching. Bet the Boston Red Sox -120 over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

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