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RED SOX (41-26)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava LF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (4-3, 4.84).

ORIOLES (37-29)
McLouth LF
Machado 3B
Markakis RF
Jones CF
Davis 1B
Wieters C
Hardy SS
Valencia DH
Flaherty 2B
Pitching: RHP Kevin Gausman (0-3, 8.84).

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

The Red Sox and the Orioles have remained close in the standings this season so far and this is a great matchup. Both teams have been successful this season and the pitching matchups this series are relatively close. It is a great series to place bets on in an online sportsbook like the sports betting at TopBettingReviews.com

RED SOX (32-20)
Ellsbury CF
Gomes LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava RF
Ross C
Drew SS
Iglesias 3B
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69).

PHILLIES (24-27)
Revere CF
Young 3B
Rollins SS
Howard 1B
Young DH
Brown LF
Mayberry RF
Galvis 2B
Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

 

The Red Sox have been grinding out wins this year, compliling a solid record of 32-20. Behind solid pitching and clutch hitting, the Sox have maintained being in contention for the division, even leading it for some time. Manager John Farrell has done a great job in keeping the clubhouse together and creating an environment where the players are able to succeeed. On the other hand, the Phillies have been struggling thus far this season, having a record of 24-27 so far this season. Their hitting has been struggling and their once dominant aces have showed signs of slowing down. The Red Sox are small favorites in this one, but I think they would be a good bet.  If you’ve never bet on a game before check out this great
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With the new MLB season barely a few weeks underway, both the baseball
and the betting action are beginning to heat up. The next match for the
Boston Red Sox, who are amongst the sides considered to be in with a
real shout of winning the American League this season, is against the
Cleveland Indians – and given that there is a gap in quality between the
two sides and a difference in betting odds, you would expect a Boston win.
The Red Sox have American League odds of around 10/1, compared to the
30/1 odds for the Rays, suggesting the game should go in favour of the
Red-Sox, the bookies odds for this particular match actually go with
this view point aswell. A great deal of this is due to the fact that
they have home advantage – and recent match-ups between these two sides
do tend to support this, as the home team has invariably come out on
top. This is certainly something that should be borne in mind by anyone
considering gambling on the match, and it means that some Red Sox fans
may prefer to sit it out and play at an online casino instead.
After all there are plenty of baseball games available at those sites
for those who want to mix their casino games with something baseball
related – but if you aren’t worried about that there are plenty of other http://www.jackpotcity.co.uk
games to choose from. Indeed, given that downloadable mobile casino apps
have ensured that you can play these games wherever you are located, it
isn’t only Red Sox fans fearing for their side’s chances who might fancy
a shot at them – as those Rays fans confident (even overconfident) of
victory might want to give them a shot during the breaks in the game.

ESPN

According to ESPN, Mike Napoli has agreed to a 3 year deal worth $39 million with the Red Sox, pending a physical. Napoli turned 31 in October and will be and he will be 33 in his last year of the contract, so the Red Sox won’t have to deal with a large drop off in production with him.

He is expected to primarily play 1st base for the Red Sox, though he will catch part-time. The most games he has ever caught in a season is 96 and it’s very likely he’ll only catch a small amount of games, depending on what the Red Sox do with Ryan Lavarnway/Jarrod Saltalamacchia this off-season  Should Salty be traded, the Sox might have him play a bigger role behind the plate.

In 19 games (and 62 ABs) at Fenway park in his career, Napoli has hit at a .306/.397/.710 slash with 7 home runs and 4 doubles. Not to mention an amazing .404 isolated slugging percentage. While this isn’t exactly a large sample size, it’s clear that he has a swing tailor-made for Fenway (just like Cody Ross) and he should put up eye popping numbers at home.

And while his defense has been far from stellar at 1st base and at catcher throughout his career (career -2.6 UZR at 1st and -25 defensive runs saved behind the plate), having a great fielding 1st baseman isn’t all that important.

All in all it seems like a great move by the Red Sox front office as they filled a large void left by Adrian Gonzalez without surrendering any prospects whatsoever and without making a long term commitment to a player.

Like the Sox? You can wager on the Sox at many USA online sportsbooks, but one can always find the best online sportsbook at this
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By: Daniel Smith

The Major League Baseball season has often been described as a grind.  A season of 162 games is enough to wear not only physically, but also mentally on any team and any player on a team.  Another game is very similar to baseball in certain aspects, and that is poker.

First, the game of poker is very much considered to be a grind.  Poker players must play hand after hand and sometimes fold hand after hand for what sometimes equates to hours before end before being able to make a big play.  This is similar to a baseball game where both teams are unable to get anything going and then one squad suddenly breaks loose for  a big inning.

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By SBRForum.com

Things are starting to heat up in the American League East, as designated hitter David Ortiz has been resigned by Boston, a move that may make the Red Sox one of the legitimate MLB picks for the 2013 season.   Ortiz is a big asset to the team for a number of reasons,  one of which being his great hitting ability and the other being his longevity as a threat on defense.  With these two going for him, he has certainly earned the right to be resigned by one of the most well renowned teams in Baseball.

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The Boston Red Sox have holes up and down the lineup, including left field, first base and the starting rotation. However, one of the trickier spots that the Red Sox have to decide upon is what to do at shortstop.

As of right now, they do have an option in Jose Iglesias. The 22-year-old Cuban has spent one year in the majors and has already proven to be an elite fielder. However, the problem is that the he batted .118 this season and at this point, the Red Sox – given how bad their batting order is – can handle having him take up one of the spots.

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Kelly Shoppach has been traded to the New York Mets for a player to be named later.

Shoppach is hitting .250/.327/.471 in 140 at bats with 5 home runs, 12 doubles, and two triples so far this season. This move was made to clear space on the 25/40 man roster for Andrew Bailey and to give Ryan Lavarnway more playing time.

Check back here for more info on the trade as it becomes available.

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Are things ever going to get better? Our beloved Red Sox can’t seem to get it together and time is starting to run out. A good showing in Baltimore versus the Orioles would be a great step to finally turning it around.

In years past, Boston fans would’ve been extremely confident when Josh Beckett got the assignment. That’s no longer the case.

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Today the Red Sox placed reliever Vincente Padilla on the 15 day DL due to bicep soreness. Righty reliever Clayton Mortensen has been added to the major league roster to fill Padilla’s spot. For more sport betting action and predictions

In 39 innings of work, Padilla had put up a 4.62 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Before this, Padilla had been struggling, allowing 8 runs in his last 10.1 innings.

According to Bobby Valentine, Padilla could have pitched as soon as Friday but the Red Sox didn’t want to be a man down until then and they want to give Padilla more time to heal.

Mortensen has been fantastic for the Red Sox this year in his limited time up with the big league club. He has a 1.17 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP in 23.0 innings and 10 appearances. His BABIP is extremely low at .183 and his FIP is 3.64, which suggests he’s almost a lock for regression, but he has still performed admirably in his time with the Red Sox this year.

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