In the rubber match of a three games series today in Texas, the Rangers will take on the Red Sox and look to improve upon their American League leading 48 wins. The first two games of this series have seen the teams combine to score 28 runs, and with Clay Buchholz and Martin Perez taking the mound, another high scoring game is expected.
The Rangers are 9-2 in their last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in four of Boston’s last five road games
Texas is 4-1 in its last five home games vs Boston
The total for the game opened at 10 runs, which is the second highest total of the day. After a stint in the bullpen, Buchholz will make his second straight start. He’s been brutal on the road this season, recording a 6.14 ERA in six appearances. He has been settling down a bit in June though. He has a 4.05 ERA in the month compared to 6.00 in May and 6.51 in April.
As for Perez, the Rangers have won six straight games with him as the starter. He’s allowed four earned runs in each of his last two starts, but received 15 combined runs of support in those games. Red Sox hitters have just 29 combined at-bats against him, and have hit .310.