Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 30, 2024

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May 30, 2024 6:11 AM
The Boston Red Sox, sitting at 28-28 overall and 11-15 at home, prepare to host the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Thursday, May 30 at 7:10 PM. The Tigers, holding a 27-28 overall record and 13-13 on the road, look to capitalise on their decent road record against a struggling Red Sox side. Both teams will be eager to secure a crucial win in this American League matchup.
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Tigers vs Red Sox starting pitchers

  • Nick Pivetta for Boston Red Sox
  • Jack Flaherty for Detroit Tigers

Tigers vs Red Sox statistics

Stat Tigers Red Sox
Hits 421 (20th) 459 (Tied-9th)
Batting Average .236 (18th) .244 (12th)
Runs Batted In 215 (Tied-18th) 235 (Tied-9th)
Runs 225 (19th) 243 (Tied-12th)
Home Runs 46 (Tied-25th) 58 (Tied-12th)
Walks 163 (Tied-21st) 171 (Tied-15th)
Stolen Bases 22 (29th) 45 (10th)
Strikeouts 462 (14th) 533 (3rd)
Pitches 7797 (23rd) 8087 (12th)

Boston Red Sox recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/29/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 6-1
5/28/24 @ Baltimore Orioles W 8-3
5/27/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 11-3
5/26/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers W 2-1
5/25/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers L 6-3

Detroit Tigers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/29/24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates L 10-2
5/29/24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates W 8-0
5/26/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays W 14-11
5/25/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays W 2-1
5/24/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays W 6-2

Tigers vs Red Sox predictions

Heading into the showdown at Fenway Park, a few Detroit Tigers are worth keeping an eye on. Javier Baez, typically a high-impact player, looks set to add some crucial hits and potentially an RBI or two, given his aggressive style and knack for finding the gaps. On the mound, Jack Flaherty stands out. Despite a rocky win-loss record this season, his high strikeout rates suggest he could be a massive stumbling block for Red Sox hitters, racking up the K’s and keeping his ERA under control against a potent line-up.

On the flip side, the Boston Red Sox have their own set of aces to play. Rafael Devers continues to be a critical piece in their strategy, wielding a bat that's not only consistent but also clutch. With his ability to knock in runs coupled with high on-base potential, he’s likely to be a headache for Tigers’ pitchers. Another Red Sox player to watch is Nick Pivetta, the probable starting pitcher. With a solid WHIP and a knack for coolly dealing under pressure, expect him to churn out innings and possibly bag a win if he keeps those home runs allowed in check.

Given these dynamics, predicting a winner isn’t straightforward, but Boston might just have the edge. Playing at Fenway Park, with its quirky dimensions and fervent home crowd, often plays into the hands of the Red Sox. The combination of Devers’ bat and Pivetta's arm might tilt the scale their way, especially if Flaherty struggles to contain the Red Sox bats. Expect it to be a close contest, but Boston could pull through with their strong lineup and tactical play. What do you think, can the Tigers upset the odds, or is it a safe bet to lean towards a Red Sox victory?

Boston Red Sox injuries

  • Roberto Perez (C): Day-To-Day
  • David Sandlin (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Isaiah Campbell (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Brandon Walter (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Zach Bryant (RP): Day-To-Day

Detroit Tigers injuries

  • Eddys Leonard (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Kreidler (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Santana (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Shelby Miller (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Brendan White (RP): Day-To-Day

Tigers vs Red Sox game info

Venue Fenway Park
Location Boston, Massachusetts
First pitch Thu 7:10 PM
Temperature 69°
Chance of Rain 3%

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