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    Rafael Devers leads the Boston Red Sox (4-4) into a contest against the Detroit Tigers (2-6) after his two-home run showing in a 14-5 win over the Tigers. The Red Sox are favored on the moneyline (-118) in this game against the underdog Tigers (-101), which starts at 1:10 PM ET on Sunday. Kutter Crawford gets the starting nod for Boston, and Matthew Boyd is Detroit’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Red Sox vs. Tigers

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Red Sox vs Tigers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Red Sox -118 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Red Sox vs. the Tigers?

    • TV Channel: BSDET

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox average 1.8 home runs per game to rank fourth in MLB action with 14 total home runs.
    • Boston has the 10th-best batting average in MLB (.263).
    • The Red Sox are 10th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .342.
    • Boston strikes out 6.6 times per game, the second-best average in the majors.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Adam Duvall leads Boston with 14 hits and an OBP of .545, plus a team-best slugging percentage of 1.138.
    • Among all qualifying batters in MLB, Duvall ranks first in batting average, second in on-base percentage, and first in slugging.
    • Duvall has recorded a base hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .450 with four doubles, two home runs, three walks and eight RBI.
    • Devers has three doubles, four home runs and two walks while batting .343.
    • Among all qualified, Devers ranks 37th in batting average, 63rd in on-base percentage and eighth in slugging percentage.
    • Devers takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is batting .250 with a double, four home runs, two walks and eight RBI.
    • Masataka Yoshida has collected seven base hits, an OBP of .378 and a slugging percentage of .367 this season.
    • Alex Verdugo has one home run, five RBI and a batting average of .353 this season.
    • Verdugo enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .350 with a double, a walk and an RBI.

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit just five homers this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • Detroit has a team batting average of just .199 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Tigers have an on-base percentage of .260 this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • Detroit ranks 22nd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 10.0 Ks per contest.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Riley Greene has a team-high OBP (.353) and slugging percentage (.452), while leading the Tigers in hits (nine).
    • Including all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Greene’s batting average places him 71st, his on-base percentage ranks 91st, and he is 90th in slugging.
    • Spencer Torkelson is hitting .200 with a double, a home run and a walk.
    • Torkelson’s batting average ranks 155th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 185th, and he is 143rd in slugging.
    • Matt Vierling is hitting .286 with a double, a home run and two walks.
    • Kerry Carpenter is hitting .333 with three doubles and three walks.

    Red Sox vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers

    Kutter Crawford (BOS) Pitcher Matthew Boyd (DET)
    0 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
    4 IP 4.1
    15.75 ERA 4.15
    2.500 WHIP 1.154
    13.5 K/9 6.2
    4.5 BB/9 6.2

    Red Sox vs. Tigers Injury Updates

    • Red Sox: Brayan Bello: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 15 Day IL (Elbow), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Hip), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)
    • Tigers: Austin Meadows: 10 Day IL (Anxiety), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Michael Lorenzen: 15 Day IL (Groin), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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