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    The Boston Red Sox (13-13) host the Cleveland Guardians (12-13) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. The Red Sox are underdogs (+118) against the favored Guardians (-138). Shane Bieber starts for Cleveland while Boston will counter with Nick Pivetta.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Friday, April 28, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Stadium: Fenway Park
    Guardians vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -138 9

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

    • TV Channel: NESN

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit 13 home runs this season, the second-lowest total in MLB play.
    • Cleveland is 22nd in the majors with a .231 batting average.
    • The Guardians’ .313 on-base percentage is 19th in baseball.
    • Cleveland’s hitters strike out 7.4 times per game, the second-lowest average in the majors.
    • The Guardians have hit nine homers on the road this season (0.7 per game).
    • Cleveland is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .362 away from home.
    • On the road this season the team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .240.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has 26 hits and an OBP of .385 to go with a slugging percentage of .479. All three of those stats rank first among Cleveland hitters this season. He has a .271 batting average, as well.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, he ranks 63rd in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 28th, and he is 48th in slugging.
    • Ramirez hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with three doubles, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
    • Steven Kwan is hitting .258 with three doubles, a triple and 18 walks. He’s slugging .309 with an on-base percentage of .368.
    • Among qualifying batters, he ranks 85th in batting average, 49th in on-base percentage and 165th in slugging percentage.
    • Andres Gimenez has 22 hits this season and has a slash line of .253/.343/.356.
    • Josh Bell has been key for Cleveland with 19 hits, an OBP of .321 plus a slugging percentage of .367.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox’s 34 home runs rank fifth in Major League Baseball.
    • Boston’s .252 batting average ranks 11th in the majors this season.
    • The Red Sox have the 11th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.330).
    • Boston ranks 13th in strikeouts per game (8.0) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 13 home contests this season.
    • Boston has a team slugging percentage of .435 in home games this season with 44 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 9.2 base hits per game and batting .266 as a team at home this season.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has racked up 24 hits, a team-best for the Red Sox. He’s batting .238 and slugging .574 with an on-base percentage of .295.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he is 110th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 133rd and he is 12th in slugging.
    • Alex Verdugo is slugging .466 to pace his team. He has a batting average of .311 with an on-base percentage of .377.
    • His batting average is 19th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 40th, and he is 55th in slugging.
    • Masataka Yoshida is hitting .276 with two doubles, four home runs and 10 walks.
    • Justin Turner leads his team with a .381 OBP.

    Guardians vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Shane Bieber (CLE) Pitcher Nick Pivetta (BOS)
    1 – 1 W/L 1 – 1
    30.2 IP 19.2
    3.23 ERA 4.58
    1.174 WHIP 1.373
    6.5 K/9 10.5
    2.6 BB/9 4.1

    Guardians vs. Red Sox Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Sam Hentges: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Red Sox: Adam Duvall: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Yu Chang: 10 Day IL (Hand), Chris Martin: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee), Christian Arroyo: day-to-day (Hamstring)

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