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    The Cleveland Guardians (28-33) host the Boston Red Sox (31-31) on Thursday at Progressive Field, starting at 7:10 PM ET. The Guardians are favored on the moneyline (-115), while the Red Sox are -105 underdogs. The Red Sox are favored against the spread (1.5) with +158 odds, despite being the moneyline underdog. Cleveland has Aaron Civale starting, while Boston counters with Matt Dermody.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Thursday, June 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -115 8.5

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

    • TV Channel: BSGL

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit 35 home runs this season, the lowest total in MLB action.
    • Cleveland has the 22nd-ranked batting average in the majors (.234).
    • The Guardians are 27th in MLB with a .300 on-base percentage.
    • Cleveland’s batters strike out 7.1 times per game, the second-lowest average in the majors.
    • The Guardians average 0.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (12 total in home outings).
    • Cleveland has a .338 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.2 hits per game and is batting .226.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez is batting .260 with 17 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 25 walks. He has an on-base percentage of .328 while slugging .432.
    • He is 73rd in batting average, 90th in on-base percentage, and 81st in slugging among qualified hitters in MLB.
    • Ramirez has recorded a base hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .095 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Steven Kwan leads the Guardians with an OPS of .679. He has a slash line of .255/.333/.346 this season.
    • His batting average is 83rd among qualified players, his on-base percentage 80th, and his slugging percentage 150th.
    • Josh Naylor leads Cleveland with 50 hits. He is batting .270 this season and 19 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
    • Naylor takes a seven-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .471 with six doubles, a home run, four walks and 11 RBI.
    • Andres Gimenez is batting .236 with a .300 OBP and 14 RBI for Cleveland this season.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox have hit 66 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
    • Boston ranks eighth in MLB with a .260 team batting average.
    • The Red Sox are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fourth with an OBP of .333.
    • Boston has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the sixth-best strikeout rate (8.0 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 28 homers, an average of 1.0 per game, in 29 road contests this season.
    • Boston has a team slugging percentage of .368 in away games this season with 81 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 7.6 base hits per game and batting .227 on the road this season.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Masataka Yoshida has racked up 67 hits with a .391 on-base percentage and a .498 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Red Sox. He’s batting .318.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he ranks fifth in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 12th and he is 23rd in slugging.
    • Alex Verdugo is batting .286 with 19 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 25 walks. He’s slugging .450 with an on-base percentage of .364.
    • He is 30th in batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage and 68th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Rafael Devers is batting .246 with 15 doubles, 13 home runs and 16 walks.
    • Justin Turner is batting .260 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 25 walks.

    Guardians vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Aaron Civale (CLE) Pitcher Matt Dermody (BOS)
    1 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
    17.2 IP 0
    2.04 ERA 0.00
    1.075 WHIP 0.000
    6.1 K/9 0
    2.0 BB/9 0

    Guardians vs. Red Sox Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Cal Quantrill: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Peyton Battenfield: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Red Sox: Yu Chang: 10 Day IL (Hand), Chris Sale: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), John Schreiber: 15 Day IL (Side), Richard Bleier: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Adam Duvall: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Guardians and Red Sox (Last 10 Games)

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