For as much success as the Boston Red Sox have had this season, consistency at home continues to elude the club. A 4-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday was the Red Sox's third straight, dropping the team to 10-11 at Fenway Park. Boston looks to avoid a sweep when it hosts the A's in thefinale of a three-game series Thursday.
They’ve been in my corner times when I didn’t think I’d be in this position," Kaprielian said. "They are the backbone of who I am. Oakland pounded out seven hits and four runs against Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (5-1).
Oakland Athletics (23-15, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (22-16, first in the AL East) Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Sean Manaea (3-1, 3.07 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 43 strikeouts) Red Sox: Garrett Richards (2-2, 4.54 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 34 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -109, Athletics -107; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: Boston enters the matchup as losers of their last three games. The Red Sox are 10-11 in home games in 2020.