An excellent pitching baseball betting matchup is featured on the MLB Network on Thursday night as Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox host Francisco Liriano and the Minnesota Twins. Lester is 3-2 on the season with a 3.91 ERA while Liriano is 4-2 with a 2.63 ERA.
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Liriano is coming off a loss last time out against the Yankees but he did not pitch poorly, allowing three runs on nine hits in six innings. He has struggled in his career against Boston going 1-2 with a 7.20 ERA. Lester has gone seven innings or more in each of his past four starts. He didn’t pitch well last time out against the Twins but that was early in the baseball betting season. Lester seems to be rounding into form now.
The Twins normally don’t have a lot of baseball odds success at Fenway Park. Before this series began they had lost the last five games in Boston. They lost both games at Fenway last season and all three in 2008. Minnesota has struggled on the road against left-handers and Lester is one of the best in the MLB betting league.
The Twins are 12-29 in their last 41 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Twins are 22-45 in their last 67 vs. the Americ8an League East. The Twins are 5-2 in Liriano’s last 7 starts but against AL East teams the Twins are 1-6 in Lirianos last 7 starts. Before yesterday’s game, the Twins were 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Red Sox are 70-33 in their last 103 games vs. the American League Central. The Red Sox are 39-12 in Lester’s last 51 home starts.
The Under is 4-1 in the Twins last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 22-7-2 in the Twins last 31 vs. the American League East. The Under is 4-1 in Liriano’s last 5 road starts. The Over is 5-1 in the Red Sox last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 5-2 in the Red Sox last 7 home games. The Under is 6-2 in Lester’s last 8 home starts. Before yesterday’s game, the Over was 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Boston between the two teams.