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Dodgers @ Red Sox: Boston hosts Dodgers in second game of series

Dodgers @ Red Sox MLB odds spreads and predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox will continue their series on Saturday night.

In a rematch of last year's World Series, the Red Sox made sure that Los Angeles knew who were still the defending champions.

Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was brilliant on the mound, as he allowed just one run and struck out 10 batters over seven innings pitched in an 8-1 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night.

Rafael Devers led the Red Sox at the plate. He went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in the win.

Game information

When is it? Saturday July 13th

What time is first pitch? 7:15 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Fenway Park

Which channel is it on? FOX

The lowdown

The Los Angeles Dodgers, the team with the best record in the MLB, couldn't get much going at the plate.

The Dodgers managed to only score one run on Friday night.

Alex Verdugo, who went 2-for-4 at the plate, ripped a solo homer in the top of the second inning to tie the game at 1-1 before the Red Sox scored seven unanswered runs.

Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda struck out seven batters over 5 2/3 innings pitched. He allowed three runs on four hits with one walk in the game.

Dodgers @ Red Sox Run Line

The Boston Red Sox are giving the Dodgers 1.5 runs in this baseball game.

I like the Red Sox with Chris Sale on the mound in this one. The Red Sox are currently on a five-game winning streak, and I believe they will make it six in a row on Saturday night.

Take the Red Sox here.

Dodgers @ Red Sox Over/Under

The over/under in this matchup is set at 9.5 total runs.

My final score prediction: Boston Red Sox 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 2.

Roll with the under in this one.

Where the game will be won or lost

The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox will roll with left-hander Chris Sale on Saturday.

Sale has an uncharacteristic 3-8 record so far this season with a 4.04 ERA.

In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays back on July 3, Sale allowed five runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings pitched in a 6-3 loss to their division rival.

Opposing him will be Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling.

Stripling has a 3-3 record with a 3.79 ERA this year.

In his last start on July 7, Stripling allowed four runs on six hits and struck out three batters over 4.1 innings of work in a 5-3 loss to National League West rivals San Diego Padres.

Both starting pitchers will look to rebound on Saturday after sub-par starts in their last outings. My money is on Chris Sale at home in this one.

Daniel Canova
@DanCanova in MLB