MLB Odds: Sale Looks to Bounce Back Against Rays

Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox is one of the leading Cy Young candidates in the American League. However, he’s coming off his worst start of the season and will try to turn things around when he pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

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Sale (13-4, 2.70 ERA) took a no-decision in his last start, which was a 12-10 home win over Cleveland. He was tagged for seven runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked one, snapping a 20.2-inning scoreless streak. This will be Sale’s fourth start of the year against the Rays and he is 2-1 with a 3.43 ERA against them with his loss coming in Tampa Bay.

The Rays will go with Austin Pruitt (6-2, 5.65), who tossed 6.1 scoreless innings in his last outing to get the win in a 3-0 victory in Houston. Pruitt allowed five hits with three strikeouts and a walk in his third start of the season. The rookie has made two relief appearances against the Red Sox, giving up five runs in 3.1 innings of work.

Going into this series, these two had met 10 times this season. They’ve split those games with six going over the posted total.

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