Boston Red Sox (-132, 10u -109 LVH) at Tampa Bay Rays: What is it about Tim Wakefield and the Rays? Boston’s 42-year-old right-handed knuckleballer has beaten Tampa six straight times, is a mind-boggling 19-2 lifetime against them, and has never lost at Tropicana Field where he is a perfect 9-0 with a 2.16 ERA. So who you gonna side with in this one?
Tampa has dropped the "Devil" from its nickname and has gone just 6-7 in The Juice Box this season en route to a 10-11 overall mark, four games behind AL East leader Boston (15-8), which is a healthy 8-2 in its last 10 games. The Rays send former Twin Matt Garza (9.00 ERA, 8 IP, 8 ER) to the bump to duel with Wakefield but when someone has your number – as Wakefield does with Tampa – it’s best to bet with the powerful trend. Knuckle on Timmay! And you gotta love just laying -132. RED SOX.
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