Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A's, 4/20/2018 Prediction & Odds

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Andrew Benintendi shifts over to center field, with right-hander Nick Tropeano gets the start on the mound for the Angels.

Angels: Shohei Ohtani is expected to make his next start after being limited to two innings Tuesday because of a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. Every Cubs starter had a hit, including three by Anthony Rizzo and two each by Heyward, Schwarber and Javier Baez.

Devers extended his road hitting streak to 12 games dating back to September 18, 2017, and it was his fourth homer in that span. It also marked the 13th time in his career he has led off the first inning with a home run, extending his Red Sox record. The Angels' bullpen, though, was unable to quell the rally, and the Red Sox added another run in the inning for a 5-2 lead.

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J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers each had three hits, while both Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi bashed home runs in the Red Sox's 14-hit onslaught. He allowed seven runs - five earned - and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings. Chad Green (1-0) retired five straight batters, Dellin Betances pitched a flawless seventh and Robertson delivered a lead to Aroldis Chapman, who struck out the side on 12 pitches for his third save, twice topping 100 miles per hour. He gave up six hits and struck out six without issuing a walk. Skaggs appeared to right himself in the second, needing 10 pitches to breeze through a one-two-three inning. Betts debuted at age 21 in the majors during 2014, hitting.291/.368/.444 in 52 games. The A's scored at least eight runs in all three wins of the fan-friendly series. It clearly affected him, as he allowed three runs on four hits and a pair of walks, striking out just one. After not winning a series at the Angels, Oakland or Seattle last season, they already have one under their belt.

Slumping outfielder Lewis Brinson, acquired from Milwaukee in the offseason trade for Christian Yelich, celebrated his return to Miller Park with his first two homers of the season for Miami. However, Graveman has been bad this season, giving up at least four runs in each of his starts and a total of 19 runs over 17.1 innings of work this season. Arizona had never opened a season with more than two straight series wins.

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