Stadium: Fenway Stadium (Boston).
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As is tradition on the day of the Boston Marathon, sports fans will be treated to an early baseball game. The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins will play the fourth and final game of the series at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are ahead 2:1. Will the Twins leave the marathon capital undefeated? Let's pick a few bets.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Boston is Coming Off its Winning Streak Again
After starting the season with two straight losses to the New York Yankees (5-6, 2-4), the Red Sox still smashed their crucial rival at Yankee Stadium in the final game (4-3). Then they had a successful away game against the Detroit Tigers - 1-3, 5-3, 9-7. The series with Minnesota is Alex Cora's team's first home game. So the current 2-1 against the Twins is sure to make Red Sox fans very happy - 4-8, 4-0, 8-1.
Starting on the pitcher's mound for the Red Sox in the final game of the series with the Twins will be the experienced Rich Hill. In his debut match in the new league, the 42-year-old pitcher conceded 3 runs in 4.1 innings in a 5-3 win over Detroit.
Minnesota Doesn't Handle Strong Opponents
Rocco Baldelli's squad at the start of the 2022 championship does not look like a team that can even come close to their manager's best season - in 2019, Baldelli's Twins finished the championship with a 101-61, making the playoffs, where they lost to the New York Yankees. Since then, Minnesota has only gone downhill.
Leading up to the series in Boston, the Twins first played four home games against Seattle, finishing in a 1-2, 3-4, 10-4, 4-0 tie. Then, also on home field, they fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-7, 0-7. The series with the Red Sox, Minnesota's first away game of the season, has also been disappointing so far. The Twins have a complicated starting pitching calendar, but given the team's ambitions, that's hardly an excuse for such a poor start.
The starting pitcher for Minnesota for the final game of the series in Boston is 29-year-old Dylan Bundy, who spent the previous two seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. He did not concede a run in five innings against the Seattle Mariners (4-0) in his debut 2022 championship game.
Expert Betting Tips
The upcoming meeting is a special one for both teams. Not only do the host Boston Red Sox hope to win on Boston Marathon day, but Minnesota could also lose for the second straight series. The increased liability will surely force their opponents to act as cautiously as possible, which means there shouldn't be too many injuries. The high level of starting pitchers also hints at the under match.
In addition to the total, we can also consider betting on Boston. The instability of the Twins' relief, coupled with the great form of the Sox' batting lineup, incline us to bet on the home team.