The last place Boston Red Sox have little else to look forward to this season other than preventing the hated New York Yankees from winning the American League East, and Boston seems to offer good home underdog value here with southpaw Henry Owens facing Masahiro Tanaka. Yes, Tanaka has been steady as usual this year going 10-6 with a 3.62 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 110 strikeouts vs. 24 walks in 121.2 innings. With that said, the Red Sox have given him more trouble than most other teams as he has allowed 14 runs in just 12.2 innings in his last three starts against Boston. More importantly, young Owens is more than capable of matching Tanaka having allowed three runs or less in four of his five starts in the majors including exactly one earned run three times. The Red Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Pick: Red Sox +131