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Red Sox bring 5-game win streak into game against the Guardians

June 25, 2022 GMT

Boston Red Sox (40-31, third in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Guardians (36-30, first in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Josh Winckowski (2-1, 3.68 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, nine strikeouts); Guardians: Shane Bieber (3-3, 3.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 84 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -160, Red Sox +137; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox aim to keep their five-game win streak going when they visit the Cleveland Guardians.

Cleveland has a 16-11 record at home and a 36-30 record overall. Guardians pitchers have a collective 3.70 ERA, which ranks seventh in the majors.

Boston has gone 20-15 in road games and 40-31 overall. The Red Sox are 18-3 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Saturday’s game is the second time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez has 21 doubles, four triples and 16 home runs for the Guardians. Josh Naylor is 11-for-31 with six doubles, a home run and six RBI over the past 10 games.

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Rafael Devers has 17 home runs, 20 walks and 44 RBI while hitting .331 for the Red Sox. Xander Bogaerts is 14-for-33 with three doubles and four RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 7-3, .260 batting average, 3.82 ERA, even run differential

Red Sox: 8-2, .288 batting average, 3.50 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs

INJURIES: Guardians: Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (elbow), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (back), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (hip), Kike Hernandez: 10-Day IL (hip), Matt Barnes: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.