The Boston Red Sox can wrap up their four-game series with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday with a sweep. It would be a nice measure of revenge after the Tigers swept the Sox in three games to open the season.
On the mound for Boston is Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15 ERA), who has since settled in after a rough start to his season against the Tigers. Beckett surrendered seven earned runs in that game on April 7, including five long balls. He has not given up a home run in his last three starts, and has allowed only three runs during that same stretch.
Detroit gives the ball to Max Scherzer. Like Beckett, the young pitcher has had some ups and downs early in the season, but has improved of late. Scherzer has three wins in his last four starts. In 10 starts and 54 innings this season, the Tigers' righty has struck out 72 batters and walked just 18. He has a 5.67 ERA and a 4-3 record.
Date / Time: Thursday, May 31, 7:10 p.m. ET
Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.
TV: NESN, MLB Network
Probable Starters: Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15 ERA ) vs. Max Scherzer (4-3, 5.67 ERA)
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