Last Updated Oct 11, 2021, 2:00 AM

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Predictions, Odds, Preview

October 11, 2021
Jonathan Willis
MLB Expert

Game 4 of the ALDS sees the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays after winning Game 3 in a wild 13 inning game. Opening pitch is set for 7:07 p.m. ET and will air on FS1 from Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Game 4 Predictions

Game 3 of this series was an instant classic. The Tampa Bay Rays were able to hang around despite allowing 15 hits, taking the Boston Red Sox to extra innings after scoring two runs in the eighth.

Unfortunately for the Rays, the 13th inning was unlucky for Tampa Bay. It looked like Kevin Kiermaier had driven in the go-ahead run with two outs in the inning, but it was called a ground-rule double after the ball bounced off Hunter Renfroe and over the short wall. They were unable to score, and then Christian Vazquez walked it off with a two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning. That was an especially brutal beat for anyone that had Rays +1.5 on the run line.

Tampa Bay used nine pitchers in Game 3, but the Rays should be able to pull off the upset on Monday and force a decisive Game 5 in Tropicana Field.

Boston may have won the battle on Sunday evening in Beantown, but the Red Sox have a much worse bullpen and have now used presumed Game 4 starter Nick Pivetta. That means the Red Sox will have to use Eduardo Rodriguez, and he was rocked by the Rays in Game 1. He allowed two hits and two walks and couldn’t get out of the second inning in the 5-0 loss.

Score Prediction: Rays 7, Red Sox 3

Best Bet: Rays ML

Best Bet: Over

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Game 4 Betting Odds

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