A pair of World Series contenders headline Tuesday’s MLB schedule. The Boston Red Sox will host the Cleveland Indians in the middle of a three-game set. The Cleveland Indians take on the Boston Red Sox in their first series since the 2016 postseason when the Indians earned a sweep. The Red Sox will put Doug Fister on the mound against Carlos Carrasco, but Fister has yet to win this season (0-5) and has a 7.46 ERA.
The Indians will send out Carlos Carrasco (10-4, 3.58 ERA), who took a no-decision in a 10-4 home victory over the Los Angeles Angels in his last start. Carrasco allowed a pair of runs on six hits over 6.1 innings while striking out five. The 30-year-old righthander is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.66 in five appearances (three starts) against the Red Sox in his career and in 2017. Carrasco is 7-2 in 11 road starts with an ERA of 2.87.
The Red Sox will go with Doug Fister (0-5, 7.46 ERA), who took a relief loss in his latest outing as Boston fell 6-5 in Seattle. He gave up two runs on three hits in 2.2 innings, striking out three and walking two. The 33-year-old righty is 5-4 in 16 career starts against Cleveland with an ERA of 3.13. At home this season, Fister is 0-3 in three games (two starts) with an ERA of 8.31.
According to Bovada The Indians are 6-4 in their last 10 against the Red Sox, including a three-game sweep in last year’s ALDS. Six games have gone under, with a push.