The Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox are both in second place in their respective divisions. Each team is trying to make the postseason as they close out a three game series Wednesday afternoon. The matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox is scheduled to start on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 7:10 p.m. ET at Fenway Park. The ballgame will be broadcast on FOX Sports Detroit and NESN.
The Detroit Tigers not as good on the road and are a couple games under .500 right now. The Tigers will be sending rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer to the mound for this ballgame. Fulmer has been the best starting pitcher and is a big reason Detroit remains competitive. He has 15 starts this year with a 9-2 record and a 2.41 ERA. The opposing teams are just getting 6.9 hits and .7 home runs per nine innings of pitching. Fulmer has shown that he can get the big strikeout when needed and is striking out 8.1 per nine innings. He is also walking three per nine innings. The Tigers offense ranks in the middle of the pack in the AL with 454 runs scored. After the break, Detroit outfielder Justin Upton hit a pair of homers in seven games and has a .348 on base percentage over the last week. The Detroit catcher position is still an issue with James McCann posting a .548 OPS and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hitting just .188. Shortstop Jose Iglesias is also doing below average with a .255 batting average. The rest of the Tigers are doing rather great.
The Boston Red Sox is a much better home team than road team. They have a 32-22 record at home. The BoSox will send its young southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound for this game. Rodriguez returned to the majors on July 26 and only allowed one run over seven innings against the Yankees. The next game against the Twins, he gave up two runs and struck out eight in five and a third innings. Rodriguez has had a tough season with a 2-4 record and and 6.70 ERA. These numbers is what led to his demotion to the minors earlier this year. The Boston offense have outscored all other baseball offenses by 40 runs this year. Best Sports Site Blog will give the edge to the Red Sox who are the top team in runs scored, are at home, and have the better offense.