After last night's dominant performance from ace David Price, the Red Sox have won five straight, seven of nine and 10 of 13. They have scored 51 runs on 62 hits (10 home runs) in their last four games and are on pace to be one of the more historic offenses in the history of baseball. Seeking a sixth straight win, the Red Sox send knuckleballer Steven Wright to the mound. Wright has been dominant up until this point in the season, sporting a 3-3 record and one of the lowest ERAs in all of baseball at 1.52. In all six starts of Wright's season, he has gone at least six innings and allowed two runs or fewer. Last time out, Wright was dominant against the New York Yankees, throwing a three-hit complete game where he allowed only one run.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Houston Astros are tossing Lance McCullers into the fire against the Boston Red Sox. McCullers is a hard-throwing right hander that has not pitched this season due to shoulder discomfort. However, last season McCullers had a strong rookie campaign, going 6-7 with a 3.22 ERA in 22 starts. McCullers will have his hands full with this Red Sox lineup, which is the hottest in all of baseball. If the Red Sox are able to rough up the sophomore early in this game and get to the bullpen early, then this could be an extremely long series for the Houston Astros.
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