After last night's trouncing, the Red Sox look to take the series against the lowly Athletics. Sean Manaea will be making his third big league start for the Athletics after taking a no decision last Wednesday, allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings against the Seattle Mariners. In his first two starts, he has allowed four runs each time. With the inexperienced left hander on the mound, look for the Red Sox to feast.
For the Red Sox, they send Sean O'Sullivan to the mound, where he will be making his first start with his new team. O'Sullivan is taking lefty Henry Owens' position in the rotation until the Red Sox get a definitive answer on the status of Eduardo Rodriguez. In his career, O'Sullivan has made 52 starts, with a 10-22 record and a 6.07 ERA. While these numbers are alarming, O'Sullivan is someone that is easy to root for and looks like he belongs in a beer league slow-pitch softball tournament, rather than taking the mound at America's most historic and iconic ballpark.
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