Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Picks and Predictions May 30th 2024

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers MLB Thu, May 30, 19:10 pm.
Boston Red Sox
ML: -125
Detroit Tigers
ML: 105

Hey baseball fans! The Boston Red Sox are kicking off a six-game homestand with a four-game weekend series against the Detroit Tigers. Both teams are eager to bounce back after recent losses, making this series a prime opportunity to regain some momentum. Let’s dive into their latest performances, key players to watch, and what we can expect from this exciting showdown.

Recent Performances

Red Sox’s Struggles Against Orioles

The Red Sox are coming off a tough 6-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Despite an early lead thanks to Dominic Smith’s RBI, Gunnar Henderson’s grand slam off Kutter Crawford changed the game’s course.

Manager Alex Cora had this to say:
“That inning just got away from us, and they did what they do. The Orioles are a complete team. They do a lot of good stuff, and they keep getting better.”

On the bright side, Connor Wong had a solid game, going 2-for-4 and scoring Boston’s only run.

Tigers’ Doubleheader Split

The Tigers split their doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. They crushed Game 1 with an 8-0 win, led by Tarik Skubal’s seven shutout innings, but then stumbled with a 10-2 loss in the nightcap, ending their four-game winning streak.

Manager A.J. Hinch praised Matt Vierling:
“I’m seeing a lot of awesomeness. He’s taken a lot of work that he’s been doing behind the scenes into the game. The pull-side in the air, we’ve talked about it enough, now we’re watching it. He’s been incredible.”

Vierling hit his fourth homer in three games, bringing his season total to seven.

Pitching Matchups

Nick Pivetta for the Red Sox

Nick Pivetta (2-3, 4.20 ERA) will be on the mound for Boston, aiming to bounce back from a tough outing against the Milwaukee Brewers. Despite hitting his 1,000th career strikeout, he allowed five runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings.

Reflecting on his performance, Pivetta said:
“I’m only going to pitch well if I don’t walk guys. I got behind guys and walked guys. I paid for it, regardless of the contact, getting into those counts, and walking guys led to damage. I wasn’t able to get the job done.”

Pivetta has a solid record against Detroit, with a 1-0 record and a 3.12 ERA in two appearances (one start).

Jack Flaherty for the Tigers

Jack Flaherty (1-4, 3.84 ERA) will start for the Tigers, looking to extend his streak of five straight starts with at least six innings. Despite his efforts, he’s faced three losses in this stretch, including a recent 6 1/3-inning outing against the Toronto Blue Jays where he allowed three runs.

Flaherty’s last start against Boston ended in a no-decision, pitching 3 1/3 innings and allowing four earned runs.

Key Players to Watch

Boston Red Sox

Dominic Smith:
Smith’s early RBI against the Orioles highlights his potential to drive the Red Sox’s offense.

Connor Wong:
Wong’s solid performance in the last game shows he can be a game-changer both offensively and defensively.

Detroit Tigers

Matt Vierling:
Vierling’s recent power surge, with four homers in three games, makes him a player to keep an eye on.

Tarik Skubal:
Although not pitching in this game, Skubal’s impressive performance in Game 1 of the doubleheader showcases his importance to the Tigers’ rotation.

What to Expect

With both teams having nearly identical records, this series is set to be highly competitive. The Red Sox and Tigers are both eager to bounce back from their recent losses, and the performances of Pivetta and Flaherty will be crucial. Key players like Dominic Smith, Connor Wong, and Matt Vierling will also play pivotal roles in their teams’ success.


The upcoming series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers promises to be a tightly contested affair. Both teams are looking to rebound and gain momentum, making this a must-watch series for fans. As the Red Sox begin their homestand, all eyes will be on the key players and pitching matchups that could determine the outcome of these games. Don’t miss it!

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Thu, May 30, 09:34 am.
Boston Red Sox
O 7
Detroit Tigers
U 7
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