A pair of MLB's top hitters face off when the Tampa Bay Rays (42-19) and Boston Red Sox (30-29) play at 4:05 PM ET on Monday, at Fenway Park. Yandy Diaz has a .312 batting average (seventh in league) for the Rays, and Masataka Yoshida ranks fifth at .318.

The Rays will give the ball to Shane McClanahan (8-1, 2.07 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 9 on the season, and the Red Sox will counter with Brayan Bello (3-3, 3.89 ERA).

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Red Sox vs. Rays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV: NESN
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Venue: Fenway Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: McClanahan - TB (8-1, 2.07 ERA) vs Bello - BOS (3-3, 3.89 ERA)

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Red Sox Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Brayan Bello

  • Bello (3-3) takes the mound first for the Red Sox in his ninth start of the season. He's put together a 3.89 ERA in 39 1/3 innings pitched, with 41 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds, the righty went four innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering five hits.
  • The 24-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.89, with 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season. Opponents are batting .280 against him.
  • Bello has recorded two quality starts this year.
  • Bello has pitched five or more innings in a game five times this season heading into this game.

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Shane McClanahan

  • McClanahan (8-1) will take to the mound for the Rays and make his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander's last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs, giving up two earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 2.07 ERA this season with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.5 walks per nine across 12 games.
  • He has started 12 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in eight of them.
  • McClanahan will look to finish five or more innings for the fourth start in a row.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this year, the 26-year-old ranks second in ERA (2.07), 30th in WHIP (1.148), and 11th in K/9 (10.6).

Shane McClanahan vs. Red Sox

  • The Red Sox rank fifth in MLB with a .263 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fifth in the league (.432) and 65 home runs.
  • The left-hander has allowed the Red Sox to go 2-for-17 with an RBI in five innings this season.

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