Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 6/3/23 – MLB Pick





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The Tampa Bay Rays will be playing against the Boston Red Sox on June 3, 2023 at 1:10 PM at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays are entering the game with a solid record of 40 wins and 18 losses. Their away performance is notable, with 14 wins and 12 losses. In terms of recent form, the Rays have been doing well, with 4 wins in their last 5 games, the most recent one being a 4-3 win against the Chicago White Sox.

The Rays have a .267 team average with 340 runs, 523 hits, and 103 home runs. Their on-base percentage (OBP) is .343 and their slugging percentage (SLG) is .486. The team’s earned run average (ERA) is 3.69 with a walks and hits per inning pitched (WHIP) of 1.21. They have given up 181 walks and struck out 485 batters. Their opponents’ batting average (OBA) is .230. They have a good record on day games with 18 wins and 8 losses.

The probable starting pitcher for the Rays is Josh Fleming, who has a 1-0 win-loss record, 4.62 earned run average (ERA), and 1.44 walks and hits per inning pitched (WHIP). Over 48.2 innings pitched, Fleming has allowed 51 hits, struck out 24, walked 19, and given up 9 home runs.

Key players to watch for the Rays include Yandy Diaz, who is leading the team in home runs with 12 and has a .310 batting average, and Randy Arozarena, who leads the team with 40 runs batted in (RBI) and has hit 11 home runns.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have a record of 29 wins and 27 losses, with a home record of 16 wins and 13 losses. They have won 3 of their last 5 games, with their most recent game being an 8-2 win against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Red Sox have a .264 team average with 293 runs, 507 hits, and 65 home runs. Their OBP is .333 and their SLG is .436. The team’s ERA is 4.65 with a WHIP of 1.32. They have given up 168 walks and struck out 474 batters. Their OBA is .252. Their record on day games is 13 wins and 10 losses.

The probable starting pitcher for the Red Sox is Tanner Houck, who has a 3-4 win-loss record, 5.30 ERA, and 1.27 WHIP. Over 52.2 innings pitched, Houck has allowed 50 hits, struck out 50, walked 17, and given up 7 home runs.

Key players to watch for the Red Sox include Rafael Devers, who is leading the team in both home runs and RBI with 13 and 48, respectively, and Masataka Yoshida, who leads the team with a .312 batting average.


In the regular season series between the two teams so far, the Tampa Bay Rays have dominated, leading 4-0. The Red Sox will be hoping to turn this trend around in this game.

In terms of the 2023 American League East Standings, the Tampa Bay Rays are leading with a .690 win percentage, while the Boston Red Sox are in fifth place with a .518 win percentage.

This matchup promises to be an interesting clash between the top-ranked Rays and a Red Sox team that will be looking to make a statement at home. Fans and analysts will be watching closely to see how the starting pitchers perform, and which star players will step up to make a difference in the game. We do look for the Boston Red Sox to do good at home and take advantage of a Rays team who is saving themselves for the night cap of the double header.

Our Pick: Boston Red Sox on the Over.

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