Game 3 of the ALCS continues on Tuesday night for the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox. Join us for our free MLB picks for Game 3 of this series, as these two teams battle it out at Fenway Park.
ALCS Game 3 Picks: Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 4:00 ET
Location: Fenway Park, Detroit, MA
Red Sox vs. Tigers Live TV: FOX
Boston Red Sox (John Lackey) +143
Detroit Tigers (Justin Verlander) -147
The bats, they have been awoken in this series, as both the Tigers and the Red Sox have gotten up from their slumbers. Detroit plated five runs in Game 2, and it finally showed a bit of consistency, but in the end, it was the clutch hitting that we called for at the start of this series along with the suspect bullpen for the Tigers that made all the difference. Now, this series is tied, and there is a huge sense of relief right now in Beantown, especially knowing what’s coming in this one. RHP Justin Verlander is going to be on the bump, and regardless of everything that he did all season long, he has 28 straight scoreless innings under his belt and will be ready to deal in this one for sure.
It’s not a great matchup for RHP John Lackey, and we would be wasting your time if we really tried to explain to you why. Lackey wasn’t good in his first start in the ALDS, and he went just 10-13 in the regular season. That said, he might have been the most consistent starter that the Sox had in their rotation all season long, and we think that he can be counted on for a solid start in this one. That might mean six innings and three runs, but we do think that either way, Boston is going to be in it. The Red Sox bats aren’t going to fold under pressure like the bats did for the Oakland Athletics time and time (and time and time) again. The Sox will at least scratch out a couple against Verlander, and we think that there might be some more late inning heroics for the boys from Beantown. Fear the beards and rock the Sox on Tuesday night, as they’ll take a 2-0 series lead and will really put the pressure on Detroit after winning games with both RHP Max Scherzer and Verlander on the mound.
Red Sox @ Tigers Game 3 Pick: Boston Red Sox +142
Red Sox @ Tigers Score Prediction: Red Sox 4 – Tigers 3