The Boston Red Sox will kick off a nine-game homestand Tuesday when they take on the San Francisco Giants in the first of two meetings as -160 betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by Odds
The Red Sox saw a season-high five-game winning streak come to a halt Sunday with a 3-1 loss in the Bronx.
Former Red Sox hurler Jake Peavy will be on the mound for the Giants in their first visit to Fenway since June 2007.
Peavy has gone 3-1 over his past six starts to lift his record to 5-7 on the season, and he last earned a victory over Boston in 2011 as a member of the Chicago White Sox.
He went the distance in a 1-0 loss to the Red Sox the following season.
The Giants arrive in town looking to bounce back from a three-game sweep at the hands of the San Diego Padres over the weekend, ending the torrid 8-2 run the club took into the All-Star break.
San Francisco maintains a solid 5 1/2-game lead atop the National League West standings and continues to be the only team to closely challenge the Chicago Cubs on the World Series odds, pegged at +525.
However, recent visits to Boston have not worked out well for the Giants, who are winless in three previous interleague matchups at Fenway and are 8-3 in the teams’ 11 meetings overall.
They split two games with the Red Sox at AT&T Park in early June.
They held the Yankees to just nine total hits in their two victories before David Price gave up 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday’s loss.
That outing featured more of the inconsistency that has marked Price’s first season with Boston.