The stage is set for an intriguing MLB clash at Fenway Park on May 13, 2024, when the Tampa Bay Rays visit the Boston Red Sox, with the first pitch slated for 7:10 PM under clear skies.

Leading the charge for Tampa Bay will be pitcher Zach Eflin, who holds a commendable ERA of 3.750. The Red Sox counter with Kutter Crawford, showcasing an impressive ERA of 1.748. This matchup is critical as it can influence the standing positions within the AL East. Currently, the Rays are 10th in the division with a 20-21 record, while the Red Sox are slightly better positioned at 8th with a 21-19 record.

In examining the teams’ recent performances, the Rays have achieved six wins out of their last ten games but come into this contest with a loss in their previous game. On the other hand, the Red Sox are on a winning streak, having secured victories in their last two games. Interestingly, the Rays have been more successful in night games compared to day games, whereas the Red Sox have a more balanced record in different times.

Betting enthusiasts will find the odds intriguing for this game. The point spread is set at 1.5 in favor of the Red Sox, highlighting the close contest expected. The over/under for total runs scored is pegged at 8.5, suggesting a moderately high-scoring game. For those looking into moneyline bets, the Red Sox are favored with -121 odds at home, whereas the Rays stand at +101, marking them as underdogs yet with competitive potential.