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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tyson Ross

I have been a fan of Ross this season but it’s hard to overlook his last two starts in which he has allowed 15 runs on 14 hits over seven innings while walking five and striking out just two.  After a strong start Ross has started to fade while the Dodgers offense is starting to pick it up thanks to the surging power of Max Muncy . LAD will stack their lineup full of left-handed hitters tonight as lefties are hitting .303 with an OPS of .883 off Ross this season.  Using Muncy, Joc Pederson , Cody Bellinger and Yasmani Grandal will be popular plays tonight with outfielder Andrew Toles being a contrarian piece given his track record against RHP over the years.

Boston Red Sox vs J.A. Happ

The Red Sox had struggled to start the season against LHP which included a game against Happ in which he allowed just one run on four hits while striking out 10 over seven innings in his lone start against the Red Sox this season.  However, Boston has started to improve against southpaws of late and the recent acquisition of former Blue Jay Steve Pearce has certainly helped that cause as well. The Red Sox will have just three left-handed bats in their lineup tonight in outfielder Andrew Benintendi , second basemen Brock Holt and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. which means the other six hitters will be right-handed.  The Red Sox offense is also firing on all cylinders right now and are among the league's best home teams in baseball, ranking third in runs, first in batting average and first in OPS at home this season. Happ has also been struggling of late, having allowed 20 earned runs over his last 22.2 innings pitched so Boston could be catching him at the right time. The chalk Red Sox player tonight will be Pearce as he is 10-for-28 (.357) with two doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI in his career vs Happ.

Contrarian Stack

Toronto Blue Jays vs David Price

Price has been an enigma this season with the Red Sox as he continues to go through stretches where he gets knocked around only to come back and fire a few starts in which he looks like a former Cy Young Award winner.  Right now Price is on the downswing after getting rocked for eight runs by the Yankees and struggling against the woeful Royals in his last outing. He now faces a Blue Jays team that will be featuring an entire lineup of right-handed hitters. Righties this season have hit 13 of the 16 home runs allowed by Price and they are hitting .252 with a .755 OPS off him on the year.  Price has faced the Blue Jays twice this season, allowing four runs on nine hits while walking seven and striking out 10 over 10.1 innings.