The Red Sox saw their seven-game win streak snapped on Monday, as they fell to the Indians 3-2. Now they’ll try to start a new one on Tuesday as they take on the Tribe in the second of a three-game series in Cleveland.
Jake Peavy will get the ball for the Red Sox, looking for another solid start like he had in his last outing, when he threw eight innings against the Atlanta Braves, allowing three runs on eight hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Overall in 2014, Peavy holds a 1-2 record with a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts.
Peavy has made 11 career starts against the Tribe, most during his time with the White Sox from 2009-2013. In his career against Cleveland, he’s 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA in 11 starts. In his last start against the Indians, Peavy went seven innings and allowed just one run while striking out 11.
Of current hitters on the Indians, Asdurbal Cabrera, Michael Brantley, and Ryan Raburn are the only three who have faced him more than 10 times. Cabrera is 5-for-20 with a solo home run; Brantley is 4-for-19; and Raburn is 3-for-12 with two home runs and eight RBIs.
Rookie T.J. House will look to extend the Indians’ current winning streak to five on Tuesday, making his third start of the season. In his two other starts this year, he’s 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA, going 13.1 total inning and allowing six runs on 16 hits with three walks and nine strikeouts.
This will be the first time anyone on the Red Sox has faced House in the majors.