On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox visit the los angeles angels in afternoon MLB action. Right now, Boston is keeping a safe lead atop the American League East Division, but they've got the NY Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays both within four games. The Angeles are looking to try to put together a winning-streak based on a previous win. Here's the latest Red Sox vs. Angels game preview including matchup odds, start time, TV channels and how to watch the MLB game live streaming online.

Matchup preview

The Boston Red Sox are currently 55-44 overall and leading the AL East with the Yankees and Rays each 3.5 games back as of this report.

The Sox will send a struggling Rick Porcello (4-12, 4.60 ERA) to the mound in today's road game. Porcello hasn't exactly received much run support from his team, as ESPN noted the team has scored two or fewer runs in 10 of Porcello's 17 starts. Boston is looking to bounce back from their recent defeat at the hands of today's opponents.

The Los Angeles Angels are coming into today's game off a 7-3 win over Boston to move to 48-51 for the season. So far the two teams have split their meetings, making today's game the proverbial rubber match. In the win, Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs while Albert Pujols had a 3-for-4 day including two RBI. Today they'll send Parker Bridwell out for the start as the team is 6-1 in his seven starts this season.

Bridwell, who has just one year of experience, has recorded 27 strikeouts, a 3.18 ERA and a 3-1 record this season.

The current game odds from Vegas Insider have the visiting Red Sox as -120 to -128 favorites on the money line. The Angels are listed as +110 or slightly higher home underdogs at various sports books. Today's over/under runs total is at nine runs for the complete game.

How to watch it live

Sunday's Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels game is scheduled for a 3:37 p.m. Eastern Time start from Anaheim. For Boston or Northeast viewers, the NESN channel is the place to watch today's TV coverage. Fox Sports West is the top channel for Los Angeles Angeles region viewers.

For live streaming, viewers in the specific regions can use the respective websites or compatible apps for NESN or Fox Sports, such as FoxSports Go.

The MLB TV service also offers live streaming online game coverage. Fans can order a yearly package for all games or just their favorite team. In addition, there is a monthly subscription that customers can choose to watch live stream feeds for available MLB games.