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Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Wednesday, May 5th

We go over some of the best MLB teams to stack for DFS on DraftKings for Wednesday’s main slate.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) flashes a smile as he heads up the first baseline following his second inning home run during a regular season MLB game against the visiting Detroit Tigers on May 4, 2021 at Fenway Park in Boston. Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

We have 16 games on Wednesday in MLB, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 11 games starting at 7:05 p.m. ET. There’s also five early games, which includes a doubleheader featuring the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals at 5:15 p.m. ET.

Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the MLB game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can learn more about MLB DFS strategy, including team stacks, here.

Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the MLB slate on Wednesday, May 5th.

Tigers vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

J.D. Martinez ($5300)
Xander Bogaerts ($5200)
Christian Vazquez ($4200)
Alex Verdugo ($4200)
Kike Hernandez ($3800)

For our first DFS team stack, we are going to look at an AL matchup between Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. ET. This game along with the Houston Astros and New York Yankees are the only two games with run totals set 9.0 or higher. The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 11-7 on Monday night, which was a must-needed win after losing two straight games against the Texas Rangers.

Boston has one of the best offenses in the majors, averaging 4.97 runs per game. The Sox are also averaging 6.67 runs in their last three games. On Wednesday night, they’ll be going up against Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize. The 24-year-old has a record of 1-3 and ERA of 5.06. This season, right-handed hitters have crushed Mize, hitting .311/.392/.600 with 3 HRs and 7 RBI. Xander Bogaerts is a must-start in this team DFS stack, having recorded a hit in four consecutive games. He’s also hitting .351 with 6 HRs, 17 RBI and averaging 9.5 fantasy points per game.

Blue Jays vs. Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($5500)
Bo Bichette ($5300)
Marcus Semien ($4600)
Teoscar Hernandez ($4000)
Randal Grichuk ($3800)

In the last game on the Wednesday slate, we have the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Oakland Athletics at 9:40 p.m. ET. DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total set at 8.0. Robbie Ray will be on the mound for the Blue Jays, while Chris Bassitt will get the start for Athletics. In terms of a DFS team stack, we’re going to focus on Toronto. The Jays have lost the first two games to the Athletics after sweeping the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. Toronto has the better offense, hitting .234 and averaging 4.46 runs per game this season.

Bassitt has a record of 2-2 and 3.93 ERA. He has recorded 36 strikeouts in 34.1 IP, while giving up 12 walks and three home runs. The 32-year-old has a record of 0-2 at home with an ERA of 4.67 in three starts.

Rangers vs. Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET

Byron Buxton ($5700)
Nelson Cruz ($5400)
Josh Donaldson ($5100)
Mitch Garver ($4900)
Willians Astudillo ($4000)

To wrap up our DFS team stacks for the Wednesday night slate, we are going to look at the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins. Both teams have each one a game in this four-game series, with the Rangers defeating the Twins 6-3 in extra innings Tuesday. Former KBO MVP pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang will be on the mound for the Rangers, while Lewis Thorpe will get the start for the Twins.

DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total set at 8.5, which is not farfetched based on the first two games, where 11 and 9 runs were scored, respectively. The Twins are a good team stack to play, especially with the way Buxton is hitting. The former first-round pick is hitting .386 with 9 HRs and 17 RBI and averaging 12.7 fantasy points per game.