Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (57-68) at Chicago White Sox (58-65)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
R Porcello (5-11) (5.81) vs. C Sale (12-7) (3.34)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -173 / Boston Red Sox +163 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look for another win at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox.
The Boston Red Sox won’t be participating in the playoffs and are just trying to avoid the AL East basement. The Red Sox were looking for back to back wins but some late Chicago offense did them in by a 5-4 count on Tuesday. Starter Wade Miley was charged with all five runs on 13 hits over 6.2 frames to absorb the loss. The Rd Sox attack consisted of eight hits with Mookie Betts going 2-4 with a run and two RBI’s while Pablo Sandoval double in a run and scored. The Red Sox hand the ball to Rick Porcello who makes his first start since coming off the disabled list. On the season Porcello is 5-11 with a 5.81 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP covering 20 starts.
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The Chicago White Sox have slowly faded out of the postseason conversation with the arms and bats unable to get on the same page often enough. With Tuesday’s victory the White Sox avoided a three game skid as starter Jose Quintana received a no decision with all four runs scored (three earned) on seven hits through six innings while three relievers put up zeros. The bats racked up 15 hits with Trayce Thompson leading the way with three hits and three RBI’s. Ace left hander Chris Sale toes the rubber versus the Red Sox on Wednesday for the second time. Sale has won three in a row with five runs plated on ten hits over 21.1 innings pitched.
The over is 21-4-2 in Boston’s last 27 overall while the Red Sox are 4-12 in their last 16 road games and are 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog. The over is 10-1 in Chicago’s last 11 games as a favorite and is 21-6 in their last 27 overall while going 21-6 in their last 27 on grass. Right or wrong I have to live and die with one of the best hurlers in the game…