Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 26, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
Boston Red Sox -340 / Chicago White Sox +280 O/U: 9
The Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox will conclude their MLB series on Wednesday.
In the Monday opener, the Red Sox eked out a 6-5 win. On Tuesday, Boston plated two runs in both the fifth and third innings on the way to a 6-3 victory.
For Tuesday’s game, the White Sox will be sending out RHP Reynaldo Lopez for the start. Over his 86.2 innings and 4-7 record this year, Lopez has a 6.23 ERA with 80 Ks and 37 BBs.
The Sox put up 10 hits in the Tuesday game, but couldn't translate them into runs. Jon Jay was Chicago’s leading hitter there with three hits and an RBI.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re going with Chris Sale in the start. Across 95.1 innings and a 3-7 record this year, Sale has a 3.59 ERA with 138 Ks and 23 BBs.
Boston’s offense also put up 10 hits in the Tuesday game. Tops in hitting for the Sox was Rafael Devers with four hits, two runs and an RBI.
The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 2-5 in Lopez’s last seven Wednesday starts. Chicago is 2-6 in Lopez’s last eight road starts and 0-4 in his last four versus the AL East.
Meanwhile, Boston is 59-16 in their last 75 in game three of a series and 41-13 in their last 54 Wednesday games. The Red Sox are 2-5 in Sale’s last seven home starts and 5-2 in his last seven with four days’ rest.
Lopez has had some very promising starts this year, but he’s also hit some bumps, especially lately. He’s given up five or more earned runs in four of his last six starts and is 1-3 in that time.
As for Sale, he has four quality starts in his last six outings and really hasn’t had a whole lot of trouble lately aside from a lack of wins. It’s always fun to see him go up against his former team.
In this “laundry series” finale, I have to stick with the Red Sox, but the line is so ridiculous that I might just pick Chicago on principle.