Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Friday May 3, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
The Line: Boston Red Sox -190 / Chicago White Sox +160 -- Over/Under: 8
The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 34 hits and 15 RBI while Mookie Betts and Rafael Devers have combined for 65 hits and 24 RBI. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he is 0-5 with a 6.30 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Sale is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The White Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Chicago White Sox have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 38 hits and 18 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu have combined for 68 hits and 50 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 6.03 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-0 in Sales last 4 Friday starts, 4-1 in Sales last 5 starts vs. American League Central and 0-6 in Sales last 6 starts. The White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in Lopezs last 5 home starts. The Red Sox are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings and the under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-2-1 in White Sox last 8 home games. The over is 8-3-2 in Sales last 13 starts overall.
We're getting big plus money to fade a Boston Red Sox club that has yet to put everything together and a pitcher in Sale who has just been awful through 30 innings. Sale is allowing a .271 batting average on the season, has walked 10 batters and has allowed two or more earned runs in five of his six starts. Lopez had major struggles to start the season, but he's given up a combined three earned runs in his last 18 innings and is coming off a game against the Detroit Tigers where he had 14 strikeouts. The Chicago White Sox are also swinging a hot bat right now, and you know the franchise will be eager to stick it to Sale, their former pitcher who left on bad terms. I like the value of the plus money.