chicago white sox vs boston red sox predictions and preview

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MLB chicago white sox vs boston red sox predictions and preview


 

 

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The rubber match between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox gets underway tonight at 8:10 ET from Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL. The two clubs split the first two games of the series while the White Sox are 4-1 in the season series.

 

Red Sox Six-Game Win Streak Snapped

After a 16-run outburst on Tuesday against the White Sox, the Red Sox were only able to muster up one run in last night’s 3-1 loss to Chicago. The lone run was courtesy of an Alex Verdugo RBI single in the top of the 1st. Rich Hill threw pretty well for Boston, but still took the loss in the effort. He lasted 5.0 innings and allowed three runs (two earned) while surrendering just two hits and a walk. 

 

 

 

Michael Wacha will try to get Boston back on track tonight in the series finale. The 30-year-old hurler is 3-0 this season for the Red Sox and he owns a 1.76 ERA to go along with a 1.10 WHIP over six starts. Most recently, the right-hander took a no-decision against the Mariners on Friday night. Wacha went 4.2 innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks. Boston won the game and improved to 5-1 in Wacha’s starts this season. 

 

Boston’s offense has been heating up recently. They currently rank 13th in team OPS (.707) and they boast the sixth-best team batting average at .250 entering tonight’s game. Rafeal Devers leads the way with 10 home runs while Trevor Story has eight long balls to his name this season. Four of Story’s eight homers have come over the last three games. 

White Sox 3-1 Over Last Four Games

Lucas Giolito settled in after giving up the early run to the Red Sox last night. The right-hander earned the win for the White Sox (-149), and threw 6.0 innings, allowing five hits and four walks. Chicago mustered up just five hits in the game and their only scoring play was a three-run bomb from Jake Burger in the 5th. Burger was just called up since Luis Robert was sidelined with an illness.

 

 

It’s been a far fall from grace for 2015 Cy Young winner, Dallas Keuchel. The lefty owns a 2-4 record this season and his ERA is 6.60 with a WHIP of 2.00. Keuchel started on Saturday, giving up six earned runs against the Yankees over 4.0 innings. He allowed six hits and issued three walks while striking out nobody. 

Despite boasting a lineup featuring some pretty big names, the White Sox are ranked as a bottom tier team this season when it comes to offensive production. The Southsiders are 20th in team batting average at .233 and they have the 25th-ranked OPS at .647. As for individual efforts, the aforementioned Robert leads the team with six home runs this season. Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson are right behind him with five long balls apiece. Anderson is batting .355 on the year with a .395 OBP over 37 games played.





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