Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox
The Boston Red Sox fell to a tie for the lead in the American League East as they fell to the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on Monday Night. The Red Sox are -165 favorites over the White Sox with an over/under run total set at 9 runs.
The Boston Red Sox have been one of the hottest teams in baseball of late but they fell to Chicago with one of their hottest pitchers on the mound. Adrian Gonzalez homered and had two hits, David Ortiz had two hits, and Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, And Kevin Youklis all had hits in a seven hit three run offensive effort. Jon Lester was unimpressive and didn’t have his best stuff as he allowed eight hits and seven earned runs while striking out four over 5.2 innings to take his second loss of the year. On Tuesday Boston starts Alfredo Aceves who has yet to take a loss this season as a starter or in relief. For the season Aceves has allowed 20 hits and seven earned runs while striking out 17 in 28.1 innings of work.
The Chicago White Sox haven’t recovered from their slow start this season and they may not recover at all this season but the AL Central’s biggest payroll showed they are a talented team capable of beating anyone. Paul Konerko homered and had two hits, while Alexei Ramirez and A.J. Pierzynski both had two hits in the 12 hit seven run assault on Boston starting pitching on Monday. Jake Peavy had yet another strong start allowing six hits and three runs striking out two over seven innings of work to get his second win of the season and the Sox fifth win in a row at Fenway. For Tuesday’s game Chicago starts Phillip Humber who has had three no decisions and a win in his last four starts. For the season Humber has allowed 43 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 33 in 60 innings of work.
Boston is 4-1 in their last five game two of a series, 16-6 in their last 22 overall, and 10-3 in their last 13 against the AL Central. Chicago is 4-1 in their last five game two of a series, 2-4 in their last six road games, and 3-8 in their last 11 against the AL East. Chicago is 8-1 in the last nine meetings of these two.
The White Sox just match up extremely well against the Red Sox, as there is no other explanation for their dominance so with the value being on Chicago, that’s where we are as well. Take the White Sox plus the 145.
Chicago White Sox +145 Boston Red Sox