It’s a four game battle of the Sox, as the Chicago White Sox visit the Boston Red Sox in Beantown tonight for the opening game of the set. The first pitch at historic Fenway Park is scheduled to be thrown at 7:10ET.
All eyes will be on former Red Sox third/first baseman Kevin Youklis as he returns to the place he called home for over eight years. It is hard to imagine a scenario other than the Boston faithful paying tribute to their former star for all the excitement and memories he provided for them all those years. Start your MLB Betting action on White Sox vs. Red Sox game.
His fall from grace had a little to do with him not seeing eye to eye with new BoSox manager, Bobby Valentine and alot to do with Will Middlebrooks emerging as the future at third base for the Red Sox. Since changing his socks from Red to White, Youkalis has hit .295, with 3 home runs and 15 runs batted in, during his first 16 games with Chicago.
The White Sox took two of three from the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, including a 9-8 win Friday night and a 2-1 triumph yesterday. In the Sunday contest, all star pitcher Chris Sale got his eleventh win of the year and Adam Dunn had a roundtripper for the third game in a row in which he has homered. The White Sox (49-39) currently lead the AL Central division by 3.5 games, 4 in the loss column over Detroit. They are 7-3 in their last 10 and 25-17 away from the Windy City.
Boston (45-44) has struggled some this season. At the moment, they are sharing the cellar of the AL East with Toronto, 9.5 games behind the Yankees. They are just 3-7 in their past 10 contests and only 22-24 at Fenway. They did take two out of three from the Rays in St. Petersburg to end the week. Check the MLB Odds for White Sox vs. Red Sox game
Tonight’s pitchers both have limited starts, with right hander Dylan Axlerod (1-2,6.16ERA) making his sixth one for the White Sox, owning an 0-2 record and a 7.11 ERA when starting. Another righty takes the hill for the Red Sox, Aaron Cook (2-2,4.37ERA) who returned from the disabled list on June 24.
Boston is a home favorite tonight at -$130, while the White Sox are a +$120. You can play the over/under of a hefty 11 total runs on a $115/$100 moneyline.
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