The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox will conclude their series on Sunday from Progressive Rate Field. Chicago won the first game by a 4-3 margin, and Boston bounced back and won in extra innings by a score of 9-8. All 19 innings have resembled playoff baseball in October.
The first pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET. Nick Pivetta will face Lance Lynn, and this matchup heavily favors the White Sox.
MLB odds have the White Sox favored on the run line with a money line of +135. The Red Sox are -150 to win, and the over/under is set at 9. For more MLB picks and parlays, please visit BETUS Sportsbook.
Big League Win
Big league win is the perfect way to define Boston’s victory on Saturday night in Chicago. The team jumped to a hot start, going up 7-2 after the third inning. The Red Sox proceeded to allow five runs in the fourth inning to tie the game.
The White Sox took the lead in the fifth inning, but the Red Sox evened the score in the eighth. This allowed them to win in the 10th after scoring one run and holding off Chicago’s offense.
Travis Shaw had the tiebreaking single after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning. He was not supposed to be in the lineup, but J.D. Martinez was scratched from the lineup because of back spasms.
Shaw spoke to the media following the game about his role with the team.
He said, “This is kind of the first time I’ve been in this role. When I went back to Milwaukee, the first couple of months of the season, I was playing every day. Even last year in Toronto, I was playing five, six days a week. This is kind of the first time I’ve been in this role. … For me, it’s still new. I’m still trying to get used to it.”
After the game, Alex Cora had the best quote. He said, “That was a good one. That clubhouse is loud today.”
The Playoff Race
The playoff race is shaping up to be exciting in the American League. Even though the White Sox lost, they are 11 games ahead of the Indians in the American League Central. Cleveland was no-hit for the third time on Saturday night.
The Red Sox has a one-game advantage on the Yankees and Blue Jays in the American League Wild Card. On Saturday, Toronto won two games against the Orioles, tying New York for the second Wild Card position.
Who Wins the Series?
The series will be decided on Sunday, and the MLB lines favor the White Sox. If you are looking to bet online, you need to examine the pitching matchup in this game. The pitching duel heavily favors Lance Lynn and the White Sox.
Lynn is 10-4 with a 2.59 ERA and 152 strikeouts. Pivetta has been good as well in terms of his record, but his ERA is creeping toward five. The one thing about the Red Sox is they know how to compete.
This has been their saving grace throughout the COVID-19 injuries throughout the team. Chris Sale was supposed to make the start on Sunday, but COVID-19 will keep him off the mound. This will make the difference and allow the White Sox to win.