MLB Game of the Week: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox

The Major League Baseball season is heating up as we near the All-Star break next month. The best teams are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack, while a handful of other teams are trying to figure things out. This is the case when the Boston Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox this week at Fenway Park.

Boston got off to a miserable start in 2019, but they are back to playing like a playoff team. The Red Sox enter the week with a record of 42-37, but still have work to do to return to the American League Playoffs. The Chicago White Sox are showing signs of competing, but come into this game with a record of 36-39. There are some great betting opportunities in this series, but none better than the matchup on Wednesday night.

Sale Out For Revenge on Chicago

Chris Sale grew up in the White Sox farm system, but was traded away to the Boston Red Sox. Sale will be on the mound on Wednesday night, and will have plenty of motivation to have a dominating performance against his former team. Sale got off to a 1-7 start this season, but has won his last two decisions and have a respectable ERA of just 3.59. The Red Sox ace gives the Red Sox a great chance to win this game.

Boston has hit 111 home runs already this season, but the rest of their offensive game has taken a huge step back. Mookie Betts leads the team with a .386 on-base percentage, but several other Red Sox stars are scuffling at the plate. J.D. Martinez leads the team with 16 home runs, but this isn't the same lineup as it was a season ago.

White Sox Still A Few Years Away

The Chicago White Sox have a ton of young talent in their lineup, but they still have plenty of improvements to make. First baseman Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 17 home runs and 54 runs batted in, and is the biggest slugging threat on the team. Rookie Eloy Jimenez has blasted 12 homers this season, and should be a stud in a few years. The White Sox do strike out a lot, and that won't work well against Sale.

Another issue for the White Sox is that Reynaldo Lopez will be on the mound in this game. Lopez has been hit hard all season long and brings a whopping 6.23 earned run average into this game. He has already given up 21 home runs this season, and that could ban issue at hitter-friendly Fenway Park.
Sale, Boston Takes Care of Chicago

There is no doubt that Chris Sale still feels some hatred towards the Chicago White Sox, and he will be fired up on that mound. Sale is starting to turn things around of late, and he should be able to dominate a young White Sox lineup. The White Sox are going to be really good in the near future, but they aren't even close to the level of the Red Sox. Bet the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox in the MLB Game of the Week.

from the rest of the pack, while a handful of other teams are trying to figure things out. This is the case when the Boston Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox this week at Fenway Park.

Boston got off to a miserable start in 2019, but they are back to playing like a playoff team. The Red Sox enter the week with a record of 42-37, but still have work to do to return to the American League Playoffs. The Chicago White Sox are showing signs of competing, but come into this game with a record of 36-39. There are some great betting opportunities in this series, but none better than the matchup on Wednesday night.
Sale Out For Revenge on Chicago

Chris Sale grew up in the White Sox farm system, but was traded away to the Boston Red Sox. Sale will be on the mound on Wednesday night, and will have plenty of motivation to have a dominating performance against his former team. Sale got off to a 1-7 start this season, but has won his last two decisions and have a respectable ERA of just 3.59. The Red Sox ace gives the Red Sox a great chance to win this game.

Boston has hit 111 home runs already this season, but the rest of their offensive game has taken a huge step back. Mookie Betts leads the team with a .386 on-base percentage, but several other Red Sox stars are scuffling at the plate. J.D. Martinez leads the team with 16 home runs, but this isn't the same lineup as it was a season ago.

White Sox Still A Few Years Away

The Chicago White Sox have a ton of young talent in their lineup, but they still have plenty of improvements to make. First baseman Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 17 home runs and 54 runs batted in, and is the biggest slugging threat on the team. Rookie Eloy Jimenez has blasted 12 homers this season, and should be a stud in a few years. The White Sox do strike out a lot, and that won't work well against Sale.

Another issue for the White Sox is that Reynaldo Lopez will be on the mound in this game. Lopez has been hit hard all season long and brings a whopping 6.23 earned run average into this game. He has already given up 21 home runs this season, and that could ban issue at hitter-friendly Fenway Park.

Sale, Boston Takes Care of Chicago

There is no doubt that Chris Sale still feels some hatred towards the Chicago White Sox, and he will be fired up on that mound. Sale is starting to turn things around of late, and he should be able to dominate a young White Sox lineup. The White Sox are going to be really good in the near future, but they aren't even close to the level of the Red Sox. Bet the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox in the MLB Game of the Week.