Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox 7/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/8/2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:10 PM on CSCh, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago White Sox - Sale, C (8-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - De La Rosa, R (2-2)
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Lefty Chris Sale will be going for his ninth win of the season when he and the Chicago White Sox face Rubby De La Rosa and the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Chris Sale pitched a complete game against the Seattle Mariners in his last start and came away with his eighth win of the year. In those nine innings of work, Sale gave up just one run on six hits while striking out a season-high 12 batters and walking no one. Through 13 starts, he has an 8-1 record with a 2.16 ERA and he has struck out 96 batters in 87.1 innings.
Red Sox veteran Jonny Gomes has hit a home run off of Sale, but that is the only hit he has gotten off of him in nine at-bats. Xander Bogaerts is 1-for-2 against the left-hander with a solo home run.
Rubby De La Rosa last made a start for the Red Sox back on June 21 when he pitched seven solid innings against the Oakland Athletics on the road. He gave up just one run in that outing and walked one while striking out seven. Through five starts, De La Rosa is 2-2 with a 2.51 ERA and he has struck out 30 hitters in 32.1 innings. He has held left-handed hitters to a .172 batting average in 58 at-bats.
The White Sox will be facing De La Rosa for the first time on Wednesday night.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 47-39-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.3
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 34-51-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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