3* Main Event on Boston Red Sox -143
Boston vs. Chi White Sox,
05/20/2013 20:10 EDT,
Score: 4 - 6
Money Line: -143 Boston
Jon Lester continues to be a stud for Boston posting a 6-0 record in 9 starts. Lester has a 2.71 ERA and a 1.006 WHIP. In his last three starts Lester has been even more impressive going 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA and averaging 7.3 innings per start. The Red Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games against a starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.30 or higher. The White Sox send a struggling Dylan Axelrod to the mound today. Axelrod has a 1-3 record in 8 starts and he is trending in the wrong direction. In his last 3 starts he has allowed 24 hits and 10 earned runs in 19 innings pitched. It could be a very short night for Axelrod when he faced this Red Sox team batting .265 and averaging 5.5 runs per game on the road. One of the biggest struggles Chicago has had this season is their inability to provide run support. They have a .219 batting average at home and are scoring a mere 3.4 runs per game. Those numbers are simply nowhere near good enough to contend each night. With Lester on the mound and Chicago’s inability to score runs the Red Sox are the play in this matchup.