White Sox square off against the Red Sox in series rubber match
Boston Red Sox (20-23, fourth in the AL East) vs. Chicago White Sox (22-21, second in the AL Central)
Chicago; Thursday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Michael Wacha (3-0, 1.76 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 22 strikeouts); White Sox: Dallas Keuchel (2-4, 6.60 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 16 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -110, Red Sox -109; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox are looking for a series win with a victory on Thursday.
Chicago has a 22-21 record overall and a 10-11 record in home games. The White Sox have gone 14-8 in games when they record eight or more hits.
Boston is 10-13 in road games and 20-23 overall. The Red Sox have a 17-8 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
The teams meet Thursday for the sixth time this season. The White Sox lead the season series 4-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Andrew Vaughn has four doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI for the White Sox. Luis Robert is 8-for-35 with two home runs over the last 10 games.
J.D. Martinez has a .372 batting average to rank third on the Red Sox, and has 16 doubles and five home runs. Rafael Devers is 17-for-42 with four home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 6-4, .254 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored by three runs
Red Sox: 7-3, .294 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
INJURIES: White Sox: Luis Robert: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Lance Lynn: 60-Day IL (knee), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Eloy Jimenez: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yermin Mercedes: 10-Day IL (hand), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)
Red Sox: Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)