Chi. White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Picks and Predictions June 9th 2024

Chi. White Sox White Sox vs Boston Red Sox MLB Sun, Jun 9, 14:10 pm.
Chi. White Sox White Sox
ML: 132
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Boston Red Sox
ML: -147
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White Sox Eye Rare 3-Game Win Streak Against Red Sox Amid Season Struggles

The Chicago White Sox are gunning for a rare three-game winning streak this season. It’s been a tough ride, with seven losing streaks of at least four games, including a franchise-worst 14-game skid. But recent wins against the Boston Red Sox have given fans something to cheer about.

Recent Performance Boost

The White Sox have been riding a wave of power lately. After a crushing 14-2 loss on Thursday, they bounced back strong with wins on Friday and Saturday, belting out five home runs in total. Gavin Sheets has been a key player, hitting his first career grand slam on Saturday and homering in back-to-back games. Sheets is hitting .308 with three homers and eight RBIs in June.

“I’m just trying not to do too much,” Sheets said. “Staying disciplined and sticking to my approach.”

Keeping Team Morale High

Despite their struggles, the White Sox have kept the vibes positive in the clubhouse. Sheets highlighted the team’s unity and mutual support through the highs and lows.

“We’re just competing together, having fun together,” he said. “We’re pulling for each other and supporting one another, win or lose.”

Better Pitching and Offensive Efficiency

Improved pitching has been a major factor in the White Sox’s recent success. After giving up 24 hits in the series opener, Chicago’s pitchers have limited the Red Sox to just 11 hits over the last two games. This defensive turnaround, combined with more efficient hitting, has the White Sox in a good spot to break a streak of six consecutive series losses.

Red Sox’s Recent Struggles

The Boston Red Sox have had their own issues, dropping four of their last six games. On Saturday, they went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Bobby Dalbec’s solo homer was their only score, while David Hamilton chipped in with two hits, and Rafael Devers extended his on-base streak to 14 games before leaving due to a knee issue.

“Hopefully, it’s nothing more than a bit of soreness,” said Boston manager Alex Cora, noting that Devers will likely sit out on Sunday.

Along with Devers, outfielder Tyler O’Neill is also out with right knee soreness, further hurting the Red Sox lineup.

Upcoming Matchup

Looking ahead to the series finale, the White Sox will start right-hander Chris Flexen (2-5, 5.19 ERA), who is looking for his first win since May 8. Flexen had a solid outing against the Chicago Cubs, allowing just one run and three hits over five innings. He has a 3.60 ERA in four appearances against the Red Sox.

Boston will counter with righty Zack Kelly (0-1, 2.00 ERA) in a bullpen game. Kelly has yet to face the White Sox in his career.

Conclusion

The White Sox’s quest for a three-game winning streak is a big moment in a tough season. Their recent power surge, better pitching, and strong team spirit have set the stage for a potential turnaround. As they face the Red Sox in the series finale, all eyes will be on Gavin Sheets and Chris Flexen to keep the momentum going and secure a much-needed win.

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Sun, Jun 9, 08:13 am.
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Chi. White Sox White Sox
+1.5
-125
132
O 9
-120
Boston Red Sox
-1.5
105
-147
U 9
100
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