MLB Las Vegas Odds: Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox and Pedroia
Thursday, July 19, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Chicago is trying to stave off both the Tigers and the Indians in the AL Central standings, and they're at 8/1 on the Bovada Sportsbook odds to win the American League pennant. That has them just ahead of the 11/1 Red Sox, who have been hovering around the .500 mark and losing ground to the Yankees in the American League East Division race.
The Red Sox will be facing Chicago's Jose Quintana on Thursday, with the left-hander looking to bounce back from a poor outing against the Royals last time out. Quintana gave up five runs on eight hits over five innings in that no-decision, which Chicago won 9-8. Quintana has allowed two or fewer runs in nine of his 10 appearances for Chicago this year, putting him at 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA over 62 1-3 innings of work.
Boston turns to Clay Buchholz for Thursday's start, and he had a string of four straight wins snapped last time out when he allowed four runs on three hits over 6 1-3 innings of work in a loss to the Rays. That put the right-hander at 8-3 with a 5.54 ERA on the year.
Buchholz has made four career starts against the White Sox, going 1-2 in those contests with a 6.53 ERA. In addition, Boston is expecting second baseman Dustin Pedroia to return Thursday from the disabled list. He hasn’t played since July 3 because of a thumb injury.
Thursday's game has a start time of 7:10 p.m. ET, with the White Sox then opening their set in Detroit on Friday night. The Red Sox will host the Blue Jays this weekend.
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