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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox

The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Red Sox will trot Clay Buchholz out to the mound in this one. Righthander Buchholz has a 6-0 record and a 1.78 ERA this season.

The White Sox will counter Buchholz with Hector Santiago. Lefthander Santiago has a 2.95 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -103 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Boston has lost 2 straight games.
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 27-19 SU
Chicago: 21-23 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
Chi White Sox are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Cleveland, Thursday, May 23
Chi White Sox home to Miami, Friday, May 24