15* Red Sox/White Sox AL Thursday No-Brainer on Boston -102
Boston vs. Chi White Sox,
04/26/2012 20:10 EDT,
Score: 10 - 3
Money Line: -102 Boston
Chicago White Sox starter Philip Humber is coming off the 21st perfect game in MLB history. Now, after such a remarkable accomplishment, it's only human nature for Humber to have a letdown in his next start. Plus, he's not facing the Seattle Mariners this time.
The Boston Red Sox are finally back on track after sweeping a 3-game set in Minnesota the last three days. Boston scored a combined 24 runs in the series, or an average of 8.0 runs/game. The Red Sox are now hitting .291 and scoring 5.5 runs/game this year.
Felix Doubront has pitched well in three starts for Boston. While he doesn't have a decision yet, Doubront has posted a 3.94 ERA while striking out 20 batters in 16 innings. Humber went 1-1 with a 5.83 ERA and 1.459 WHIP in two starts against Boston last year, giving up eight earned runs in 12 1/3 innings.
The Red Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game. The White Sox are 0-5 in Humber's last 5 starts vs. American League East. Chicago is 1-7 in Humber's last 8 home starts. Roll with the Red Sox Thursday.