The Red Sox have been scoring runs in bunches lately, and that won't change when Boston hosts Freddy Garcia and the White Sox on Tuesday night.
Our Tuesday night MLB selection is on the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox going over the total at Fenway Park.
The second game of this Sox vs. Sox four-game series is perhaps the most interesting of the pitching matchups. Boston has been scoring runs in big numbers lately, an amazing 65 runs in their last seven games as a matter of fact. So how ugly could this one get as Freddy Garcia, who at one time was the ace of the White Sox, takes the mound tonight at Fenway?
The only problem is when Garcia was the ace of the White Sox, it was almost a decade ago. This is a guy who had 11 starts in 2007 (with a 1-5 record and 5.90 ERA), three starts in 2008, and just had his first start of 2009 on August 18 against one of the easiest opponents he could possibly face for his comeback, and the result was not pretty as Garcia was more than rusty in failing to get out of the fifth inning against the Royals.
Boston will retaliate with their No. 2 starter lefthander Jon Lester, and Lester has been absolutely fantastic in his recent starts, limiting his opponents to one earned run in nine of this last 15. However, it's a good thing Lester has been getting excellent run support lately as many times he leaves games with a comfortable lead only to have the Boston bullpen make it closer than it needs to be. In fact, in five of Lester's last eight starts, Boston has scored seven or more runs. Take the Over.
Free Pick: White Sox-Red Sox Over 9½ (-110)