Eduardo Rodriguez, Red Sox Favored To Snap Recent Skid Vs. White Sox

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The Boston Red Sox continue their series against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night as small -120 betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Boston dropped the first two contests of the four-game set, including a 3-1 defeat on Tuesday. The Red Sox fell to 3-7 in their past 10 home dates with Chicago entering Wednesday’s White Sox vs. Red Sox betting matchup at Fenway Park.

Boston’s ongoing offensive woes have been painfully apparent over the past week, with the club managing just two total runs through the first two games against Chicago, and a mere 27 total runs over its past nine, including five games in which it scored fewer than three runs, according to the OddsShark MLB Database.

Despite still leading the majors with 5.6 runs scored per game, problems at the plate have been brewing for the Red Sox. Hanley Ramirez remains in a funk, batting .190 on the month before going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and stranding five runners Tuesday night, while slugger David Ortiz has reportedly been dealing with pain issues all season but continues to lead the majors with 29 doubles.

Fortunately for the Red Sox, they’re not the only AL East club struggling at the moment. Boston remains within striking distance of the division-leading Baltimore Orioles, who cling to first place despite tallying consecutive wins just once over their past 11 games.

The Red Sox also maintain a 1 1/2-game lead over the third-place Toronto Blue Jays.

However, the club has started to show signs of weakness on the MLB futures, falling to +500 on the AL pennant odds, trailing the red-hot Texas Rangers, who have vaulted to +325 chalk. Boston also now sits at +1000 on the odds to win the World Series after peaking at +900.

Southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez gets the call for Boston on Wednesday, hoping to rebound after allowing five runs in just 4 1/3 innings in a 5-1 loss to Baltimore last week. Jose Quintana looks for better luck when he takes the hill for the White Sox, who have tallied just five total runs over his past eight starts.

The White Sox have cooled since a torrid start lifted them near the top of the World Series odds. Chicago’s brief two-game win streak marks just the third time has won consecutive games in the past four weeks, going 8-18 over that stretch, 4-10 on the road.

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