Boston opens 4-game series at Chicago
Chicago; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hits the road to begin a four game series against Chicago.
The White Sox are 7-7 in home games. The Chicago offense has compiled a .260 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the majors. Tim Anderson leads the team with an average of .365.
The Red Sox are 6-10 in road games. The Boston offense has compiled a .241 batting average as a team this season, J.D. Martinez leads the team with a mark of .312. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 15 extra base hits and is slugging .531. Anderson is 13-for-45 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 6-4, .285 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Red Sox: 6-4, .258 batting average, 3.23 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
White Sox Injuries: Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 10-day IL (elbow), Lucas Giolito: 10-day IL (hamstring), Ryan Burr: 10-day IL (shoulder), Eloy Jimenez: 10-day IL (ankle), Jon Jay: 10-day IL (hip).