Sale, Red Sox to face Lopez, White Sox
Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Boston will meet at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday.
The White Sox are 8-7 in home games. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.27. Reynaldo Lopez leads the team with a 6.03 ERA.
The Red Sox are 6-11 on the road. Boston has slugged .395 this season. Mitch Moreland leads the team with a .542 slugging percentage, including 14 extra-base hits and nine home runs. The White Sox won the last meeting 6-4. Carson Fulmer earned his first victory and James McCann went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Chicago. Ryan Brasier registered his first loss for Boston.
Moreland leads the Red Sox with nine home runs home runs and is slugging .542. Michael Chavis is 10-for-33 with three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 6-4, .282 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Red Sox: 5-5, .260 batting average, 3.53 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 10-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 10-day IL (elbow), Ryan Burr: 10-day IL (shoulder), Eloy Jimenez: 10-day IL (ankle), Jon Jay: 10-day IL (hip).