Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox grounds crew prepare the field before the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox Tickets 39% Below Season Average For Series Vs Cubs

The defending champion Boston Red Sox welcome the Chicago Cubs for three games at Fenway Park this week. The Red Sox schedule and Cubs schedule has the two teams meeting for the first and only time during the regular season this week. While season average for Red Sox tickets is $147.81, each interleague game against the Cubs will have an average price below that number. The series as a whole will be 39% below the season average.

6/30 – Jake Arrieta vs Jake Peavy | Avg. Price: $121.17 | Get-in Price: $21

The series begins Monday night when Jake Peavy takes the mound for the Red Sox against Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. The average price for Monday Red Sox vs Cubs tickets is $121.17 with a get-in price of $21. Monday’s game will be the highest priced of the series but still 18% below season average. Peavy enters Monday’s start at a dismal 1-6 with a 4.93 ERA while Arrieta holds a 4-1 record and 2.05 ERA.

7/1 – Edwin Jackson vs Clay Buchholz | Avg. Price: $72.97 | Get-in Price: $15

The second game of the series will feature Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz against the Cubs’ Edwin Jackson. The average price for Tuesday Red Sox vs Cubs tickets is $72.97, the lowest of the series at 50.63% below season average, with a get-in price of $15. Buchholz sits at 3-4 with a 6.75 ERA while Jackson is 5-8 with a 5.22 ERA.

7/2 – Travis Wood vs Brandon Workman | Avg. Price: $75.88 | Get-in Price: $21

The finale of the series will see Brandon Workman for the Red Sox against Cubs lefty Travis Wood. Average price for Wednesday Red Sox vs Cubs tickets is $75.88, 48.6% below season average, with a get-in price of $21. Workman is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA in six starts and three bullpen appearances for the Red Sox this season. Wood is 7-6 with a 4.52 ERA in 16 starts through the first half of the season.

As the lowly Cubs head to Boston this week, they’ll face a Red Sox team that has also had many woes this season. Following last year’s title, the Red Sox have gone just 38-44 over the first half. Their poor performance has not kept them out of the playoff hunt in the AL East, however, as they trail the first place Blue Jays by six games and the second place Orioles by just 1.5 games.

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