The Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox in a four game series at Fenway Park.
The stakes may not be quite as high as they were for Jon Snow in the battle for Winterfell during Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones, but this battle at Fenway isn’t lacking in importance for a Boston Red Sox team caught in a tight division race.
Fresh off of taking two out of three against the Seattle Mariners over the weekend, the Red Sox wrap up the homestand with four games against the struggling Chicago White Sox. Boston sits a game behind the division leading Baltimore Orioles and only two games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in a competitive AL East.
Chicago raced out to a blistering start this season and led the AL Central as recently as May 27, only for their lead to quickly crumble. After getting swept in Cleveland over the weekend, the White Sox are now three games under .500 and five games behind the Indians for the division lead.
This presents the Red Sox with a prime opportunity to take advantage of a team trending in the wrong direction, but the White Sox are not to be underestimated. They still have quality pitching, which we can’t always say about this Red Sox team. On paper it would seem that the White Sox are at a disadvantage heading into this series, with a roster that is over-matched by the talent on Boston’s side.
Then again, so was Jon Snow.
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