After a fantastic outing by David Price and Craig Kimbrel, the Red Sox will welcome the White Sox to Fenway Park to start a four-game series with the team from the south side of Chicago. Since the White Sox and Red Sox met earlier in the season, the teams have trended in opposite directions. The White Sox, which were once considered a member of baseball' elite teams, are now sitting in fourth place of the American League Central and are in full free-fall mode. The White Sox will be sending Miguel Gonzalez to the mound, who has been extremely up and down on the season. Gonzalez featured his best stuff against the Washington Nationals two starts ago, but was only able to last 3.1 innings after allowing seven runs against the Detroit Tigers in his last game.
The Red Sox will be sending the American League leader in ERA to the mound in Steven Wright. In his last start, Wright allowed three runs in 7.1 innings against the Baltimore Orioles, which is only the third time this season in which he has allowed three or more runs in an outing. On the season, Steven Wright is 8-4 with a 2.22 ERA, and is currently on a five-game winning streak. In Wright's last start against the Chicago White Sox on May 3, he allowed two runs on three hits but ultimately took the loss.