Ah one of my favorite day of the week for baseball. Got tons of good stuff today, but I'm only giving one.
Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs
The Red Sox before this road trip was a team in decline dropping 5 out of 6 in their home stand. During that slide they allowed over 4 runs 4 times and scored over 4 runs twice. Now on the road Boston has taken 3 out of 5 in route to taking their second series in a row and getting back to .500, that has been the story line for sometime, struggling to keep pace with AL East contenders losing money for their backers. However Chicago Cubs only glimmer of success was the home sweep against San Diego, and Dempster who's not on today. That sweep stopped their 12 game losing skid, but the losses resumed after SDP 2-8 away. 2-5 in current home stand in danger of dropping the second home series adding to their miserable road trip. 1 run losses on previous game against series opponent has especially unkind to the cubs. Cubs will send Paul Maholm who was successful against the Tigers at home in his last try. It was his best performance since blanking Atlanta for 7 innings back on May 9th. I don't think he'll perform as well today and Boston's Franklin Morales making a spot start looks very capable of stretching his innings. Boston back to .500 today.
BOSTON RED SOX -120 for 1 unit(W)
Fading the Cubs!