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Lackey, Lester and Francona Return to Fenway with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox will meet on Saturday at Fenway Park in an interleague contest. The game will be broadcast by FOX Sports 1 and first pitch will be at 4:05 EST.

Pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey were in the middle of the mess  of downing fried chicken and beer in the clubhouse during games. This led to a sign that Terry Francona had lost his handle of the Red Sox. While Lester will not face the Red Sox at Fenway Park this weekend, Lackey will be on the mound for the Chicago Cubs today.

Lackey will make his first regular-season start against Boston since Sept. of 2009. He is 1-3 with 4.88 ERA and has lost his last three starts. Lackey has gave up 23 hits and 13 earned runs in 24 innings. He has also walking nine and striking out 16.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Steven Wright. The right hander has a 8.66 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.

Both right-handers have done well in interleague play. Lackey is 22-16 with a 3.24 ERA in 48 games (47 starts). Wright 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA in four games (three starts) and a .207 opponents’ batting average.

Oddsmakers opened the Red Sox as -101-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total opened at 9. The line is now Chicago as a -115 moneyline favorite and the total is at 10.5.

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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