The Chicago Cubs have won back-to-back series, and look to start a path towards a third straight series win in today's opener against the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox are -130 moneyline favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. Boston will look to build off the momentum from a solid June when it went 20-6 and had a +44 run differential. Boston's .769 winning percentage in June was its highest in a month since 2011. Today's pitching matchup is between Rich Hill (4-4, 4.09) and Adrian Sampson (0-0, 1.69). The Red Sox are making just the franchise's fourth-ever trip to Wrigley Field.