Game 90: Sox look for much-needed win against Chicago

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Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox need a win tonight. Really badly. They need to get into the win column and save their season before they don't have a season to save. Granted, some fans don't think there's a season to save, but I'm not one of those. I still think this team can go on a tear, but it has to start tonight against Chicago or there may not be a season left to save.

Getting a win tonight is easier said than done, though. The Sox are going up against John Danks, who is 4-2 with a 2.65 ERA in his last 8 starts and has 13 quality starts (6 innings or more, 3 runs or less) on the season. He's coming off a start in which he went 7.2 innings and 10 strikeouts against the LA Angels, which resulted in a no decision.

The Sox will send Brandon Workman against Chicago, who is coming off his worst start of the season, allowing 6 runs on 5 hits against the other Chicago team, the Cubs. He's allowed a total of 10 runs on 12 hits in his last 2 starts, taking the loss in both games, but he'll have to be better tonight and get the Red Sox back on track.

Holt RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Bogaerts 3B
Ross C
Drew SS
Betts CF
Workman RHP

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