The Chicago White Sox are in Cleveland for the third game of their four game series with the Indians. The Sox won the first 2 games fairly easily winning the first game 8-1 and second game 6-0. That’s a bit of a turn around for how this series has been going over the past few seasons especially in Cleveland where the Indians had won 14 of the last 17 games before this current series.
Head to Head Trends
White Sox are 5-14 in the last 19 meetings in Cleveland.
Under is 23-4 in the last 27 meetings.
Cleveland Indians (-105)
The Cleveland Indians are 4th in the American League Central 12 games behind the 1st place Kansas City Royals. The Indians were expected to be much better this season but being 12 games back after 95 games it looks like the Indians have given up on the season and will become sellers before the trade deadline next week.
On the hill for the Indians today is Carlos Carrasco who is 10-7 with a 3.94 ERA on the season. I was actually kind of surprised when I heard this but Carrasco in one of the players the Indians are considering moving.
Cleveland Indians Trends
Indians are 7-19 in Carrascos last 26 home starts.
Indians are 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Chicago White Sox (-105)
The Chicago White Sox are last in the American League West 12.5 games out of 1st place but with a win today they could move out of the basement and take over 4th place from the Indians. The Sox big problem this season has been their offense who are averaging just 3.45 runs per game. That’s kind of a surprise considering some of the players they have on offense but it seems like all their main guys are having off years this year.
Starting for the Whites Sox in this one is lefty Chris Sale who is 8-5 with a 2.86 ERA on the season. Sale is one of if not the best pitcher in all of baseball he tied the MLB record for most games in a row with 10+ strikeouts at 8 earlier this season.
Chicago White Sox Trends
White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
White Sox are 7-1 in Sales last 8 starts with 5 days of rest.
I’m going to go with the Chicago White Sox over the Indians in this one. This play is based 100% on the fact that Chris Sale is pitching and we’re getting him at basically coin flip odds.
Free Pick: Chicago White Sox -105