Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/14/14
Chicago White Sox (19-22) at Oakland Athletics (25-15)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Andre Rienzo (R) (3-0) (4.764) vs. Tom Milone (L) (1-3) (4.542)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -175 / Chicago White Sox +165 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland A’s and the Chicago White Sox face off on Wednesday in Oakland as they close out their series.
The Oakland A’s put on a hitting clinic on Tuesday Night as they pounded the White Sox in Oakland. Brandon Moss had three hits including two home runs, Josh Reddick had two hits including a home run, and John Jaso had three hits as the A;s scored 11 runs on 17 hits. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz allowed three hits and struck out eight over five scoreless innings to get the win and go to 3-1 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the A’s start Tom Milone who won last time out to end a personal two game losing streak. For the season Milone has allowed 33 hits and 18 earned runs while striking out 23 over 35.2 innings for a 1-3 record and a 3.54 ERA.
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The Chicago White Sox had the awful combination of no offense and no pitching on Tuesday as they weren’t even close against the A’s. Jose Abreu, Tyler Flowers, and Conor Gilaspie each had hits as the White Sox failed to score on four hits. Starting pitcher Scott Carroll had no answers as he allowed 11 hits and six runs while striking out two over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-2 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the White Sox start Andre Rienzo who hasn’t lost this season. For the year Rienzo has allowed 22 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 13 over 23.2 innings for a 3-0 record and a 4.56 ERA.
Oakland is 6-0 in their last six games, 16-7 in game three of a series, and 1-5 in Milone’s last six starts. Chicago is 5-3 in their last eight games as an underdog, 5-1 in game three of a series, and 4-0 in Rienzo’s last four starts. Chicago is 2-7 in their last nine meetings with Oakland.
The White Sox haven’t been competitive in this series but I like them to win here.
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