Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/25/14
Chicago White Sox (35-42) at Baltimore Orioles (40-35)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Hector Noesi (R) (2-4) (4.473) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (R) (2-8) (4.629)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -152 / Chicago White Sox +142 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, MASN
The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles will play a rubber game on Wednesday.
The White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with a win on Tuesday and are six games below .500. The White Sox pitching has to get under control, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games and have an ERA of 4.41. The White Sox have lost 17 of their last 19 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, the White Sox do what they can with Jose Abreu on a nine-game hitting streak and Conor Gillaspie matching that with a nine-game hitting streak. Hector Noesi gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 5.34 ERA and has 52 strikeouts in 64 innings. Noesi is 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA in seven career games against the Orioles.
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The Orioles have won eight of their last 13 games and are looking to win their fourth straight series. Despite being held to two runs in Tuesday’s loss, the Orioles have produced four or more runs in five of their last eight games. Nelson Cruz has 11 hits in his last 10 games and Adam Jones has gone four straight games with two hits. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.93, 20th best in the majors. Ubaldo Jimenez takes the hill, and he’s 2-8 with a 4.63 ERA and has 71 strikeouts in 81.2 innings. Jimenez is 2-3 with a 4.92 ERA in nine career starts against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 16-35 in their last 51 games as a road underdog and 16-37 in their last 53 road games. The Orioles are 1-7 in Jimenez's last 8 starts and 0-7 in Jimenez's last 7 home starts. The White Sox are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Baltimore.
Again, Jimenez is one of those pitchers I always bet against and it's paid off in a big way. I'm not going to stop now with a White Sox team that is capable of putting a truckload of runs on the board.