Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/26/14
Cleveland Indians (66-63) at Chicago White Sox (59-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
T.J. House (L) (2-3) (3.995) vs. Jose Quintana (L) (6-10) (3.249)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -136 / Cleveland Indians +126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians pay a visit to U.S. Cellular Field to tangle with the Chicago White Sox.
The Cleveland Indians might not be at the top of the list of challengers in in the American League but the Tribe are five games out of the second Wild Card with plenty of time to close the gap. The Indians took a positive step Sunday in a 3-1 decision over visiting Houston. Trevor Bauer was the star with a four hit shutout over six frames to improve to 5-7. The offense managed ten hits with Jose Ramirez, Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall driving in runs. TJ House gets the call to the mound in the opener versus the Chicago White Sox. House has bee very good over his last three times out with a 1-1 record and 1.65 ERA covering 16.1 innings of work.
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The Chicago White Sox have been struggling over the past few weeks which has put the nail in the coffin as far as the postseason is concerned. Having said that, the White Sox have the talent to make playoff hopeful squads worry. Chicago made the Yankees worry Sunday before the pen coughed up a ten inning 7-4 loss. The defense didn't help with t5he four runs scored on Chris Sale in six innings being unearned. Jacob Petrucka gave up a three run jack to Brian McCann in the 10th. The bats saw Alexei Ramirez, Avisail Garcia and Conor Gillaspie slug homers and knock in all four runs. Left hander Jose Quintana looks for his 7th win when he takes the hill against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Quintana has been struggling the past three times out with a 4.91 ERA while going 0-3.
I like Quintana but the White Sox are struggling so I am looking to Cleveland who is really in a must win stage of the season...