Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox - 5/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (16-17) at Oakland Athletics (13-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
J Samardzija (2-2) (4.80) vs. S Kazmir (2-1) (2.78)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -129 / Chicago White Sox +119 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland A’s and the Chicago White Sox face off on Sunday in Oakland as they close out their MLB series.
The Oakland A’s tough season continued on Saturday as they fell to the White Sox. Billy Butler had two hits including a home run, Marcus Semien had two hits, and Billy Burns had a hit as the A’s scored three runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out three over 6.0 innings to not get a decision as Fernando Rodriguez took the loss. For Sunday’s game the Athletics start Scott Kazmir who has allowed 32 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out 43 over 45.1 innings for a 2-1 record and a 2.78 ERA.
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The Chicago White Sox continued their strong play as they beat the A’s for the second night in a row in Oakland. Mlky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia each had three hits and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton each had hits as the White Sox scored four runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher John Danks allowed three hits and two runs while striking out six over 7.0 innings to get the win and go to 2-3 for the season and David Robertson earned his eighth save. Foe Sunday’s game the White Sox start Jeff Samardzija who has allowed 53 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 35 over 45 innings for a 2-2 record and a 4.80 ERA.
Oakland is 8-21 in their last 29 games, 7-21 in game three of a series, and 7-3 in Kazmir’s last 10 starts against a team with a losing record. Chicago is 6-1 in their last seven games, 11-25 in their last 36 road games, and 0-4 in Samardzija’s last four road starts. Chicago is 6-1 in their last seven games against Oakland.
The White Sox are laying well and look for Samardzija to join in and have a strong outing.