Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox - 6/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (23-27) at Texas Rangers (27-25)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
C Rodon (1-0) (3.45) vs. Y Gallardo (5-6) (3.88)
The Line: Texas Rangers -128 / Chicago White Sox +118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look to cool off the surging Texas Rangers in Thursday action.
What the Chicago White Sox need is a prolonged hot streak to climb back in the competitive American League Central. The White Sox avoided back to back defeats with a 9-2 rout of the Rangers. Ace Chris Sale was untouchable with a three hit shutout over seven frames while striking out 13. Chicago pounded out 12 hits and walked six times. Jose Abreu homered and drove in three with Tyler Flowers going deep and knocking in two while Adam Eaton and Carlos Sanchez knocked in two apiece. Rookie left hander shoots for another quality start when he takes the bump against the Rangers for the first time in his career. Rodon has allowed two earned runs the past two times out on 12 hits and five BB in 12.1 frames.
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The Texas Rangers appeared to be heading nowhere in the American League West but have turned things around lately. Despite getting pounded Wednesday the Rangers have still won eight of eleven to get above .500.Starter Nicholas Martinez had looked great all season before getting torched for seven runs on nine hits and a pair of bases on balls through 3.1 innings. The Rangers couldn’t compete on their six hit, four walk attack that saw Joey Gallo go solo while Mitch Moreland drove in Hanser Alberto. Yovani Gallardo seems to have hit cruise control with back to back quality outings. In consecutive outings Gallardo has given up three earned runs on eight hits and four BB over 12 innings of work.
The White Sox are 6-20 in their last 26 Thursday games while the under is 13-5 in their last 18 Thursday games and is 9-4 in Chicago’s last 13 on grass. I’m backing the veteran Gallardo but won’t pay the juice because Rodon has good stuff and could win if his control is good…