Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox - 6/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (30-38) at Minnesota Twins (37-32)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
J Samardzija (4-4) (4.68) vs. M Pelfrey (5-3) (2.97)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -103 / Chicago White Sox -107 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox continue their series at Target Field on Tuesday.
The Chicago White Sox are probably not going to be a factor in the American League Central even though the talent is there to be a nuisance. The White Sox saw a modest two game winning streak end with Monday’s 13-2 defeat at Target Field. Starter John Danks was charged with nine runs (five earned) on nine hits including three homers over 5.1 frames while Scott Carroll and Junior Guerra gave up a pair of runs each. The offense hit well with eleven hits and four walks but were only able to muster a two run single from Adam LaRoche that scored Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu. Jeff Samardzija hopes to get in the win column when he opposes Minnesota for the third time. Samardzija comes off of a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh with two runs allowed on ten hits over seven frames.
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The Minnesota Twins have slowed down from where they were a few weeks ago and need to turn things around to become a factor in the American League Central. Things turned around for at least a day with Monday’s win ending a two game skid. Tommy Milone pitched his way out of several jams with both runs allowed on ten hits and a pair of BB through six frames to pick up the win. The Twins racked up 15 hits with Brian Dozier going deep and driving in three while Kenny Vargas left the yard and knocked in four. Joe Mauer went solo with Eduardo Nunez going deep and knocking in two more with every starter logging a hit or RBI or run. Mike Pelfrey hopes to continue his strong work on the mound when he gets the ball against the White Sox. Pelfrey was at his best in a 2-1 win versus St Louis with the lone run allowed on four hits in eight innings.
The under is 21-5 in Chicago’s last 26 games as a favorite and is 8-2 in their last 10 Tuesday games while the White Sox are 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Minnesota’s last 8 overall and is 6-1-1 in their last 8 on grass while the under is 7-2-1 in the Twins last 10 home games. No real feel here and that’s because I expect Pelfrey to fall on his face at some point but when?