Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox - 6/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (31-40) at Detroit Tigers (37-35)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
J Quintana (3-7) (3.92) vs. A Sanchez (6-7) (4.59)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -175 / Chicago White Sox +160 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-Detroit
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox take the field in game two of their series at Comerica Park.
I keep saying the Chicago White Sox have the ability to beat anybody, anywhere but their record says they need help. The White Sox appeared lifeless heading in to the series opener with Detroit with losses in seven of ten but the offense exploded for an 8-7 win in ten innings. Carlos Rodon was charged with four runs on eight hits and three walks before David Robertson allowed two runs in the 9th and left the bases loaded. The offense posted ten hits and walked five times with Adam Eaton going solo and scoring twice while Adam LaRoche doubled in two. Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia each scored a pair of runs with Carlos Sanchez ripping a bases loaded triple in the 10th. Jose Quintana draws Friday’s start against the Tigers for the 4th time this season. Quintana has thrown five straight quality starts where he has allowed ten runs covering 33.1 innings.
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The Detroit Tigers have been the team to beat in the American League Central for a number of years but Kansas City is out to win their second straight division crown if the Tigers don’t limit the losing streaks. After winning three in a row the Tigers have now dropped two straight with the pitching doing them in. Starter Alfredo Simon was charged with five runs on six hits and a pair of BB through 6.1 frames before Joba Chamberlain gave up three in the 10th to take the loss. Detroit hammered out 16 hits and walked five times with Ian Kinsler and JD Martinez smacking two run bombs. Brayan Holaday knocked in two more but the bottom line was too many men were left on base. Anibal Sanchez toes the rubber in Friday’s game number two against the White Sox. Sanchez followed back to back shutouts with a 12-4 win at the Yankees with three runs plated on seven hits and a pair of BB in seven frames.
The under is 6-1-2 in the White Sox last 9 overall and is 6-1-2 in their last 9 on grass while going 11-3-1 in Chicago’s last 15 Friday games. The under is 8-3-1 in Detroit’s last 12 games as a favorite. The over is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings in Detroit and the White Sox are 12-31 in their last 43 meetings in Detroit. I watched Thursday’s game and as a result of what I saw is I don’t care to bet either team and watch them give it away…