Indians vs. White Sox - 7/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (42-49) at Cleveland Indians (45-48)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Samardzija (6-5) (4.08) vs. T Bauer (8-6) (4.03)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -128 / Chicago White Sox +118 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, STO
The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Chicago White Sox need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The White Sox have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The White Sox have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 99 hits and 48 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia have combined for 68 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won four of their last five road games. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he’s 6-5 with a 4.08 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. This will be Samardzija’s second career game against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Indians have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 121 hits and 38 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 98 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last eight home games. Trevor Bauer takes the hill, and he’s 8-6 with a 4.03 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 3-7 in Samardzijas last 10 road starts. The Indians are 10-27 in their last 37 during game 1 of a series and 7-0 in their last 7 Thursday games. The White Sox are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in Cleveland and 17-35 in the last 52 meetings overall.
Samardzija has allowed two or less runs in four of his last six starts. Bauer has been hit like a drum as of late, which includes allowing five runs in his last start against the Reds. Neither team is playing well, but I like the White Sox to find a way here.