Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox - 9/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (61-69) at Minnesota Twins (68-63)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
J Danks (6-12) (4.70) vs. K Gibson (9-9) (3.87)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -133 / Chicago White Sox +123 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins look to stay in the playoff hunt with a win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
The Chicago White Sox are still within reach of the .500 mark but they have been in a bit of a slide. The White Sox never found their offense in a 3-0 defeat at Target Field Wednesday for their 7th loss in eleven contests. Starter Carlos Rodon fell to 6-6 with a pair of runs plated on five hits and a trio of free passes. The bats managed only three hits with Tyler Saladino, Jose Abreu and Carlos Sanchez hitting singles.A struggling Jeff Samardzija looks to right the ship at Target Field in Thursday action. Samardzija has given up ten runs the past two times out on 16 hits and five BB over 11.1 frames.
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The Minnesota Twins appeared to be fading a few short weeks ago but have suddenly caught fire. The Twins remained hot with Wednesday’s victory being their 9th in eleven contests. Lefty Tommy Milone was at the top of his game with three hits allowed while whiffing seven in seven frames. The offense posted seven hits and walked four times with Miguel Sano going solo while Trevor Plouffe went2-4 with a pair of RBI’s. Kyle Gibson shoots for back to back victories when he opposes the White Sox on Thursday. Gibson picked up a 3-0 win versus the Astros with a four hit shutout over 5.2 innings.
Chicago are 1-8 in their last 9 games as an underdog and are 3-9 in their last 12 road games while the over is 25-9 in their last 34 overall. Minnesota are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a favorite and are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass while going 9-2 in their last 11 overall. The White Sox are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota. I’m just going with the hotter home team here…