White Sox at Twins - 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 sweep the Chicago White Sox Thursday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The White Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have split their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 144 hits and 80 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 99 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost six of their last nine road games. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he’s 8-11 with a 4.85 ERA and 142 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 3-1 with a 5.12 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Twins have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 130 hits and 56 RBI while Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter have combined for 152 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won six of their last seven home games. Kyle Gibson takes the hill, and he’s 9-9 with a 3.82 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games and 0-6 in Samardzijas last 6 starts. The Twins are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. American League Central and 4-1 in Gibsons last 5 starts as a favorite. The Twins are 4-0 in Gibsons last 4 starts vs. White Sox.
The White Sox have been unbackable lately, especially on the road where they've lost six of their last nine. The Twins are really starting to think they can clinch a playoff spot. Hard to fade Minny on short rest at home.