Indians vs. White Sox - 9/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (69-77) at Cleveland Indians (73-73)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Danks (7-12) (4.45) vs. J Tomlin (5-2) (2.70)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -168 / Chicago White Sox +158 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The White Sox have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 166 hits and 93 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 121 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last six road games. John Danks gets the nod, and he’s 7-12 with a 4.56 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Danks is 5-13 with a 5.29 ERA and 101 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Indians have won six of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Michael Brantley leads Cleveland with 163 hits and 83 RBI while Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana have combined for 121 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have split their last eight home games. Josh Tomlin takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 1-2 with a 4.06 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter and 5-13 in Danks' last 18 road starts. The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 5-1 in Tomlins last 6 starts. The White Sox are 1-5 in Danks' last 6 starts vs. Indians.
The White Sox have had very little road success with Danks on the hill this season. Meanwhile, Tomlin has been solid in pretty much all of his outings, allowing three or less runs in six of his seven games. I'll take the home team here.