White Sox vs. Twins - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (8-21) at Chicago White Sox (20-10)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
E Santana (0-1) (3.15) vs. C Sale (6-0) (1.66)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -175 / Minnesota Twins +165 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Twins have allowed 26 runs in their last two games and six or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.51 and have lost 11 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 32 hits, Brian Dozier has 14 RBI and Byung Ho Park has seven home runs. Ervin Santana gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Santana is 6-7 with a 3.84 ERA and 101 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The White Sox have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 2.83 and have lost four of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Melky Cabrera leads Chicago with 35 hits, Jose Abreu has 20 RBI and Todd Frazier has seven home runs. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 6-0 with a 1.66 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Sale is 7-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 113 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Santanas last 5 starts. The White Sox are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series and 7-0 in Sales last 7 starts. The White Sox are 0-5 in Sales last 5 starts vs. Twins.
The White Sox continue to be one of the hotter teams in baseball while the Twins continue to fall apart and are allowing runs by the boatload. Add Sale on the mound, who simply can't lose this season, and the White Sox should have little trouble winning here.