White Sox vs. Indians - 5/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (22-20) at Chicago White Sox (27-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
J Tomlin (6-0) (3.56) vs. C Sale (9-0) (1.58)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -190 / Cleveland Indians +180 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox play game three of their four-game series Tuesday.
The Cleveland Indians look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Indians have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.95 and have lost eight of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 54 hits, Jason Kipnis has 27 RBI and Carlos Santana has eight home runs. Josh Tomlin gets the nod, and he’s 6-0 with a 3.56 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 2-2 with a 3.44 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look to get back on track after losing six of their last nine games. The White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Chicago White Sox offense has gone cold lately, and they’ve lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 52 hits, Todd Frazier has 34 RBI and Jose Abreu has six home runs. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Sale is 5-6 with a 3.69 ERA and 114 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 15-1 in Tomlins last 16 starts. The White Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 10-1 in Sales last 11 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in Sales last 5 home starts vs. Indians.
I see Chris Sale, I pick the White Sox and Chris Sale. It's really that simple. Nothing else to see here, as Sale is easily one of the top five pitchers in baseball and has been nearly unhittable. Give me Sale.