Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox - 6/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (29-27) at Detroit Tigers (27-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
J Quintana (5-5) (2.12) vs. J Verlander (4-5) (4.11)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -123 / Chicago White Sox +113 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSD, CSN
Up at Comerica Park on Sunday, the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers will be finishing up their weekend MLB series.
This will be the third game of the set. In Friday’s opener, the Tigers took a commanding 10-3 win. On Saturday, Detroit scored five runs between the sixth and eighth innings on the way to a 7-4 victory.
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For Sunday’s matchup, the White Sox will be going with left-hander Jose Quintana. Over his 11 starts and 5-5 record this year, Quintana holds a 2.13 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP in 72 innings of work. On Monday against the Mets, Quintana took a tough-luck loss with one run over seven innings.
The White Sox lineup has been better than expected his year overall. Adam Eaton holds 60 hits with 22 runs and 18 RBI. Eaton bagged a triple as part of a three-hit outing Saturday. Melky Cabrera is right there as well on 56 hits with 25 runs and 24 RBI. Cabrera is currently on emergency family leave and didn’t play Saturday. Todd Frazier leads the team on 17 homers and 39 RBI but has a tepid .218 BA this year.
Over on the Tigers’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Justin Verlander on the mound. In his 11 starts and 4-5 record this season, Verlander holds a 4.11 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 72.1 innings. On Monday against the Angels, Verlander gave up four runs after taking a shutout into the seventh inning.
The top-heavy Tigers lineup is a pretty well-rounded crew. Ian Kinsler leads the way on 68 hits with 46 runs, 11 homers and 32 RBI. Kinsler came up 0-for-5 on Saturday, though. Victor Martinez has hit 68 times with 34 RBI and 24 runs. Miguel Cabrera is having a solid year with 12 homers, 31 runs and 33 RBI to his credit.
The White Sox are 6-14 in Quintana’s last 20 starts in game three of a series, and 0-4 in Quintana’s last four starts overall.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 6-16 in their last 22 Sunday games and 1-4 in Verlander’s last five starts with five days’ rest.
I don’t see Quintana or Verlander getting much help offensively here, so I’ll stick with the under. The Tigers should be able to get a win if Verlander comes out throwing.