Twins at White Sox - 6/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (24-51) at Chicago White Sox (37-38)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
K Gibson (0-5) (6.05) vs. J Quintana (5-7) (3.04)
The Line: Chicago White Sox / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series late Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Twins have allowed eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.17 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 81 hits, Joe Mauer has 26 RBI and Brian Dozier has 10 home runs. Kyle Gibson gets the nod, and he’s 0-5 with a 6.05 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The White Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 16 games. The Chicago White Sox offense has been on a roll lately, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 83 hits, Melky Cabrera has 39 RBI and Jose Abreu has 11 home runs. Jose Quintana takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 3.04 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 6-4 with a 3.83 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 3-7 in their last 10 games following an off day and 2-5 in Gibsons last 7 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-7 in Quintanas last 8 starts. The Twins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings overall.
Gibson has had zero success this season for the Twins, and the White Sox are swinging a hot bat at the moment. You have to like Chicago at home with the way it's hitting the ball all over the park.