Twins vs. White Sox - 7/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (50-53) at Minnesota Twins (39-63)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
M Gonzalez (2-5) (4.28) vs. T Milone (3-3) (4.97)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -104 / Chicago White Sox -106 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The White Sox have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.01 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Melky Cabrera leads Chicago with 110 hits, Adam Eaton has 37 RBI and Jose Abreu has 11 home runs. Miguel Gonzalez gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.28 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 1-2 with a 5.49 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Twins have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins offense has been rolling as of late, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 110 hits, Brian Dozier has 52 RBI and Joe Mauer has eight home runs. Tommy Milone takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Milone is 4-1 with a 2.75 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Gonzalezs last 7 road starts. The Twins are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Milones last 7 home starts. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
Gonzalez has allowed three or less runs in seven of his last 10 outings, while Milone is coming off a contest in which he allowed eight runs in 4.2 innings. I'm going to side with the better team and the White Sox here.