Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (51-54) at Detroit Tigers (57-48)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
C Sale (14-4) (3.17) vs. Michael Fulmer (9-2) (2.50)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -126 / Chicago White Sox +116 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WPWR, FSDT
Over at Comerica Park on Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers will be continuing their MLB series.
This will be game two of the set. In Tuesday’s opener, the Tigers scored six times in the fifth inning on the way to an 11-5 victory.
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Taking the hill for the White Sox on Wednesday will be lefty Chris Sale. In his 20 starts and 14-4 record this year, Sale has logged a 3.17 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP in 139 innings. Taking a loss his last time out against the Cubs, Sale logged six innings with just two earned runs in a tough-luck scenario.
At the plate, Chicago has a handful of notable names up top. Melky Cabrera has put up 116 hits with 49 RBI and 45 runs. Adam Eaton holds 111 hits with 51 runs and 37 RBI. Jose Abreu has hit 109 times with 36 runs, 11 homers and 56 RBI.
Over on the Tigers’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Michael Fulmer in the starting role. Over 16 starts and a 9-2 record this year, Fulmer owns a 2.50 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP in 97.1 innings. Fulmer allowed three earned on seven hits in his last appearance, a 7.2-inning no-decision against Boston.
It’s pretty easy to find the stars in the Detroit lineup. Ian Kinsler has hit 123 times with 85 runs, 20 homers and 59 RBI. Miguel Cabrera has hit 121 times with 69 RBI, 24 homers and 61 runs. Cabrera blasted a homer with three RBI on Tuesday. As for Nick Castellanos, he’s got 113 hits with 51 runs, 18 homers and 57 RBI thus far.
The White Sox are 5-1 in Sale’s last six starts in game two of a series, and 12-3 in Sale’s last 15 starts following a quality start in his previous appearance. Chicago is also 13-6 in Sale’s last 19 starts on grass, and 15-6 in Sale’s last 21 starts overall.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games, and 4-0 in Fulmer’s last five home starts. Detroit is also 14-2 in Fulmer’s last 16 starts overall, and 4-1 in Fulmer’s last five starts in game two of a series.
I like the pitching matchup here, so I’ll go under. I’ll give the Tigers a slight winning advantage as well.