Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (63-66) at Detroit Tigers (69-61)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
J Shields (5-16) (5.98) vs. Matt Boyd (5-2) (4.09)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -180 / Chicago White Sox +170 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers look to stay in the playoff hunt when the Chicago White Sox visit Monday.
The Chicago White Sox lone goal is to finish the season with a winning record which is well within reach. The White Sox took a step in the right direction with Sunday’s 4-1 win versus visiting Seattle. CWS starter Carlos Rodon improved to 5-8 with a run plated over six frames. Chicago did their damage on five hits and a free pass with Justin Morneau driving in a pair while Melky Cabrera scoring twice. A struggling James Shields draws Monday’s start against the Tigers who he will see for the 4th time in 2016. Shields comes off a 5-3 loss to the Phillies with four runs plated on seven hits over six innings.
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The Detroit Tigers are winning which means they are right in the middle of the playoff race. After winning five straight, the Tigers have lost consecutive contests following a 5-0 loss versus visiting Los Angeles. After several solid efforts on the mound Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez was tagged for all five runs on eight hits through 5.2 innings to fall to 7-13. The Tigers were held to four hits and three bases on balls with Miguel Cabrera logging two hits while Justin Upton singled and walked twice. Matt Boyd toes the rubber against; the White Sox for the third time this season. Boyd defeated Minnesota 9-4 on the road last time out with three runs allowed in six frames.
The White Sox are 7-16 in their last23 road games. The under is 7-2-1 in Detroit’s last 10 home games while the Tigers are 3-7 in their last 10 home games. The White Sox are 16-40 in their last 56 meetings in Detroit. I like the way Boyd has been throwing…