White Sox vs. Indians - 9/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (84-61) at Chicago White Sox (70-75)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Mike Clevinger (2-2) (5.01) vs. J Shields (5-17) (6.01)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +138 / Cleveland Indians -148 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox end their four-game series early Thursday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Indians offense continues to show up daily, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 178 hits, Jose Ramirez has 66 RBI and Jason Kipnis has 22 home runs. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 5.01 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look for another win after winning seven of their last 12 games. The White Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Chicago White Sox offense has also been hot the last week or so, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 168 hits, Adam Eaton has 55 RBI and Melky Cabrera has 10 home runs. James Shields takes the hill, and he’s 5-17 with a 6.01 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Shields is 4-6 with a 4.17 ERA and 110 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 3-8 in their last 11 road games. The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games and 0-5 in Shields' last 5 starts. The Indians are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Indians are the better team here and are bound to get back on track sooner than later. And while Clevinger doesn't have much MLB experience under his belt, Shields has been awful for much of all season. Have to side with Cleveland in this spot as more of a fade from Chicago.