Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers Free Pick - 8/25/13
Texas Rangers (75-54) at Chicago White Sox (53-75)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Matt Garza (R) (9-2) (3.595) vs. John Danks (L) (3-10) (4.217)
Chicago White Sox +162 / Texas Rangers -172 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox play a rubber game on Sunday after Chicago rallied past Texas 3-2 Saturday night.
The Rangers led 2-0 during the top of the sixth on Alex Rios' home run, but Adam Dunn's response during the home-half had it all tied at two until the ninth inning. The Sox won the game on Josh Phegley's walk-off RBI-single.
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John Danks (3-10, 4.22 ERA) hurls next for Chicago, having dropped eight of his last 10 decisions. Danks won just twice all season at U.S. Cellular Field, yielding three runs during 15 frames at the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics. In Danks' Cellular Field losses, the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and New York Mets knocked in 20 runs, 16 earned, during 28.2 innings.
Danks was toppled 3-2 at Texas last year on April 6, giving up three runs during six frames. The Rangers are 37-of-145 with 14 RBIs, five apiece from Adrian Beltre and Ian Kinsler, against Danks.
Texas next trots out Matt Garza (3-1, 4.32 ERA), who is 9-2 with a 3.59 ERA with the Rangers and Chicago Cubs this year. In six Texas starts, the Rangers have won five times when Garza has gone. All four of Garza's August appearances have seen the opposition measure in at least four runs.
Texas is 1-1 when Garza starts on the road,winning 9-5 at the Houston Astros and losing 4-2 at Oakland, allowing eight runs during 15 innings. At the White Sox July 8, Garza prevailed 8-2 with a seven-frame two-run gem. Chicago is 23-of-77 with a dozen RBIs, seven Paul Konerko's, versus Garza. The Rangers triumph in the finale.