Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/20/14
Chicago White Sox (8-9) at Texas Rangers (10-7)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Erik Johnson (R) (0-1) (6.349) vs. Robbie Ross (L) (1-0) (1.000)
The Line: Texas Rangers -175 / Chicago White Sox +165 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox face off on Sunday in Arlington as they close out their series.
The Texas Rangers showed their power once again on Saturday beating the White Sox in game two of their series. Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff each hit home runs and Shin-Soo Choo and Alex Rios had three hits each as the Rangers scored six runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Colby Lewis allowed six hits and a run while striking out four over 5.1 innings to get the win and go to 01 for the season and Joakim Soria earned his third save. For Sunday’s game the Rangers start Robbie Ross who got the win in his last start. For the season Ross has allowed 14 hits and two runs while striking out 13 over 18 innings for a 1-0 record and a 1.00 ERA.
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The Chicago White Sox never gave in and had their chances on Saturday but they fell short taking the loss. Adam Dunn had three hits and Dayan Viciedo and Jose Abreu each had two hits as the White Sox scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana wasn’t at his best as he allowed nine hits and five runs while striking out one and lasting five innings to take the loss and fall to 1-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the White Sox start Erik Johnson who is still looking for a win this season. S far this year Johnson has allowed 22 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 15 over 17 innings for a 0-1 record and a 6.35 ERA.
Texas is 5-0 in their last five games, 6-1 in game three of a series and 37-17 as a favorite. Chicago is 15-33 in their last 48 games, 17-49 in their last 66 road games, and 1-4in game three of a series. Chicago is 9-5 in their last 14 games against Texas.
Texas has dominated and while Chicago has played them tough over the years, this is a bad matchup for the White Sox.
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