Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/23/14
New York Yankees (24-21) at Chicago White Sox (23-25)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Hiroki Kuroda (R) (3-3) (4.609) vs. Hector Noesi (R) (0-3) (5.660)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +117 / New York Yankees -127 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: My9, CSN-Chicago
The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees face off on Friday in Chicago for game two of their series.
The Chicago White Sox have had trouble staying healthy and that has affected their record but they got this series off on the right foot beating the Yankees on Thursday. Adam Eaton had two hits and Gordon Beckham, Adam Dunn, and Alexei Ramirez each had hits as the White Sox scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Chris Sale returned from the DL allowing one hit and striking out 10 over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 4-0 for the season and Ronald Bellsario got the save after nearly blowing the game. For Friday’s game the White Sox start hector Noesi who is still looking for his first win. For the season Noesi has allowed 26 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 19 over 22 innings for a 0-3 record and a 5.32 ERA.
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The New York Yankees got the bats going far too late on Thursday falling to the White Sox in game one. Mark Teixeira had a hit and two RBI’s and Zoilo Almonte and Ichiro Suzuki each had hits as the Yankees scored two runs on three hits. Starting pitcher David Phelps allowed six hits and two runs while striking out eight over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-1 for the season. For Monday’s game the Yankees start Hiroki Kuroda who won his last start. For the season Kuroda has allowed 58 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 43 over 54.2 innings for a 3-3 record and a 4.61 ERA.
Chicago is 3-5 in their last eight home games, 15-36 in game two of a series, and 3-11 at home against a team with a winning record. New York is 4-1 as a favorite, 5-3 in their last eight games, and 0-5 in Kuroda’s last five starts as a home favorite. New York is 0-7 in their last seven games in Chicago.
I am expecting scoring in this one and my free pick is the over. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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