Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/29/14
Chicago White Sox (51-54) at Detroit Tigers (57-44)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Jose Quintana (L) (5-7) (3.152) vs. Anibal Sanchez (R) (7-4) (3.449)
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-DET
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series on Tuesday night.
The White Sox are 6-4 since the All Star break and are four games below a .500 record. The White Sox pitching staff has shown some signs of improvement by allowing three or fewer runs in eight of their last 12 games. Overall, the White Sox have an ERA of 4.11, which is good for 24th in baseball and they’ve won five of their last six when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu has a 17-game hitting streak and Alexei Ramirez has at least one RBI in four straight games. Jose Quintana takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 3.15 ERA and has 118 strikeouts in 131.1 innings. Quintana is 2-1 with a 3.26 ERA in six career starts against the Tigers.
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The Tigers are struggling lately, going 4-7 since the All Star break. While everybody is quick to point to the Tigers poor season ERA, their offense has actually produced two runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 11 games. The Tigers have lost seven straight when scoring three or less runs. Victor Martinez has hit safely in seven of his last eight games and Miguel Cabrera has a hit in seven of his last 10 games. The Tigers have an ERA of 4.01. Starting is Anibal Sanchez, who is 7-4 with a 3.45 ERA and has 81 strikeouts in 107 innings. Sanchez is 2-3 with a 3.30 ERA in five career starts against the White Sox.
White Sox are 2-5 in Quintanas last 7 road starts and 3-7 in Quintanas last 10 starts overall. The Tigers are 11-2 in Sanchezs last 13 starts with 5 days of rest and 6-2 in Sanchezs last 8 starts overall. The White Sox are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in Detroit.
There's no reason to back the Tigers and the ehavy juice with the way they've been playing lately. Quintana has also had his moments this season and is more than capable of pulling off the upset. I like the value we're getting with the White Sox here.