New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/24/14
Chicago White Sox (59-70) at New York Yankees (66-61)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Chris Sale (L) (10-3) (2.118) vs. Chris Capuano (L) (0-2) (4.154)
The Line: New York Yankees +113 / Chicago White Sox -123 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, YES
The New York Yankees look to sweep the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox have lost five straight games and are 11 games below .500. The issue lately for the White Sox has been their offense that has been held to three or less runs in 14 of their last 16 games. The White Sox have lost seven straight games when being held to three or less runs. Jose Abreu has four RBIs in this series and Alexei Ramirez has five hits in his last three games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.42, which is 28th in the majors. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 10-3 with a 2.12 ERA and has 158 strikeouts in 136 innings. Sale is 3-0 with a 0.85 ERA in seven career games against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees have won five of their last seven games and are five games above .500. The Yankees pitching staff has allowed just six runs in its last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 3.86, which is 20th in the majors, and they’ve won five straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Carlos Beltran has homered twice in his last 10 games and Derek Jeter has hit safely in six of his last seven games. Starting is Chris Capuano, who is 1-3 with a 4.35 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 62 innings. Capuano is 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA in three career games against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 7-3 in Sales last 10 starts as a favorite and 2-5 in Sales last 7 starts vs. American League East. The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Capuanos last 5 starts overall.
The Yankees are the better and more desprate team that needs to keep winning to stay in the playoff hunt. I like NY at home for the plus money.