Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/14
Chicago White Sox (64-76) at Cleveland Indians (71-67)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Jose Quintana (L) (7-10) (3.440) vs. Corey Kluber (R) (13-9) (2.718)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -160 / Chicago White Sox +150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, STO
The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians will play game two Saturday night.
The Chicago White Sox have lost five of their last eight games and are 14 games below a .500 record. The White Sox pitching staff continues to stink it up, allowing four or more runs in 14 of their last 20 games. Overall, the White Sox have an ERA of 4.42, which is 27th in the majors, and they’ve lost 10 straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu has a 14-game hitting streak and Alexei Ramirez has homered three times in his last 10 games. Jose Quintana takes the mound, and he’s 7-10 with a 3.44 ERA and has 145 strikeouts in 172.2 innings. Quintana is 3-0 with a 3.44 ERA in 10 career games against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians have won six of their last 10 games and are five games above .500. The Indians offense needs to pick it up after being held to three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Indians have split their last 10 games when being held to three or less runs. Michael Brantley has a hit in nine straight games and Carlos Santana has a hit in eight of his last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.64, which is 15th in the majors. Starting is Corey Kluber, who is 13-9 with a 2.58 ERA and has 215 strikeouts in 195.1 innings. Kluber is 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA in nine career games against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 3-7 in Quintanas last 10 road starts and 1-5 in Quintanas last 6 starts. The Indians are 18-5 in Klubers last 23 home starts and 15-7 in Klubers last 22 starts overall.
While I don't love the juice, it's hard not to pick the Indians with Kluber on the mound against an up-and-down White Sox squad.