White Sox vs. Tigers - 5/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (17-9) at Chicago White Sox (8-14)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
S Greene (3-1) (4.60) vs. J Samardzija (1-2) (4.78)
The Line: Chicago White Sox / Detroit Tigers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, CSN-CHI
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Tigers have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Tigers have split their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 34 hits and 19 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Ian Kinsler have combined for 28 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won six of their last nine games on the road. Shane Greene gets the ball, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.60 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Greene is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox look to snap a five-game losing streak. The White Sox have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The White Sox have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Avisail Garcia leads Chicago with 27 hits and six RBI while Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez have combined for 24 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won four of their last six games on their home field. Jeff Samardzija takes the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.78 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Samardzija’s second career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 7-2 in their last 9 games following an off day and 4-1 in Greenes last 5 starts. The White Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Tigers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The White Sox need a win and have played their best ball on their home field. Chicago also has its ace on the mound. I look for the White Sox to strike first blood here.