White Sox vs. Yankees - 8/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (57-44) at Chicago White Sox (49-51)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Luis Severino vs. J Danks (5-8) (4.80)
The Line: Chicago White Sox / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: WPIX, CSCh
The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox play game two of their series Saturday night.
The New York Yankees look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Yankees have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Yankees have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 106 hits and 47 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined 134 RBI. The New York Yankees have won five of their last seven road games. Luis Severino will make his major league debut on Saturday night. Severino is 23-11 with a 2.30 ERA and 323 strikeouts in his minor league career.
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The Chicago White Sox look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Melky Cabrera leads Chicago with 112 hits and 49 RBI while Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton have combined for 86 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost five straight home games. John Danks takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 4.97 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Danks is 2-3 with a 5.64 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 7-2 in their last 9 vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Danks' last 5 starts. The White Sox are 0-4 in Danks' last 4 starts vs. Yankees.
Danks has pitched a shutout in three of his last five starts. I don't like backing a pitcher who is making his major league debut. Give me the home team and the solid, proven pitcher.