Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (59-68) at Chicago White Sox (59-65)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
V Nuno (0-2) (2.93) vs. C Rodon (5-5) (4.22)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -145 / Seattle Mariners +135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners pay a visit to U.S. Cellular Field to open a series with the Chicago White Sox.
The question for the Seattle Mariners is can they consistently win to reach .500. The Mariners have won three of four after downing Oakland 8-2 on Wednesday as Felix Hernandez bounced back from recent struggles with both runs surrendered on solo jacks over eight frames to up his record to 15-8. The offense came up with 12 hits and six walks with Kyle Seager going solo while Nelson Cruz going 3-4 with a homer and three RBI’s. The Mariners send Roenis Elias to the bump to face the White Sox in the series opener on Thursday. Elias looks to bounce back from a 4-0 loss at Oakland where he gave up three runs on three hits over six frames.
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The Chicago White Sox look for a strong finish to the regular season as the team gains another year of experience. The White Sox failed to get their offense going in Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to the visiting Red Sox. Starter Chris Sale was outstanding with a five hit shutout through seven frames with Nate Jones allowing two runs with Zach Putnam giving up a run. The bats were held to six hits with Melky Cabrera going 3-4 with a double. Rookie left hander Carlos Rodon gets the call to mound to oppose Seattle for the second time in 2015. Rodon defeated the Mariners last time out 6-3 with an unearned run plated on six hits over seven frames.
Seattle are 2-9 in their last 11 Thursday games. And the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 road games while going 20-8-2 in their last 30 overall. The over is 22-6 in Chicago’s last 28 overall and is 22-6 in their last 28 on grass. Seattle are 13-38 in the last 51 meetings in Chicago and are 17-39 in the last 56 meetings. I’ll back Rodon and hope he doesn’t walk six…