White Sox vs. Twins - 9/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (72-67) at Chicago White Sox (66-72)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
E Santana (4-4) (4.93) vs. Erik Johnson
The Line: Chicago White Sox -115 / Minnesota Twins +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Twins have split their last six when scoring three or less runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 137 hits and 59 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 143 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have split their last eight road games. Ervin Santana gets the ball, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.93 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Santana is 5-6 with a 3.92 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The White Sox have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 156 hits and 86 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 106 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost five of their last eight home games. Erik Johnson takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This is Johnson’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win. The White Sox are 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day and 4-0 in Johnsons last 4 starts. The Twins are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
The White Sox can't win at home for whatever reason. Meanwhile, the Twins are chasing a playoff spot and have a veteran pitcher on the hill who usually does well on the road. I like the Twins here for the plus money.