Tigers vs. White Sox - 9/21/15 Game Two Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (70-77) at Detroit Tigers (69-78)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
E Johnson (2-0) (3.71) vs. Kyle Lobstein
The Line: Detroit Tigers -105 / Chicago White Sox -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers play the second game of a doubleheader Monday.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The White Sox have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 168 hits and 95 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 121 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last seven road games. Erik Johnson gets the ball, and he’s 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Johnson is 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Tigers have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 178 hits and 70 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 169 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last eight home games. Kyle Lobstein takes the hill, and he’s 3-8 with a 6.10 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Lobstein is 1-1 with a 1.23 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Johnsons last 6 starts. The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games. The White Sox are 13-33 in the last 46 meetings in Detroit and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Always tough to pick who is going to win the secon game of a doubleheader when you don't know what happened in the first one. However, Detroit is at home and is playing some OK ball lately. I'll side with the Tigers here.