White Sox vs. Tigers - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (73-85) at Chicago White Sox (74-84)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
A Simon (13-11) (5.18) vs. C Sale (12-11) (3.48)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -194 / Detroit Tigers +183 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Tigers have lost six of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 185 hits and 73 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 175 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight road games. Alfredo Simon gets the ball, and he’s 13-11 with a 5.18 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Simon is 2-0 with a 4.94 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The White Sox have won four of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 178 hits and 101 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 130 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have split their last eight home games. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 12-11 with a 3.48 ERA and 267 strikeouts this season. Sale is 6-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 118 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 2-5 in Simons last 7 starts. The White Sox are 1-6 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter and 0-6 in Sales last 6 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in Sales last 5 home starts vs. Tigers.
Two teams that are just waiting for the offseason to begin. I have to go with the strikeout machine at home, especially when Sale has owned the Tigers when pitching at home. Give me the home team.