Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers - 4/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (10-7) at Chicago White Sox (12-6)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
D Holland (2-0) (2.70) vs. M Latos (3-0) (0.49)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -136 / Texas Rangers +126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-Southwest
The Chicago White Sox hope to stay hot with a home win versus the Texas Rangers Sunday.
The Texas Ranger look like a team that can’t be overlooked in the American League West but a late lead slipped away in a 4-3, eleven inning defeat at the White Sox which cost them a game in the standings. Rangers starter Colby Lewis was outstanding with six hits and four walks over six frames with a run plated on a solo jack. Sam Dyson gave up two in the 8th before Nicholas Martinez allowed the game winner in the 11th. Texas logged seven hits and walked four times with Ian Desmond going 1-2 with a homer, three walks and three runs while Elvis Andrus ripped a two run triple. Left hander Derek Holland looks for his third straight win for the Rangers versus the White Sox. Holland defeated the Astros last time out with a pair of runs scored on five hits through five frames.
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The Chicago White Sox rallied to take a late lead only to blow it and then beat the Rangers in extra innings. The White Sox received an outstanding performance from Carlos Rodon who gave up two runs on two hits and a pair of walks while whiffing seven through 6.2 frames before David Robertson blew the save with a run allowed in the 9th. Chicago posted eleven hits and walked seven times with Todd Frazier smacking a solo homer while Melky Cabrera went 3-4 with a base on balls and a pair of runs. The Chicago White Sox hope for another strong outing from Mat Latos when he faces the Rangers for the first time since 2013. Latos comes in off of a 5-0 victory versus the Angels with a two hit shutout over 6.1 innings.
The under is 48-19-3 in Texas last 70 Sunday games and the over is 6-2 in Holland’s last 8 starts on grass while going 6-2 in Holland’s last 8 starts overall. The under is 20-5-3 in the White Sox last 28 on grass and is 19-5-3 in their last 27 overall while Chicago are 7-2 in their last 9 games on grass. The Rangers are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Chicago. I would think the White Sox have some mojo and if Latos throws as he has it’s hard to go against him…