White Sox at Indians - 6/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (33-33) at Cleveland Indians (35-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Quintana (5-7) (2.66) vs. T Bauer (4-2) (3.69)
The Line: Cleveland Indians / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox offense has heated up lately, and they’ve split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 71 hits, Melky Cabrera has 31 RBI and Jose Abreu has nine home runs. Jose Quintana gets the nod, and he’s 5-7 with a 2.66 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 5-2 with a 2.71 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Indians have scored seven runs in their last three games and nine of their last 15 games. The Cleveland Indians offense has been very consistent, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 76 hits, Jason Kipnis has 33 RBI and Carlos Santana has 13 home runs. Trevor Bauer takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.69 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 2-9 in their last 11 road games and 0-6 in Quintanas last 6 starts. The Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 0-4 in Bauers last 4 starts with 5 days of rest. The White Sox are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Indians may be in a minor slump at the moment, but they've been very improved over the last month or so and should get back on track here. Bauer has been solid this season and Cleveland has won five straight at home. Give me the Indians here.