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Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins - 6/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (24-51) at Chicago White Sox (37-38)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)

K Gibson (0-5) (6.05) vs. J Quintana (5-7) (3.04)

The Line: Chicago White Sox -170 / Minnesota Twins +160 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


In Tuesday MLB action from US Cellular Field, we’ve got game one between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox.

The Twins are fresh off a series with the Yankees this weekend. Minnesota dropped the first two games of that set, but came back to win on Sunday 7-1 to prevent the sweep.
As for the White Sox, they just finished up against the Blue Jays. Chicago won two of those three games, and now they’ve taken five of their last seven.

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins - 6/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


For Tuesday’s game, the Twins will be trotting out right-hander Kyle Gibson. In his seven starts this year, Gibson has posted an 0-5 record with a 6.05 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP in 38.2 innings. In his last appearance against Philadelphia Gibson put up six innings with five runs on eight hits for a no-decision.

The Minnesota batting order features a few diamonds here and there. Eduardo Nunez leads the team on 81 hits with 35 runs, 10 homers and 29 RBI on a .312 BA. Joe Mauer is hitting .270 with 73 hits, 32 runs and 26 RBI. Miguel Sano is hitting a tepid .235, but does have 11 homers and 27 RBI alongside 42 hits with 25 runs this year.

Over on the White Sox side, we’ll be seeing left-hander Jose Quintana on the mound. In 15 starts and a 5-7 record this year, Quintana has put up a 3.04 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP in 97.2 innings overall. When he was last on the mound in Boston, Quintana went 5.1 innings and allowed sid runs on eight hits for a no-decision.

Chicago has a few noteworthy names at the plate as well. Adam Eaton heads the team on 83 hits with 39 runs, seven triples and 24 RBI so far. Melky Cabrera is having a nice year on a .297 BA with 82 hits, 35 runs and 39 RBI. Todd Frazier has a team-high 21 homers with 49 RBI, 55 hits and 42 runs--but is also hitting just .201.

The Twins are 24-54 in their last 78 overall, and 9-26 in their last 35 road games. Minnesota is also 2-6 in their last eight Tuesday games, and 2-5 in Gibson’s last seven starts.
As for the White Sox, they’re 4-1 in their last five game ones of a series, and 5-2 in their last seven overall. Chicago is also 1-7 in Quintana’s last eight starts, and 0-5 in their last five games following an off day.

I feel like Quintana will be able to take care of business here, so I’ll take the White Sox for the victory.

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