Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox - 7/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (45-43) at Los Angeles Angels (37-52)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
M Gonzalez (2-4) (4.39) vs. H Santiago (6-4) (4.58)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look to keep their playoff hopes alive when they visit the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
The Chicago White Sox probably won’t reach the high level of play that enabled them to lead the American League Central but anything close to that and the team could be in the running for a Wild Card. The White Sox entered the break having dropped two of three to visiting Atlanta after a 2-0 loss. CWS starter James Shields fell to 2-3 with a pair of solo homers served up over 7.2 frames. Chicago was held to six hits with Jose Abreu going 3-4 while Tim Anderson went 2-4. Miguel Gonzalez toes the rubber against the Angels for the first time since leaving the Orioles. In his first season with the White Sox, Gonzalez has gone 2-4 in 12 starts with a 4.39 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels were hot with four straight victories before dropping two in a row so we never know what to expect from this team. The Angels are coming off a 4-2 defeat at Baltimore where the offense never got going. LAA starter Tim Lincecum fell to 1-3 with three runs scoring on nine hits and two BB through 5.2 innings. Los Angeles mustered five hits and walked six times with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols driving in runs while Kole Calhoun scored twice. The Angels have scheduled Hector Santiago to start against the visiting White Sox for the second time in 2016. Santiago is 2-0 the past three times out with back to back shutouts.
The White Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 Friday games. The over is 9-2 in the Angels last 11 home games and is 7-2 in their last 9 Friday games while Los Angeles are 8-21 in their last 29 games on grass. Chicago are 1-8 in their last 9 meetings in Los Angeles. Each team has a track record that says stay away…