White Sox vs. Tigers - 7/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (50-46) at Chicago White Sox (46-49)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Michael Fulmer (9-2) (2.13) vs. J Turner (0-1) (18.00)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +132 / Detroit Tigers -142 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox play game two of their series early Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.48 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 113 hits, Miguel Cabrera has 53 RBI and Nick Castellanos has 17 home runs. Michael Fulmer gets the nod, and he’s 9-2 with a 2.13 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. This will be Fulmer’s first career game against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and for or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Chicago White Sox offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 103 hits, Melky Cabrera has 43 RBI and Jose Abreu has 11 home runs. Jacob Turner takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 18.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Turner’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 11-1 in Fulmers last 12 starts. The White Sox are 6-14 in their last 20 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games. The Tigers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The White Sox are quickly falling apart and are likely going to start shopping guys within the next week. The Tigers see blood and a chance to get back in the wild card race. Also, Turner was downright rocked in his last outing and has just one start under his belt since 2014. Tigers roll.