Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (51-54) at Detroit Tigers (57-48)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
J Shields (5-12) (4.68) vs. A Sanchez (5-11) (6.56)
The Line: Detroit Tigers TBA / Chicago White Sox TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSCh
On Tuesday from Comerica Park, we’ve got game one of the MLB series between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers.
The White Sox just finished up a weekend set against the Twins. Chicago won Saturday but dropped the other two games by a combined three runs overall.
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As for the Tigers, they swept the Astros this weekend and have now won six games in a row. Detroit took two of those three games by a combined 19 runs.
James Shields will be taking the mound for the White Sox on Tuesday. In his 21 starts and 5-12 record this year, Shields owns a 4.68 ERA with a 1.48 WHIP in 123 innings. In a win his last time out, Shields bagged 7.2 innings with four hits and no earned against the Cubs.
Taking the swings for the White Sox, we’ve got some interesting bats. Melky Cabrera has put up 116 hits with 45 runs and 49 RBI. Adam Eaton holds 110 hits with 51 runs and 37 RBI. Jose Abreu has hit 108 times with 35 runs, 11 homers and 56 RBI so far.
The Tigers will be wheeling out RHP Anibal Sanchez in Tuesday’s game. Over 24 games (16 starts) and a 5-11 record this year, Sanchez owns a 6.56 ERA with a 1.64 WHIP in 94.2 innings. Taking a no-decision his last time out against the White Sox, Sanchez allowed 10 hits with four earned in six innings.
Thankfully, the Tigers have plenty of ammo at the plate. Ian Kindler has put up 121 hits with 84 runs, 20 homers and 57 RBI. Miguel Cabrera holds 118 hits with 59 runs, 23 homers and 66 RBI. Nick Castellanos has managed 113 hits with 51 runs, 22 doubles and 57 RBI.
The White Sox are 9-23 in their last 32 road games, and 3-8 in their last 11 games following a loss. Chicago is also 1-4 in their last five overall, and 1-5 in their last six game ones of a series.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 5-0 in their last five game ones of a series, and 5-0 in their last five following a win. Detroit is also 6-0 in their last six overall, and 5-1 in their last five games versus a right-handed starter.
The Tigers are rolling right now, and I don’t even think a sketchy Sanchez can slow them down. I’ll take Detroit here.