Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (56-61) at Cleveland Indians (67-48)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Quintana (9-8) (2.85) vs. C Kluber (12-8) (3.44)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -171 / Chicago White Sox +161 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOH, CSCH
Coming up on Tuesday in MLB action from Progressive Field, the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians will be kicking off a three-game set.
The White Sox are fresh off a weekend set against the Marlins. Chicago won the first pair of games but couldn’t come up with the sweep Sunday, losing 5-4.
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As for the Indians, they just played a one-off game against the Red Sox Monday. In that one, Cleveland fell 3-2 despite having the winning run on first base.
Taking the hill for the White Sox on Tuesday will be LHP Jose Quintana. Over his 23 starts and 9-8 record this year, Quintana has put up a 2.85 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP in 151.2 innings. In a no-decision his last time out against the Royals, Quintana put up 7.1 innings with four hits and one earned.
The Chicago hitters have been a pretty reliable bunch overall. Jose Abreu has hit 128 times with 41 runs and 65 RBI. Melky Cabrera sits on 127 hits with 48 runs and 54 RBI. Adam Eaton has logged 126 hits with 58 runs and 41 RBI.
Over on the Cleveland side, we’ll be seeing RHP Corey Kluber in the start on Tuesday. Across 23 games and a 12-8 record this year, Kluber owns a 3.21 ERA with a 1.01 WHIP in 157 innings. Grabbing his third win in a row his last time out against the Angels, Kluber put up six innings with four hits and three earned.
Let’s check out a few of the notable Indians hitters. Francisco Lindor has slapped 138 hits with 80 runs and 61 RBI so far. Jason Kipnis sits on 129 hits with 71 runs, 20 homers and 65 RBI. Mike Napoli has hit 110 times with 76 runs, 29 homers and 84 RBI.
The White Sox are 6-14 in their last 20 road games, and 3-7 in their last 10 during game one of a series. Chicago is also 1-9 in their last 10 games following an off day, and 5-2 in Quintana’s last seven starts.
Kluber is throwing pretty well these days, so I’ll take the Indians to get a victory here.