White Sox vs. Twins - 9/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (57-102) at Chicago White Sox (77-82)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Tyler Duffey (9-11) (6.18) vs. C Rodon (8-10) (4.08)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -170 / Minnesota Twins +160 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Friday night to end the season.
The Minnesota Twins look to win back-to-back games for the first time since August 16-17. The Twins have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.10 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 164 hits, Joe Mauer has 49 RBI and Miguel Sano has 24 home runs. Tyler Duffey gets the ball, and he’s 9-11 with a 6.18 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Duffey is 0-1 with a 4.63 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look to finish the season on a positive note after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox offense has been hit or miss as of late, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 181 hits, Adam Eaton has 59 RBI and Todd Frazier has 40 home runs. Carlos Rodon takes the hill, and he’s 8-10 with a 4.08 ERA and 158 strikeouts this season. Rodon is 2-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 1-11 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Duffeys last 5 starts. The White Sox are 4-9 in their last 13 Friday games and 5-2 in Rodons last 7 starts. The Twins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 5-11 in the last 16 meetings overall.
It's been over a month since the Twins have won two straight games and Rodon is coming off probably his best game of the season in which he pitched eight scorless innings against the Cleveland Indians. Duffy has an ERA of 5.74 in the month of September and 5.72 on the road overall this season. It's hard not to take the White Sox here, especially with their offense usually showing up at home.