Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 7/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (56-45) at Chicago White Sox (39-61)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
J Tomlin (7-9) (5.59) vs. C Rodon (1-4) (6.29)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +170 / Cleveland Indians -180 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOH, WGN
Up at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side Sunday, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox will be finishing up their MLB series.
Cleveland took game one of this set 9-3, then on Saturday the Indians scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning en route to a 5-4 nail-biter.
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For the Sunday game, the Indians will be bringing out RHP Josh Tomlin. In his 106.1 innings and 7-9 record this year, Tomlin has a 5.59 ERA with 81 Ks and 12 BBs.
Cleveland has some hot hitters this year. Jose Ramirez led the way coming into the weekend with 124 hits, 71 runs, 18 homers and 55 RBI, while Francisco Lindor had 109 hits, 56 runs, 15 homers and 48 RBI. Lindor had two hits and a run on Saturday; Ramirez came up empty.
Over on the White Sox side, they’re going with LHP Carlos Rodon on Sunday. In his 24.1 innings and 1-4 record this year, Rodon has a 6.29 ERA with 31 Ks and 18 BBs.
The Sox have some big bats as well. Jose Abreu came into the weekend with 116 hits, 57 runs, 18 homers and 63 RBI, while Melky Cabrera had 113 hits, 53 runs, 13 homers and 56 RBI. Cabrera ripped four hits with a run on Saturday; Abreu hit a three-run homer.
The Indians are 10-3 in their last 13 Sunday games and 8-2 in Tomlin’s last 10 Sunday starts. Cleveland is also 1-4 in Tomlin’s last five road starts and 19-7 in Tomlin’s last 26 starts in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the White Sox are 7-20 in their last 27 during game three of a series, and 1-7 in their last eight Sunday games. Chicago is also 16-6 in Rodon’s last 22 starts with four days’ rest, and 1-4 in Rodon’s last five starts.
Over his last three starts, Tomlin has allowed seven earned runs in a span of 19.1 innings. As for Rodon, he’s been pretty sketchy lately with 15 earned in 13.0 innings over his last three starts. With the Indians playing so well lately, I don’t think I can pick against them here. Give me Cleveland for the finale victory.