Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 9/5/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (81-56) at Chicago White Sox (54-82)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
D Salazar (5-6) (4.30) vs. D Holmberg (2-2) (3.73)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +245 / Cleveland Indians -270 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOh, CSN+
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox meet Tuesday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling while building on their 12-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians have won 13 straight games when scoring more than one run. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 160 hits and 67 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana have combined for 274 hits and 143 RBI. Danny Salazar gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.30 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Salazar is 6-4 with a 3.88 ERA and 92 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The White Sox have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 158 hits and 82 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson have combined for 257 hits and 112 RBI. David Holmberg gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 3.55 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Holmberg’s second career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 4-0 in Salazars last 4 starts with 15 or more days of rest. The White Sox are 3-12 in their last 15 during game 2 of a series, 1-7 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 6-2 in their last 8 home games. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago and the over is 3-1-2 in Salazars last 6 starts vs. White Sox.
Salazar has missed a couple of weeks due to an elbow injury and Holmberg has been solid for the White Sox even if 27 of his games this season have come out of the bullpen. There's reasons to consider the White Sox and the heavy plus money. However, the Cleveland Indians are just too hot to bet against right now and the White Sox, well, they're still the White Sox. Sometimes you just rid the hot hand until it runs cold in this line of work. This is one of those times.