Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox - 5/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (9-26) at Chicago Cubs (20-15)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Shields (1-3) (5.14) vs. J Lester (2-1) (2.82)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -265 / Chicago White Sox +242 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
MLB comes to the Windy City when rivals the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs faceoff at Wrigley Field.
The Chicago White Sox struggled on the mound and at the plate in an 11-2 defeat at Wrigley Field on Friday. White Sox starter Carson Fulmer was charged with five runs in 1.2 innings to get the loss with Aaron Bummer allowing four unearned runs.
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The CWS offense consisted of five hits and seven bases on balls with Jose Abreu driving in a run and scoring while Daniel Palka doubled in a run and pinch hitter Adam Engel walked and scored.
Veteran James Shields gets the start against the Cubs on Saturday afternoon. Shields comes in off of a 5-3 loss (ND) versus Minnesota with three runs scoring on two hits and two BB in 6.2 frames.
The Chicago Cubs could do no wrong in trouncing the White Sox on Friday afternoon Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood gave up two runs on three his and five walks over five frames before four relievers tossed scoreless baseball.
The Cubbies racked up 15 hits and seven walks with Kris Bryant going 2-3 with a homer, two RBI’s and three runs while Wilson Contreras went 4-5 with a pair of long ball with seven runs driven in.
Left hander Jon Lester toes the rubber for the Cubs against the White Sox on Saturday. Lester did not receive a decision last time out in a 4-3 loss at St. Louis where two runs were plated on six hits and four BB in 5.1 innings.
Chicago White Sox are 6-23 in their last 29 overall and are 6-23 in their last 29 games on grass and are 6-21 in their last 27 interleague games. Chicago Cubs are 9-2 in their last 11 home games and Chicago Cubs are 12-3 in their last 15 interleague games. Under is 5-1-3 in the last 9 meetings.
The White Sox aren’t going anywhere n 2018 but Shields does come up big on occasion so for me it’s do something on the CWS or look elsewhere…