Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins - Game 2 - 6/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (18-38) at Minnesota Twins (25-30)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)
Lucas Giolito (3-6) (7.53) vs. Zack Littell (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCH, FSN
The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins meet Tuesday in game two of a MLB doubleheader at Target Field.
The Chicago White Sox could use feel good victory here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs i seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 65 hits and 32 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 106 hits and 47 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 7.53 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Giolito is 0-2 with a 5.11 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins also need a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have scored 21 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five straight games. The Minnesota Twins have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than one run. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 69 hits and 40 RBI while Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar have combined for 110 hits and 56 RBI. Zack Littell will make his major league debut when he takes the mound tonight. Littell was 41-28 with a 3.28 ERA and 536 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The White Sox are 17-37 in their last 54 Tuesday games, 14-38 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series and 3-7 in Giolitos last 10 starts. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 second games of a double-header, 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 9-4 in their last 13 vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota, 1-7 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota.
Usually I never pick a team playing a pitcher making his major league debut, as you have no idea what to expect. But the Chicago White Sox are just in awful form and are throwing out a pitcher in Giolito who has been terrible this season. The Minnesota Twins offense has also been on fire over the last week, so even if things get rocky for Littell, you'd think they'd be OK. I'll back the Twins here, as more of a fade from the White Sox than anything else.