Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Game 2 - 9/28/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (62-96) at Minnesota Twins (74-84)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Lucas Giolito (10-12) (5.81) vs. Chase De Jong (0-1) (3.86)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -135 / Chicago White Sox +115 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCH, FSN
The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins meet Friday in a game two of an MLB doubleheader at Target Field.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Yolmer Sanchez leads the White Sox with 143 hits and 53 RBI while Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada have combined for 268 hits and 125 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 10-12 with a 5.81 ERA and 123 strikeouts this season. Giolito is 2-2 with a 3.82 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Twins have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 161 hits and 77 RBI while Joe Mauer and Max Kepler have combined for 246 hits and 101 RBI. Chase De Jong gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be De Jong’s first career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 Friday games, 24-49 in their last 73 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Giolitos last 5 starts. The Twins are 25-12 in their last 37 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 second games of a double-header and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League Central. The under is 4-1 in Giolitos last 5 starts vs. Twins and 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.
The Minnesota Twins are swinging a hot bat right now, and Giolito is a pitcher who has allowed five or more runs in three of his last four starts. The Twins are also one of those losing teams that seems to want to finish the season strong and create positive vibes heading into the new year. This time of the season, you have the teams that have checked out and are ready for the offseason, and the teams that want to go out on a positive note. The Twins have played decent baseball the past couple of weeks. Give me the Twins at home and the reasonable price.