Minnesota Twins (30-18) at Chicago White Sox (30-16)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Randy Dobnak (6-3) (3.61) vs. Dane Dunning (1-0) (2.70)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -104 / Minnesota Twins -106 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Twins will look to rebound from a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Monday night. Jorge Polanco accounted for the lone RBI for Minnesota in the loss while Ehire Adrianza, Byron Buxton, Jake cave and Lamonte Wade Jr. each had a double while Max Kepler went 2 for 4 at the dish in the losing effort. Josh Donaldson added a base hit as well to cap off Minnesota’s offense as a team in the losing effort. Jose Berrios allowed one run on six hits over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Taylor Rogers took the loss in relief, falling to 1-4 on the year as a result. Randy Dobnak will start here and is 6-3 with a 3.61 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Dobnak’s second career start against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look to build on their win over Minnesota on Monday. Tim Anderson went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI while Adam Engel and Nick Madrigal each had an RBI as well in the victory. Jose Abreu went 2 for 5 with a double and Eloy Jimenez added a pair of hits as well in the winning effort. Dylan Cease allowed one run on five hits while striking out four over 4.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Alex Colome got the win in relief to improve to 2-0 on the year. Dane Dunning will start here and is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Dunning’s first career start against the Twins.
Minnesota is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 2-6 in their last 8 road games while the under is 11-4-1 in the last 16 games against a team with a winning record. Chicago is 12-1 in their last 13 home games and 20-6 in their last 26 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games within the division.
Dunning has pitched fairly well for the White Sox so far this year, but he hasn’t gone past five innings in any of his four starts and he’s alternated three runs and shutouts across his last four starts. On the other hand, Dobnak’s form has slipped a bit, but these are still two quality pitchers on their respective teams and I just think a low-scoring game is on the cards like Monday’s matchup. I’ll side with the under here as I see this one being something along the lines of 3-2.