Chicago Cubs (33-26) at Chicago White Sox (35-24)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Adbert Alzolay (0-1) (3.31) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (1-2) (4.68)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -123 / Chicago Cubs +113 --- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Cubs have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 51 hits and 28 RBI while Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 91 hits and 50 RBI. Adbert Alzolay gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Alzolay’s first career game against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The White Sox have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 76 hits and 60 RBI while Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez have combined for 130 hits and 62 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.68 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The White Sox are 15-3 in their last 18 home games, 3-10 in their last 13 interleague home games and 44-18 in their last 62 games as a favorite. The under is 8-2 in Cubs last 10 road games. The under is 5-1 in White Sox last 6 home games. The Cubs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Adbert Alzolay has allowed six runs and seven hits in his last 10.1 innings while Reynaldo Lopez has allowed five earned runs and 14 hits in his last 17 innings. With both of these teas struggling, I have to give the edge to the White Sox and Lopez, as he has a 2.65 ERA in his last four starts and he's holding current Cubs hitters to a .124 batting average with 16 strikeouts in 50 at bats. Pitching will win this game for the White Sox.