Chicago White Sox (36-26) at Oakland Athletics (37-25)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 3:10 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)
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The Line: Oakland Athletics -127 / Chicago White Sox +117 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago White Sox and the Oakland A’s meet in a winner-take-all game three in their AL Wild Card series in MLB action from the Ring Central Coliseum on Thursday.
The Chicago White Sox will look to rebound and win the series despite dropping game two on Wednesday by a final count of 5-3. Yasmani Grandal accounted for all three White Sox RBIs in the losing effort with a home run and a pair of walks while Tim Anderson went 3 for 5 at the dish. Nick Madrigal went 2 for 4 at the plate while Adam Engel, Luis Robert, Nomar Mazara and Jose Abreu all had base hits to finish off the offense for the White Sox in the losing effort. Dallas Keuchel took the loss after allowing all five runs, three earned, on eight hits with 4 strikeouts over 3.2 innings of work. The White Sox did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.
The Oakland A’s will look to complete the comeback and win the set after taking game two on Wednesday. Marcus Semien led the way with a two-run home run while Khris Davis added a solo home run as well. Ramon Laureano went 2 for 4 at the dish while Tommy La Stella, Chad Pinder and Sean Murphy each had a base hit to finish off Oakland’s offense as a team in the win. Chris Bassitt got the win after allowing just one run on six hits with five strikeouts over seven full innings of work. Jake Diekman retired the final batter of the game to pick up the save. The A’s did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.
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It's hard to project a line with it looking like a potential all hands on deck bullpen type of game, and if that's the case I'll side with the White Sox. The A's have the title of veterans and as such a high seed, the expectation is that they move forward. Chicago is a year ahead of schedule by many, I think that the White Sox, playing with house money, get the job done here. Give me Chicago for the win to move on.