Cleveland Indians (6-4) at Chicago White Sox (5-6)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Zach Plesac (1-1) (1.38) vs. Carlos Rodon (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -110 / Cleveland Indians -100 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field.
This will be the third installment in a four-game set between these teams this week. In the opener Monday, the Sox eked out a 4-3 win. On Tuesday, the Indians returned the favor with an extra-innings victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Cleveland lost a tough one on Monday 4-3 due to a ninth-inning throwing error that allowed a Sox walk-off. In the Tuesday game two, the Indians notched two runs in the top of the tenth inning to bang out a 2-0 win. Shane Bieber posted 9.0 innings with three hits, one walk and 11 Ks in that one.
For the Wednesday game, the Indians will send out Zach Plesac for the start. So far this year Plesac is 1-1 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts. During that span Plesac has pitched 13.0 innings with nine htis, two earned, two walks and 10 strikeouts.
Over on the White Sox side, they got a nice lift from Adam Eaton in the Monday game, thanks to a three-run homer. In Tuesday’s matchup, Chicago couldn’t find much offense in the shutout defeat on just three hits. Lucas Giolito went 7.0 innings with three hits and eight strikeouts.
For the Wednesday game, the White Sox will go with Carlos Rodon in the starting role. Rodon is 1-0 with a clean ERA and nine strikeouts so far. He was scheduled to appear on Monday but was sidelined due to a stomach issue.
The Indians are 4-0 in their last four in game three of a series and 5-1 in their last six overlal. Cleveland is 4-9 in their last 13 road games and the under is 4-1 in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 18-6 in their last 24 road games and 7-15 in their last 22 overall. Chicago is 2-6 in their last eight versus the AL Central and 5-16 in their last 21 versus a right-handed starter.
PICK: I like the Indians in this one. Plesac had a great outing his last time up, going seven innings versus the Tigers with three hits, no walks and six strikeouts. In his five career starts versus the White Sox, Plesac holds a 3.03 ERA and a 0.918 WHIP. If he can keep up those trends, I like the Indians to ride a strong starting performance to a win here.