Baltimore Orioles (17-33) vs. Chicago White Sox (29-20)
May 29, 2021 5:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox -182 / Baltimore Orioles +167; Over/Under: 8
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The Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox meet in game two of a double-header in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday.
The Baltimore Orioles will hope to earn at least a split of the double-header on Saturday after Friday’s matchup was postponed. Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with a .297 batting average, a .367 OBP and 57 hits with a team-high 13 doubles while Trey Mancini also has 13 doubles with a team-high 11 home runs and 42 RBIs this season. Maikel Franco has 12 doubles while Austin Hays has a pair of triples and Ryan Mountcastle has a team-high 54 strikeouts this season. John Means will start here and is 4-0 with a 1.79 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. In his career, Means is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 8 strikeouts against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will try to keep their hot hitting going after Friday’s postponement. Yermin Mercedes has a .340 batting average and a team-high 55 hits. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs while Yoan Moncada has a team=best .409 OBP with 11 doubles and Nick Madrigal has 3 triples. Lance Lynn will start here and is 5-1 with a 1.51 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lynn is 2-1 with a 3.90 ERA and 28 strikeouts against Baltimore.
Baltimore is 22-47 in their last 69 games overall and 15-37 in their last 52 games against the AL Central while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. Chicago is 37-14 in their last 51 games against a left-handed starter and 33-13 in their last 46 home games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the AL East. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This is a tough game as you have Means who has been Baltimore’s best chance at a win all year long, while Lynn’s been a strikeout machine. With that said, I think we have a pitcher’s duel on tap as Means has to do that to give Baltimore any chance of grabbing a win in this double-header. Give me the under in this one.