Chicago White Sox (39-24) vs. Detroit Tigers (26-37)
June 13, 2021 1:10 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers +190 / Chicago White Sox -130 ; Over/Under: 9
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The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers meet Sunday in MLB action from Comerica Park. This will be the final installment in a three-game set between these teams over the weekend. The Sox took a one-run win on Friday, then in the Saturday game Chicago kept it going with a big 13-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Chicago eked out a 5-4 victory in the opener of this set on Friday, posting a run in five separate innings. In the Saturday game two, the Sox logged eight runs in the first two innings on the way to a 15-2 blowout win. Dylan Cease posted 5.0 innings with two earned on four hits.
For the starting role in the Sunday finale, the Sox will send out Carlos Rodon. This year in 10 starts, Rodon has a 5-2 record with a 1.96 ERA, 38 hits, 13 earned runs, six homers allowed, 15 walks and 59.2 total innings.
Over on the Tigers’ side, they notched two runs in the bottom of the ninth to force extras on Friday but couldn’t’ finish the job. In the Saturday game, the Tigers fell behind early and had little hope of catching up. Jose Urena managed just 1.2 innings with five hits and seven earned.
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In the Sunday starter role, the Tigers are going with Kyle Funkhouser. This will be Funkhouser’s first Major League start as part of a bullpen game. He’s got a 2.70 ERA with 14 Ks so far this year.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games and 37-14 in their last 51 versus a team with a losing record. Chicago is 41-20 in their last 61 versus the AL Central and the under is 4-0 in their last four Sunday games.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 4-0 in their last four in game three of a series and 78-166 in their last 244 overall. Detroit is 40-85 in their last 125 home games and 17-41 in their last 58 Sunday games.
PICK: I’m going to stick with the White Sox, but probably staying away. Chicago hasn’t given Rodon much offensive help lately; he’s 0-2 with a 3.45 ERA over his last five starts. Rodon is pitching well, as he had 44 Ks in 28.2 innings with a .239 opposing BA in that span. That said, he got no support runs in three of those five starts. Provided Chicago can get the bats going, they should be in good shape.