Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Baltimore Orioles +117 / Chicago White Sox -127 O/U: 10
The Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles will match up on the MLB diamond to continue their series Tuesday.
In the opener of this set on Monday, the Sox scored four runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings on the way to a big 12-2 victory.
For Tuesday’s game, the Sox will be sending out RHP Ivan Nova in the start. Over his 21.2 innings and 0-2 mark this year, Nova has a 6.23 ERA with 14 Ks and three walks.
In Monday’s victory, Jose Abreu had a big night for the White Sox, tossing up a two-run homer, three hits, five RBI and plating a pair of runs. James McCann helped out with three hits, four RBI and a three-run homer as well.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they’re going with Andrew Cashner in the Tuesday start. Across 25.1 innings and a 3-1 record so far, Cashner has a 4.97 ERA with 15 Ks and 12 walks.
Baltimore put together nine hits in their loss Monday, but couldn’t get much of anything going on the scoreboard. Jonathan Villar finished with one hit and one run, and Trey Mancini put up two hits with an RBI in that one for the O’s.
The White Sox are 16-37 in their last 53 Tuesday games and 0-4 in Nova’s last four starts. Chicago is 0-4 in Nova’s last four starts on grass and the over is 7-2-1 in their last 10 in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 16-36 in their last 52 Tuesday games and 18-47 in their last 65 during game two of a series. Baltimore is 4-0 in Cashner’s last four starts and 5-2 in his last seven starts with four days’ rest.
It’s been the proverbial feast or famine for Nova so far this season, as two of his starts combine for 13.0 finings and two earned on 10 hits, and the other two combine for 8.2 innings, 13 earned and 18 hits. Nova is due for another good start here if he continues the pattern he’s on so far, however.
Standing in the way is Cashner, who hasn’t been striking too many guys out but otherwise has been perfectly serviceable in the starting role (eight earned combined over his last four starts). There’s not a whole lot to like about this game, but with Cashner on the mound at home I think the O’s have a good shot here.