Baltimore Orioles (14-32) at Chicago White Sox (13-30)
|Date & Time||Monday May 21, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox -108 / Baltimore Orioles -102 --- Over/Under: 9
The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox meet Monday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The Orioles have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 12 of their last 17 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 61 hits and 42 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 94 hits and 39 RBI. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 4.83 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 0-2 with a 4.61 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox look for another win after winning four of their last seven games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago White Sox have won eight of their last 16 games when scoring at lease three runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 49 hits and 25 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 80 hits and 31 RBI. Hector Santiago gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.29 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 1-0 with a 3.80 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. American League Central, 0-6 in their last 6 Monday games and 1-6 in Cashners last 7 starts. The White Sox are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 1 of a series, 4-10 in Santiagos last 14 home starts and 7-19 in Santiagos last 26 starts. The under is 5-2 in Santiagos last 7 home starts and the under is 3-1-1 in Orioles last 5 road games.
Cashner has allowed no less than three runs in each of his last six starts and has allowed 11 homers in 50.1 innings. Your smile has to get big as a hitter when you see Cashner on the hill. Santiago had one rough outing against the Twins, which has made his numbers look a lot worse than they actually are. Santiago has allowed just three runs in his last 8.1 innings and has given up two or less runs in 10 of his last 11 performances. There's just no value in backing the Orioles these days. Give me the White Sox and the cheap price.