Baltimore Orioles (15-34) at Chicago White Sox (15-31)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 24, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox +101 / Baltimore Orioles -119 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox meet Thursday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a feel good win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Orioles have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 62 hits and 43 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 98 hits and 40 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 4.70 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 3-0 with a 4.26 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The White Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 55 hits and 27 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Yoan Moncada have combined for 87 hits and 41 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 6.42 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Giolito’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 4 of a series, 13-39 in their last 52 road games and 1-4 in Bundys last 5 starts. The White Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games, 7-17 in their last 24 home games and 4-1 in Giolitos last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Bundy has allowed four or more runs in four of his last five starts and has an ERA of 8.31 in the month of May, allowing 18 runs in 17.1 innings. Giolito has allowed three or more runs in eight of his nine starts this season and has an ERA over 10 with an allowed batting average of .286 at home this season. I'm not trying to get behind either of these pitchers, and I don't trust that this recent winning stretch will continue long for the White Sox. Both pitchers suck. Give me the over.