New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Sunday June 16, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago White Sox +175 / New York Yankees -210
The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox meet in the finale of their four game set in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday.
The New York Yankees will look to earn a series split after getting a win on the board following their 8-4 victory in game three on Saturday. Gleyber Torres went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs while Gary Sanchez had a double and three RBIs of his own. Cameron Maybin added a solo home run and Didi Gregorius added an RBI as well in the win. DJ LeMahieu went 2 for 5 with a double while Luke Voit and Aaron Hicks each had base hits as well in the winning effort. Chad Green got the start and threw two scoreless innings, recording all six outs by way of a strikeout, while Nestor Cortes Jr. picked up the win in relief to improve to 1-0 after giving up just two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts over five innings of work. James Paxton will start the finale and is 3-3 with a 4.04 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. In his career, Paxton is 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA and 18 strikeouts against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look to win the set after dropping game three on Saturday. James McCann had a home run and three RBIs while Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez each had two hits. Leury Garcia, Tim Anderson, Jose Rondon, Yolmer Sanchez and Ryan Cordell each chipped in a base hit as well in the loss. Reynaldo Lopez gave up five runs on six hits while striking out four over six innings of work, taking the loss to fall to 4-7 this season. Odrisamer Despaigne will start the finale and is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season. This will be Despaigne’s first career start against the Yankees.
New York is 2-5 in their last 7 games against the AL Central and 5-2 in Paxton’s last 7 starts while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. Chicago is 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 Sunday games. New York is 2-5 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Despaigne isn’t the first pitcher in the world that I’m jumping to back, especially against the Yankees. However, the White Sox have really stepped up their play over the last week, including in the first two games of the series before falling on Saturday and Paxton has been hittable in his last couple of starts, giving up 10 runs, 9 earned, in 7.1 innings of work. While I wouldn’t be surprised if Paxton bounced back here, I think that the value is too good to pass on with the White Sox here, so I’ll take a shot with Chicago for the series victory on Sunday.