Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins
|Date & Time||Sunday May 26, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
Minnesota Twins: -1.5 (-130) / Chicago White Sox: 1.5 (+110)
The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins meet in the finale of their three game AL Central division set from Target Field in MLB action on Sunday.
The Chicago White Sox will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Saturday by a final score of 8-1. Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with a solo home run and a double while Leury Garcia, Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez and Yonder Alonso each had base hits as well to cap off the White Sox offense as Chicago had just six hits as a team in the losing effort. Manny Banuelos took the loss, falling to 2-4 on the year after allowing five runs on five hits while walking three and striking out four over four innings of work. Dylan Covey will start the finale and is 0-3 with a 5.31 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. In his career, Covey is 0-2 with a 5.30 ERA and 6 strikeouts against Minnesota.
The Minnesota Twins will look to complete the sweep after picking up the win in game two on Saturday. Ehire Adrianza and C.J. Cron each had four RBIs to make up the Twins’ scoring in the win, with Adrianza going 3 for 4 with a home run while Cron went 2 for 3 with a double. Jorge Polanco went 2 for 5 and Eddie Rosario had a double while Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo each had base hits as well in the victory for the Twins. Kyle Gibson got the win to improve to 5-2 on the year after allowing one run on five hits while striking out nine over seven innings of work. Jake Odorizzi will start the finale and is 6-2 with a 2.38 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. In his career, Odorizzi is 1-2 with a 3.41 ERA and 42 strikeouts against the White Sox.
Chicago is 3-18 in Covey’s last 21 road starts and 2-14 in Covey’s last 16 division starts while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Minnesota is 7-0 in Odorizzi’s last 7 starts and 4-0 in Odorizzi’s last 4 home starts while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Chicago is 0-6 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
The White Sox had their moment in taking a couple of games from the Astros, but Chicago has quickly been given a reality check in the first two games of the series against Minnesota who is the best team in the AL Central right now by a wide margin. It also doesn’t help matters that all the Twins have done is win when Odorizzi takes the mound, as Minnesota has won each of his last seven starts. I just don’t have faith in Covey to keep this one close, so I’ll back Minnesota here and to cut down the heavy price, I’ll side with the Twins on the RL.