Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Monday September 16, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)|
Minnesota Twins -245 / Chicago White Sox +203 O/U: 10
The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins will match up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series on Monday.
The White Sox are coming out of a series versus the Mariners over the weekend. After splitting the first two games 9-7 (win) and 2-1 (loss), in the Sunday rubber match the Sox fell 11-10.
For the Monday game, the Sox will send out Reynaldo Lopez in the start. Across a 9-13 record and a 5.35 ERA, Lopez has 155 strikeouts so far this year.
Over on the Twins’ side, they’re coming off a set versus the Indians. Minnesota took both games of the Saturday doubleheader 2-0 and 9-5. In the Sunday matchup of that series, the Twins lost 7-5.
For Monday’s outing, Minnesota will go with Jose Berrios in the start. Across his 181.0 innings and 12-8 mark so far, Berrios has a 3.63 ERA with 173 Ks and 46 BBs.
The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 versus the AL Central and the over is 3-0-1 in their last four Monday games. The over is 7-1 in Chicago’s last eight versus the AL Central and 4-1 in their last five in game one of a series.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 1-6 in Berrios’ last seven home starts and 2-5 in his last seven Monday starts. Minnesota is 5-1 in their last six in game one of a series and the under is 4-0 in their last four in game one of a series.
Berrios has been solid overall for most of the year but he’s had some choppy outings lately. In two of his last four starts, Berrios has logged a combined three earned on nine hits in 13.0 innings (both wins). In the other two, he’s given up 11 earned in 10.1 innings (both losses).
If he can get a bit of a cushion from the Twins offense I like Berrios to get another victory here. I’m going Minnesota in the opener.