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New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox - 4/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees
Date & Time Sunday April 14, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
The Line
New York Yankees -180 / Chicago White Sox +170 O/U: 8.5
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The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees will meet up in MLB action Sunday to finish their weekend series.

The White Sox claimed a rain-shortened game on Friday in the opener 9-6, then on Saturday CC Sabathia cruised and the Yankees opened things up in the seventh for a 4-0 win.

For the Sunday game, the Sox will be sending out Carlos Rodon for the start. In his 16.0 innings and 1-2 mark this year, Rodon has a 3.38 ERA with 24 Ks and seven walks.

On Saturday, the White Sox could only muster a single hit as a team. That knock belonged to Jose Rondon, who’s now hitting .250 on the year.

Over on the Yankees’ side, they’re going with veteran Masahiro Tanaka for the start Sunday. Over his 18.1 innings and 1-0 record so far, Tanaka has a 1.47 ERA with 15 Ks and two walks.

The Yankees offense showed up on Saturday, with Clint Frazier, Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres getting in on the action in the middle of the order alongside an Aaron Judge solo homer.

The Sox are 1-5 in their last six in game three of a series and 1-5 in their last six Sunday games. Chicago is 1-5 in Rodon’s last six starts and 1-4 in his last five starts on five days’ rest. Meanwhile, the Yankees are 3-13 in their last 16 in game three of a series and 1-6 in their last seven Sunday games. New York is 12-4 in Tanaka’s last 16 starts versus the AL Central and 47-23 in his last 70 home starts.

In his first two starts this year, Rodon was on point with two earned over 11.1 innings. In this one, Rodon will need to be solid also since the Sox really didn’t help their pitchers too well Saturday.

As for Tanaka, he’s gone above and beyond the call of duty so far, and New York needs him to remain sharp with Severino on the shelf. In any case, I like New York to gain some momentum here and bag a victory at home.

New York Yankees -180

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