Chicago White Sox (23-26) at Texas Rangers (26-25)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under:
The Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The White Sox have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 51 hits and 29 RBI while Alexei Ramirez and Adam LaRoche have combined for 43 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won four of their last six road games. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.84 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 74 hits and 38 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Josh Hamilton have combined for 28 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won four of their last five home games. Colby Lewis takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Lewis is 5-3 with a 4.40 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Samardzijas last 5 starts. The Rangers are 8-1 in their last 9 games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-11 in Lewis' last 15 home starts. The Rangers are 4-0 in Lewis' last 4 starts vs. White Sox.
While Samardzija is tough to bet against, the Rangers are red hot, and Lewis has beaten the White Sox in his last four outtings. I'll stay with the hot team and back the Rangers at home.