Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
|Date & Time||Saturday July 20, 2019, 6:10 PM (EDT)|
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line: Chicago White Sox / Tampa Bay Rays -- Over/Under:
The Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays meet Saturday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The White Sox have scored 19 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Chicago White Sox have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Yoan Moncada leads the White Sox with 104 hits and 52 RBI while Jose Abreu and Leury Garcia have combined for 204 hits and 95 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 11-4 with a 3.23 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season. Giolito is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
Th Tampa Bay Rays need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rays have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 98 hits and 42 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 178 hits and 90 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 4.55 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. Snell is 3-0 with a 1.07 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 16-37 in their last 53 Saturday games, 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Giolitos last 5 starts. The Rays are 43-21 in their last 64 home games vs. a team with a losing record and 51-22 in their last 73 vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 39-19-1 in the last 59 meetings in Tampa Bay. The under is 3-1-1 in Rays last 5 overall. The under is 10-3 in Giolitos last 13 starts overall.
Giolito has allowed 11 hits and nine runs in his last 10 innings, but he has a 2.91 ERA and .202 allowed batting average on the road this season. Snell has allowed eight hits and two runs in his last 10 innings, and he has a 3.17 ERA and 2.15 allowed batting average at home this season. The White Sox are worth a strong look here given the Rays offensive struggles in the second half, but this is a quality baseball team and you have to think things will turn around soon enough. So, I'll back the Rays at home to end this losing streak.