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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox - 5/12/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Sunday May 12, 2019, 1:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays -116 / Chicago White Sox -105 -- O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
RSN, WGN
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The Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in the rubber match of their three game set in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Chicago White Sox will look to win the series after evening the set up at one win apiece following a 7-2 win over Toronto in game two on Saturday. Charlie Tilson and Yolmer Sanchez each had two RBIs with Tilson going 2 for 4 with a double while Sanchez had a home run. James McCann, Yoan Moncada and Nicky Delmonico each had an RBI to round out Chicago’s scoring in the win with McCann going 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Leury Garcia went 2 for 5 to cap off Chicago’s offense as a team in the victory. Ivan Nova got the win to improve to 2-3 on the year after allowing one run on five hits over six innings of work. Lucas Giolito will start the finale and is 3-1 with a 4.06 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Giolito’s second career start against Toronto.

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bounce back after letting one slip away in game two on Saturday. Randal Grichuk and Freddy Galvis each had two hits with an RBI with Grichuk hitting a solo homer and a triple while Galvis had a double. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added two hits as well while Billy McKinney had a double and Luke Maile chipped in a base hit to round out Toronto’s offense as a team in defeat. Marcus Stroman took the loss, falling to 1-6 after allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits while striking out four over 6.1 innings of work. Aaron Sanchez will start game three and is 3-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sanchez is 0-0 with a 3.07 ERA and 13 strikeouts against the White Sox.

Chicago is 8-3 in Giolito’s last 11 road starts and 3-7 in their last 10 Sunday games while the over is 5-0 in Giolito’s last 5 starts against the AL East. Toronto is 6-1 in Sanchez’s last 7 home starts and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the under is 20-7 in their last 27 home games. Chicago is 3-7 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

Giolito is coming off of his best start of the year, throwing 7.1 scoreless innings against Cleveland, and with how Chicago swung the bats on Saturday, the White Sox could be worth a look here. However, I think Toronto is due to break out the bats themselves on Sunday, and while Sanchez has been touched up in his last couple of starts, he’s been fairly reliable on the whole this season, and I’ve made more money in the past than I’ve lost by going against Giolito, so I’ll lay the juice with Toronto at home in the finale on Sunday.

Pick:
Toronto -116

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