Chicago White Sox (8-12) at Minnesota Twins (11-12)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 3, 2015, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins -124 / Chicago White Sox +114 --- Over/Under: 9
The Minnesota Twins look to sweep the Chicago White Sox in their four-game series Sunday.
The Chicago White Sox look to snap a four-game losing streak. The White Sox have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The White Sox have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia have combined for 48 hits and 11 RBI while Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 15 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost five straight games on the road. John Danks gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.64 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Danks is 7-13 with a 5.59 ERA and 101 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Twins have allowed five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Twins have won five straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 28 hits and 13 RBI while Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier have combined for 20 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last seven games on their home field. Mike Pelfrey takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 4-10 in Danks' last 14 starts. The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 5-2 in Pelfreys last 7 starts. The White Sox are 5-16 in Danks' last 21 starts vs. Twins.
Danks hasn't had great success against the Twinsin his career, and the White Sox haven't had any success in this series. I have to expect the Twins to pull off the rare four-game sweep.