Detroit Tigers (17-9) at Chicago White Sox (8-14)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 6, 2015, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox -144 / Detroit Tigers +134 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox play game two of their playoff series Wednesday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Tigers have lost six of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 34 hits and 19 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 32 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight games on the road. Alfredo Simon gets the ball, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.13 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Simon is 1-0 with a 8.31 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last six games. The White Sox have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The White Sox have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Avisail Garcia leads Chicago with 27 hits and seven RBI while Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche have combined for 26 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won seven of their last nine games on their home field. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 5.32 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Sale is 6-5 with a 2.85 ERA and 112 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 15-5 in their last 20 vs. American League Central and 4-1 in Simons last 5 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 10-4 in Sales last 14 home starts. The Tigers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The White Sox have been money on their home field all season long, and now they have one of their better pitchers on the mound in Sale. The White Sox and the OK chalk seems to be the play here.