Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners
The Chicago White Sox look to get closer to .500 on the season as they go for their third win in a row over the visiting Seattle Mariners. The White Sox are -150 favorites over the Mariners with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Chicago White Sox have had some miserable stretches this season but they have a chance to put all of it in the rear view mirror before the All Star break as they continue their strong play of late. On Tuesday against the Mariners Paul Konerko had two hits and a home run, Carolos Quentin had a home run and drove in two runs, and Omar Vizquel drove in two runs in an eight hit five run offensive effort by the White Sox. Phillip Humber pitched well as he allowed just five hits and a run while striking out five over 7.2 innings of work to pick up his fifth win as Chris Sale pitched the final inning and a third. For Wednesday’s game Chicago starts Gavin Floyd who won last time out to end a personal two game losing streak. For the season Floyd has allowed 68 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 57 in 75 innings of work.
The Seattle Mariners arrived in Chicago as one of the hottest teams in baseball but since then they have dropped their last two games including one on Tuesday night. Franklin Gutierrez had two hits as did Carlos Peguero and while Adam Kennedy scored the lone Mariner run and Miguel Olivo got the only RBI. Felix Hernandez once again struggled against the White Sox as he allowed eight hits and five earned runs while striking out five over 6.2 innings of work to take his fifth loss of the year. For Wednesday’s rematch Seattle looks to Jason Vargas to salvage a win in the Windy City. For the season Vargas has allowed 72 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 48 in 75 innings of work.
Chicago is 6-2 in their last eight games overall, 8-3 in their last 11 home games, and 1-4 in Floyd’s last five starts against a team with a winning record. Seattle is 14-6 in their last 20 games overall, 20-8 in their last 28 games against a right handed starter, and 1-7 in Vargas’ last eight starts in game three of a series. Seattle is 7-20 in the last 27 meetings of these two.
Chicago hasn’t seemed to be able to get over the hump as far as their overall record for the past two seasons and against Seattle, a team they have dominated for years, seems to be a spot where they get closer to getting it done. Take the White Sox minus the 150 today.
Chicago White Sox -150 Seattle Mariners