Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins
The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins meet for game three of their series in Chicago. The White Sox are -200 favorites over the Twins with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Chicago White Sox are playing their best baseball of the season and are red hot, it’s just a matter now if it is just too little too late. Alejandro De Aza homered and had four RBI’s and Alexei Ramirez and Alex Rios each had two hits as the White Sox scored eight runs on 10 hits. Starter Zach Stewart was bombed allowing seven hits and six runs while striking out three over 4.2 innings of work to not figure in the decision while Will Ohman got the win and Sergio Santos earned his 28th save. Chicago goes for the sweep of the series with the Twins as they start jake Peavy who just hasn’t had his best stuff this season. For the year Peavy has allowed 105 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 82 in 100.1 innings of work.
The Minnesota Twins are having one of their worst seasons in years and while they won the A.L. Central last season this season they aren’t even playing the role of spoiler well. On Tuesday Jason Kubel homered and Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer each had two hits as the Twins scored six times on seven hits. Starter Anthony Swarzak was shelled allowing six hits and eight runs over 4.1 innings of work to take his fifth loss of the year. For Wednesday’s rematch Minnesota starts Scott Diamond who has lost both of his starts this season. For the year Diamond has allowed 17 hits and seven earned runs while striking out four in 12.2 innings of work.
Chicago is 6-0 in their last six games, 5-0 in their last five home games, and 1-5 in Peavy’s last six home starts. Minnesota is 4-1 in their last five game three of a series, 7-21 in their last 28 games against a right handed starter, and 2-10 in their last 12 games as a road underdog. Minnesota has lost six in a row to Chicago.
While the Twins had a few year run of domination of the White Sox, those days seem like they are over for now. Take the White Sox minus the 200.
Chicago White Sox -200 Minnesota Twins