Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox
The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox close out their series at Progressive Field on Thursday. The Indians are -125 favorites over the White Sox with an over/under total set at 9.
The Cleveland Indians tried to make a run at the post season this year but the moves they made weren’t enough as they are on the outside looking in at the post season. On Tuesday Travis Hafner homered, Kosuke Fukudome had a hit and scored, and Carlos Santana had a hit, a RBI, and scored a run as the Indians scored four runs on eight hits. On the mound Ubaldo Jimenez allowed six hits and four earned runs while striking out seven over seven innings of work to take his third loss since becoming a member of the Indians. For Thursday’s series finale Cleveland starts Jeanmar Gomez who has won his last four starts. For the season Gomez has allowed 59 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 23 over 47.2 innings of work.
The Chicago White Sox have the highest payroll in the A.L. Central which just adds to the disappointment of this season. On Wednesday night Alexi Ramirez, Alex Rios, and Brett Morel all homered as the White sox scored eight runs on nine hits. Mark Buehrle allowed four hits and two earned runs over six innings to earn his 12th win of the year. For Thursday’s game Chicago starts Philip Humber who has a win and four no decisions in his last five starts. For the season Humber has allowed 141 hits and 60 earned runs while striking out 1-3 over 150.1 innings of work.
Cleveland is 4-1 in their last five games against a right handed starts, 1-7 in their last eight home games, and 4-0 in Gomez’s last four starts. Chicago is 2-5 in their last seven games as an underdog, 3-5 in their last eight road games, and 2-7 in Humber’s last nine starts. Chicago is 10-2 in their last 12 games in Cleveland.
One thing is certain this year, the White Sox simply have the Indians’ number and they remind them of it here. Take the White Sox plus the 105.
Chicago White Sox +105 Cleveland Indians