San Diego Padres vs. Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox and the San Diego Padres close out their series on Chicago’s South Side on Sunday. The White Sox are -165 favorites over the Padres with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Chicago White Sox have been solid at home this season but they took a second loss in a row on Saturday as they fell to the Padres. Dayan Viciedo and Alexei Ramirez each had two hits and Paul Konerko had a hit as the White Sox scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Andre Rienzo allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out four before leaving after 3.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-2 for the season. For Sunday’s game the White Sox start Chris Sale whose last start was cut short because of rain though he didn’t allow a hit. For the season Sale has allowed 17 hits and seven earned runs while striking out 43 over 36.1 innings for a 4-0 record and a 1.73 ERA.
The San Diego Padres are already 10 games back in the NL West but that hasn’t stopped them from trying as they won again on Saturday. Will Venable had four hits, and Everth Cabrera and Rene Rivera each had two hits as the Padres scored four runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Tyson Voss allowed five hits and two runs, one earned, while striking out five over 6.0 innings for the win to go to 6-4 for the season and Huston Street earned his 17th save. For Sunday’s game the Padres start Eric Stults who has lost three of his last four decisions. For the season Stults has allowed 75 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 26 over 56.2 innings for a 2-5 record and a 4.92 ERA.
Chicago is 1-5 in their last six interleague games, 4-1 in their last five interleague games against a left-handed starter, and 4-1 in Sales’ last five home starts. San Diego is 3-5 in their last eight interleague road games, 4-10 as an interleague road underdog, and 6-14 in Stults’ last 20 road starts.
The White Sox have been punchless in their last two but with Sale going it won’t matter as they win in a cakewalk.
Chicago White Sox -165 San Diego Padres