Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians 9/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/4/2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Progressive Field in Cleveland
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Friday night, the Chicago White Sox will give the ball to Chris Sale (11 - 3, 2.11 ERA) as they square off against the Cleveland Indians and T.J. House (2 - 3, 3.92 ERA). Sale makes his 23rd start as House makes his 15th start and 16th appearance.
Chris Sale got his 1st victory in over a month after getting the win in his last start. Sale allowed 3 runs and 6 hits (including 2 homers) in 7 innings. He struck out a season-high 13 while walking just 2. Sale has posted mixed results in his last few starts but he is still 4 - 2 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Sale started 30 games and compiled an 11 -14 record with a 3.07 ERA.
In 2013, Sale was 0 - 4 with an 8.61 ERA in 4 starts against the Indians. So far this season, Sale is 1 - 0 in 2 starts against the Tribe.
T.J. House pitched to his 2md straight no-decision in his last outing. Through 7 innings of work, House allowed a run on 5 hits. He struck out 5 without issuing a single walk. It was one of House's better efforts of the 2014 campaign but he didn't benefit from it. Last season, House went 9 - 11 with a 4.17 ERA in 28 starts at Double-A and Triple-A. This year, he was 1 - 2 with a 2.40 ERA in 7 starts at Triple-A before getting the call.
House has already faced the White Sox twice this season and will bring a 0 - 0 record against Chicago into this start.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 70-65-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.6
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 63-70-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
08/29/14 C Chris Gimenez Personal placed on paternity list
08/10/14 RF David Murphy Side 15-day DL (8/10)
08/10/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (8/10); out for season
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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