Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/1/2014
Friday, May 2, 7:05 PM on CSCh, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (2-1) vs. Cleveland Indians - Salazar, D (0-3)
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John Danks will take the mound on Friday night for the Chicago White Sox when they face Danny Salazar and the Cleveland Indians.
John Danks was able to make it through his first four starts without a loss, but that streak ended last Saturday when he lost to the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched 5.2 innings in that game and gave up four earned runs on seven hits and struck out four while walking four. His ERA is still a decent 3.48, but his walk rate is very high at 4.9 per nine innings.
Ryan Raburn should find himself in the Indians' lineup on Friday against Danks because he has a .351 batting average against him with five doubles, three home runs and nine RBI.
Danny Salazar had his best start of the season on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, but he remained winless as he took the no decision in the outing. He pitched seven strong innings in that game and gave up just one run on five hits while striking out eight and walking one. His ERA is still high at 6.04, but he does have a K/9 of 11.
Alexei Ramirez has faced Salazar just seven times in his career so far, but but he has proven that he can hit the right-hander by getting six hits off of him, including a double and a home run.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 18-8-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is 0.3
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 14-12-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
04/27/14 3B Conor Gillaspie Hand 15-day DL (4/22)
04/22/14 P Chris Sale Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 15-day DL (4/4)
03/30/14 2B Jeff Keppinger Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
No injuries to report at this time
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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