Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/21/2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:10 PM on CSCh, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (6-5) vs. Minnesota Twins - Hughes, P (7-3)
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On Sunday afternoon, John Danks will try to make it four wins in a row when the Chicago White Sox take on Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes.
Lefty John Danks won his third consecutive game and his sixth win overall on Tuesday when he beat the San Francisco Giants in Chicago. He pitched 6.1 innings in that start and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits while walking three and striking out four. Danks is 6-5 so far this season, but his walk rate is double what it was last year.
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has gone up against Danks more than any of his teammates and he is 20-for-53 against him with three doubles and six RBI. Catcher Kurt Suzuki has just one hit in 15 at-bats against Danks.
Phil Hughes pitched very well against the Boston Red Sox on the road in his last start, but he ended up taking the loss after getting just one run from his offense. He went eight innings in that game and allowed two runs on eight hits while walking no one and striking out six. He is now 7-3 this season with a solid 3.09 ERA and he has walked only eight batters in 90.1 innings.
White Sox outfielder Moises Sierra has done well against Hughes in his career, going 7-for-14 against him with a double and a home run.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 41-31-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.4
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 37-31-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
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 60-day DL (4/4)
06/19/14 SS Eduardo Nunez Hamstring 15-day DL (6/15)
06/15/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Oblique 15-day DL (6/15)
06/13/14 CF Aaron Hicks Shoulder 15-day DL(6/10)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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