Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/26/2014
Tuesday, May 27, 8:10 PM on STOh, WCIU
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Cleveland Indians - Masterson, J (2-3) vs. Chicago White Sox - Sale, C (4-0)
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Tuesday evening, Justin Masterson will take the hill for the Cleveland Indians as they face Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox. Masterson will be making his 12th start as Sale makes his 6th.
Justin Masterson got a no-decision in his last start despite giving up 5 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in 5.2 innings of work. He walked 3 while striking out 2 as his ERA rose to 5.32 and his record held at 2 – 3. Masterson could match last season’s record of 14 – 10 and ERA of 3.45 in 29 starts and 3 relief appearances, but it seems unlikely at this point.
In 2013, Masterson was an impressive 4 – 0 with an ERA of 0.83 in 4 starts and a relief appearance against the White Sox. This season, Masterson had a no-decision in his first start against the White Sox but he got a win in his second start after pitching 7.1 shutout innings and allowing just 4 hits.
Chris Sale improved to 4 – 0 with an ERA of 1.89 after winning his last outing. In that start, Sale pitched 6 innings of shutout ball and allowed just one hit while striking out 10. He looks to be well on his way to posting better numbers than last season when he went 11 – 14 with an ERA of 3.07 in 30 starts.
In 2013, Sale was 0 – 4 with an ERA of 8.61 in his 4 starts against the Indians. But this season, he got a win over Cleveland after allowing 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings of work.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 28-20-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.4
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 31-20-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
05/22/14 P Zach McAllister Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Chicago White Sox
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
05/18/14 1B Jose Abreu Ankle 15-day DL (5/22)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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