Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 8/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/30/2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago
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Big right-hander Rick Porcello (15-8) will be going for his third win in a row when the Detroit Tigers face Jose Quintana (6-10) and the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.
Rick Porcello had a very solid outing against the New York Yankees last Tuesday and was able to pick up the win. He went eight innings in that start and allowed just two runs on nine base hits while walking no one and striking out two. Porcello lowered his ERA to 3.06 with that win and he has only given up 32 walks in 173.1 innings this season.
White Sox veteran Paul Konerko is 14-for-40 against Porcello in his career with three doubles, a home run and five RBI. Alexei Ramirez is just 8-for-50 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Third-year starter Jose Quintana gave up six runs in five innings of work against the Cleveland Indians last week, but he ended up with a no decision rather than a loss. He allowed nine base hits in that game while striking out three batters and walking two. Quintana currently has a 3.48 ERA on the year and he has only given up seven home runs on 165.2 innings.
Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has nine hits in 23 at-bats against Quintana in his career with two doubles and a home run. Reigning MVP Miguel Cabrera is 7-for-20 against him with a double, a home run and three RBI.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 68-59-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.2
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 66-64-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Chicago White Sox
08/18/14 RF Moises Sierra Oblique 15-day DL (8/16)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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