Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/9/2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:10 PM on FSDT, CSN+
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (6-5) vs. Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (4-5)
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Former Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander will take the mound for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night to face John Danks and the Chicago White Sox.
Last Thursday, Justin Verlander lost for the fifth time this season when he allowed six runs (five earned) in seven innings of work against the Toronto Blue Jays. He gave up eight hits in that outing and walked four while striking out four. This has been Verlander's worst season since 2008 so far. One of the reasons is that he has struck out just 6.4 batters per nine innings, which is 2.5 less than he struck out last year.
White Sox veteran Paul Konerko has never liked facing Verlander, getting just 10 hits against him in 58 at-bats with two home runs and 16 strikeouts. Dayan Viciedo has a .300 batting average against him through 20 at-bats.
Lefty John Danks picked up his fourth win of the season last Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. He went 7.1 innings in that start and allowed just one run on two base hits while striking out five and walking three. He lowered his ERA to 4.32 with that win and he has given up just 70 hits in 75 innings.
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter has 15 hits in his 46 at-bats against Danks with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBI.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 30-25-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.2
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 34-29-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/09/14 1B Miguel Cabrera Hamstring questionable
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
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
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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