New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/22/2014
Friday, May 23, 8:10 PM on WWOR, CSCh
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
New York Yankees - Kuroda, H (3-3) vs. Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (3-4)
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Hiroki Kuroda will be taking the mound for the New York Yankees on Friday night and will take on John Danks and the Chicago White Sox.
In his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda was able to pick up his third win of the season after going six innings and striking out seven batters. He allowed three runs on five hits in that game and his ERA lowed to 4.61 on the year. Kuroda has walked just nine batters through 54.2 innings this season.
Adam Dunn is 5-for-16 against Kuroda in his career with two doubles, a home run and seven walks. Paul Konerko has also hit a home run off of the right-hander, but he is just 2-for-12 overall against him.
John Danks lost his second consecutive start last Sunday when he was beaten by the Houston Astros on the road. He pitched a season-low 4.2 innings in that start and gave up seven earned runs on 10 base hits while striking out seven and walking three. His ERA continues to rise and is now at 5.64 through 52.2 innings pitched.
Shortstop Derek Jeter hasn't hit a home run off of Danks yet, but he is 6-for-17 against him with two doubles and just two strikeouts. Mark Teixeira has a .583 average against Danks in 12 at-bats with a double and a homer.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 20-24-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is 0.7
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 29-17-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is 1.7
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/21/14 LF Alfonso Soriano Rest questionable
05/15/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow 15-day DL (5/13)
05/13/14 P Shawn Kelley Back 15-day DL (5/7)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-day DL (5/11)
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 15-day DL (4/24)
05/01/14 P Bruce Billings Forearm 15-day DL (4/26)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
04/15/14 C Francisco Cervelli Hamstring 60-day DL (4/13)
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)
04/22/14 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 60-day DL (4/4)
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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