New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/24/2014
Sunday, May 25, 2:10 PM on YES, CSCh
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
New York Yankees - Tanaka, M (6-1) vs. Chicago White Sox - Rienzo, A (4-0)
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Masahiro Tanaka will be looking to bounce back from his first Major League loss when he and the New York Yankees go up against Andre Rienzo and the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.
Masahiro Tanaka followed up his best start of the season with his worst when he picked up his first loss against the Chicago Cubs last week. He pitched six innings in that outing and allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out seven and walking one. He still has an excellent 2.39 ERA on the year and has given up just 54 hits in 64 innings.
Tanaka will be facing the White Sox for the first time in his career on Sunday. They will most certainly not be looking forward to facing his split-fingered fastball, which has been one of the highest-rated pitches in the league this year.
Andre Rienzo won for the fourth time this season and kept his perfect record intact when he beat the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. He went six innings in that start and allowed just two earned runs while striking out a season-high eight batters. He has an even 4.00 ERA through 36 innings this year and has allowed just 29 hits.
Brian Roberts and Jacoby Ellsbury are the only two Yankees who have faced Rienzo and are a combined 2-for-5 against him.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 20-26-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is 0.6
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 29-19-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is 1.5
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/22/14 LF Brett Gardner 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)
04/19/14 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)
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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