Chicago White Sox (60-77) at Cleveland Indians (80-58)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:10 PM EST (Progressive Field)
Line & Odds: White Sox (+135), Indians (-160) – Over/Under 9
The second game of a four-game set between the Indians and White Sox starts at 7:10 p.m.
Cleveland came away with an 11-3 victory in Monday night’s game at Progressive Field. Franmil Reyes hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning, giving the Indians a lead they would not surrender. Jake Bauers hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the fourth and Carlos Santana hit a solo shot in the sixth, his 32nd on the season. Cleveland went 5-16 with runners in scoring position.
Starter Aaron Civale allowed seven hits, three runs (one earned), and walked three in five innings pitched. Five Cleveland relievers would follow, allowing no runs, three hits, and five walks.
The White Sox, who have lost seven in a row, now sit seventeen games below .500 with no hope for the playoffs. However, shortstop Tim Anderson has been a highlight for Chicago. He went 2-5 in last night’s game and is batting .329 on the season. The White Sox went 3-12 with runners on, leaving 12 on base.
Ross Detwiler made the start, but did not last long. In only 2 2/3 innings, the lefty allowed four runs on four hits and six walks. He threw 81 pitches in his short outing. The Chicago relievers did not fair much better, allowing seven earned runs on seven hits. In total, White Sox pitchers walked Cleveland batters 10 times.
The Indians are eyeing the playoffs with the season winding down. As of Tuesday, they hold the second Wild Card spot in the AL. Oakland is just one game back of the second spot. The Twins, who have a 5 1/2 game lead over the Indians, have been hot all season and are poised to win the AL Central. Cleveland will have to hold off the A’s to reach the postseason.
Starting for the White Sox will be rookie Dylan Cease. The righty has made 10 career starts, going 3-7 with a 6.92 ERA. He has yet to make a start against Cleveland. In his last start, Cease lasted just two innings, allowing eight runs on 10 hits (two home runs) to a ferocious Minnesota lineup.
Mike Clevinger has the nod for the Indians. He is 10-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 15 starts. The righty started on Sunday against the Tigers, throwing eight shutout innings while allowing four hits and striking out 10. Clevinger has a 12.9 SO/9 this season.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox
Chi White Sox are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games this season
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 games against an opponent in the American League
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games played in September
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 9 games played on a Tuesday
Cleveland are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games at home