Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2, 3.91 ERA) and Chris Sale (5-0, 1.66 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (14-9) and the Chicago White Sox (17-8) at Camden Yards. The White Sox won the last game 8-7, and Baltimore leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 1 and can be seen on CSCh and MASN.
Jimenez pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking three in a 3-1 defeat to the Rays. Manny Machado (.344, 20 Rs, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run. Sale went 8.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out six and walking two in a 10-1 win over the Blue Jays in his most recent start. Todd Frazier (.229, 12 Rs, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Baltimore and Chicago are Chicago -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 as of now.
The Orioles lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
The White Sox won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Orioles are 3-2. The White Sox are 6-3 in close games this season.
When leading after seven innings, Chicago is 8-4, while Baltimore is 7-4.
The White Sox are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Orioles have a record of 4-4 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 10-3. The White Sox have a 13-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 15th in runs, Chicago has earned 95 this season. Baltimore ranks ninth with 108 runs.
Ranking 22nd, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 68 this season. Chicago ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 74.
The Orioles are 11-6 when they hit at least one home run. The White Sox perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with an 11-5 record.