Kevin Gausman (0-1, 1.80 ERA) and Mat Latos (4-0, 0.74 ERA) take the hill in the third of a four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (14-8) and the Chicago White Sox (16-8) at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 6-3, and Baltimore leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 30 and can be seen on WGN and MAS2.
Gausman pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out seven and walking two in a 2-0 defeat to the Rays. Manny Machado (.341, 19 Rs, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4. Latos went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out two and walking two in a 4-1 win over the Rangers in his last outing. Melky Cabrera (.294, 12 Rs, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Baltimore and Chicago are Orioles -140, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Orioles have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
Chicago recorded at least two errors for the first time this season.
The Orioles are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The White Sox have a 7-4 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Orioles have a slight leg up on the White Sox, as the Orioles have won their last three games while the White Sox have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 10-2. The White Sox have a 13-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th in runs, Chicago has earned 87 this season. Baltimore ranks 10th with 101 runs.
Baltimore and Chicago both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Baltimore sits at 20th with 65 this season and Chicago ranks 17th with 70.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 11-5, well-matched with the White Sox who are 10-5 when hitting one or more homers.