Mike Wright (1-2, 6.23 ERA) and Carlos Rodon (1-2, 4.05 ERA) take the hill in the second of a four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (13-8) and the Chicago White Sox (16-7) at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 10-2, and Baltimore leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 29 and can be seen on CSCh and MASN.
Wright pitched 6.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering five runs and striking out four in a 6-1 defeat to the Royals. Manny Machado (.333, 19 Rs, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with three runs, one home run, and five RBIs. Rodon went 6.2 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 4-3 win over the Rangers in his most recent start. Todd Frazier (.236, 11 Rs, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Baltimore and Chicago are Orioles -110, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 as of now.
The Orioles have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
When leading after seven innings, Chicago is 7-3, while Baltimore is 6-3.
The White Sox managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Orioles who are heading in with an 8-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 9-2. The White Sox have a 13-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th, Chicago sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 84 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 with 95.
Ranking 21st, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 62 this season. Chicago ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 68.
The Orioles are 10-5 when they hit at least one home run. The White Sox perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 10-4 record.