In the first of a four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (12-8) and the Chicago White Sox (16-6) at Camden Yards, Tyler Wilson (1-0, 2.77 ERA) and John Danks (0-3, 6.23 ERA) get the ball. The White Sox go into this series on a six-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 28 and will air on CSCh and MAS2.
In his last start, Wilson pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs and striking out two in an 8-3 victory over the Royals. The White Sox were unsuccessful against the Angels 3-2 the last time Danks pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out two and walking five. Todd Frazier (.235, 10 Rs, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Baltimore -130 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
Chicago won its last game in a shutout, its fifth of the season. Baltimore has been shut out one time this season.
The Orioles are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 10 strikeouts. The White Sox have a record of 1-2 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the White Sox are 1-6. The Orioles have a 3-5 record when opponents outhit them.
Chicago ranks in the bottom half of the league at 16th when it comes to home runs, hitting 20 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five with 28.
Ranking 22nd, Chicago is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.86 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 with 8.75.
Baltimore ranks at the top of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .000. Chicago ranks near the bottom at 24th with an OPS of .686.
The White Sox are 5-3 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Orioles are 9-3 when they allow at least one homer.