In the second of a three-game series between the Toronto Blue Jays (10-11) and the Chicago White Sox (14-6) at the Rogers Centre, R.A. Dickey (1-2, 6.10 ERA) and Chris Sale (4-0, 1.80 ERA) get the ball. The White Sox won the last game 7-5, and Chicago leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:07 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and will air on WPWR and RSN1.
In his most recent outing, Dickey pitched 6.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 4-3 loss to the Orioles. Jose Bautista (.268, 14 Rs, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two runs. The White Sox were victorious over the Angels 2-1 the last time Sale pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing one runs (one unearned) and striking out three. Todd Frazier (.224, 9 Rs, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 3 yesterday with three RBIs.
The odds are Toronto -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 at the moment.
The only other game between the two teams went Chicago's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
When leading after seven innings, Chicago is 5-3, while Toronto is 3-7.
The White Sox are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded nine strikeouts. The Blue Jays have a record of 5-10 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 7-2. The White Sox have an 11-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th, Chicago sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 68 this season. Toronto ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 90.
Ranking 19th, Chicago is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 57 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five at third with 75.
When the Blue Jays hit at least one home run, they are 7-7. When the White Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 9-3 record.