In the first of a three-game series between the Toronto Blue Jays (10-10) and the Chicago White Sox (13-6) at the Rogers Centre, Marcus Stroman (3-0, 4.13 ERA) and Miguel Gonzalez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) take the mound. The game gets underway at 7:07 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 25 and will air on CSCh and RSN1.
In his last start, Stroman pitched 7.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out three and walking one in a 4-3 victory over the Orioles. Josh Donaldson (.304, 20 Rs, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with two runs. Todd Frazier (.205, 9 Rs, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Miguel Gonzalez is making his first start of the season for the White Sox. He was formerly a member of the Baltimore Orioles and was a league-average starter for them before being released just a couple days before the start of the season.
The odds are even for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently unavailable.
They have a WHIP of 1.018 on the year, good for second in the league.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
Toronto has won 33% (3-6) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Chicago has won 57% (4-3) of its games when taking a late lead.
When they are outhit, the White Sox are 0-6. The Blue Jays have a 1-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Chicago ranks in the bottom half of the league at 18th when it comes to home runs, hitting 17 this season. Toronto ranks in the top half with 21.
Toronto and Chicago both rank near the bottom of the league in hits. Toronto sits at 21st with 7.90 hits per game and Chicago ranks 29th with 7.37.
Ranking 29th, Chicago is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.651). Toronto ranks in the bottom half at 17th with an OPS of .723.
The White Sox are 3-3 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Blue Jays are 7-6 when they allow at least one homer.