Adam Warren (6-7, 3.46 ERA) and John Danks (7-13, 4.59 ERA) start in the third of a four-game series between the New York Yankees (84-69) and the Chicago White Sox (73-81) at Yankee Stadium. The White Sox won the last game 5-2 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 26 and can be seen on CSCh and WPIX.
Warren pitched 3.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking one in a 4-2 defeat to the Blue Jays. Danks went 5.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking two in a 6-3 defeat to the Indians in his most recent start. Adam Eaton (.283, 93 Rs, 13 HRs, 51 RBIs, 16 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one RBI.
New York is a -163 favorite against Chicago and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Yankees have recorded an overall money line of +314 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 53-34. New York is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 6-4 SU record in its last ten outings. The Yankees are one of the best in the MLB in terms of home runs with 206. New York's pitching staff has been doing better against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, only allowing an average of 2.9 runs per game, well under their season average of 4.2.
In games where it is the underdog, Chicago has a 38-47 record and an overall money line of -1,213.
The Yankees lead the season series, 3-2. The Yankees have a 25-19 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Danks takes the mound. Warren (RHP) will be on the hill against the White Sox, who have a 54-64 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
New York has won 47% (35-40) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Chicago has won 50% (33-33) of its games when taking a late lead.
The White Sox managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Yankees who are heading in with a 19-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the White Sox are 57-14. The Yankees have a 55-8 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th in runs, Chicago has earned 603 this season. New York ranks second with 733 runs.
Ranking 26th, Chicago is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 384 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 512.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 73-41. When the White Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 46-42 record.