Jose Quintana (9-9, 2.85 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (58-64) go up against Jesse Hahn (2-4, 6.02 ERA) and the Oakland Athletics (53-70) in the last of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won the last game 6-2, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 21 and will air on CSCA and CSCh.
In his last start, Quintana pitched 6.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out three and walking two in a 3-1 loss to the Indians. Todd Frazier (.207, 66 Rs, 31 HRs, 74 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Athletics were victorious the last time Hahn pitched. He did not do well, pitching 4.0 innings, allowing five runs, striking out two and walking three in an 8-6 victory over the Angels. Danny Valencia (.302, 52 Rs, 15 HRs, 44 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Chicago, a -162 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Oakland. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at eight runs. When playing as the favorite, the White Sox have a 30-24 record and overall money line at -654.
Switching gears, the Athletics come into this game with a win percentage of .427 when playing as the underdog (35-47) and an overall money line of -1,250. They have played poorly as the underdog as of late. They managed a 2-6 record when playing as the underdog and a SU record of 4-6. The Athletics are one of the top road hitting teams in the AL, averaging 9.1 hits in games away from home.
The White Sox have mostly come out on top against the Athletics in their previous six games this season, earning a 4-2 record. The White Sox will take on a right-hander (Hahn) in this game and have a 45-53 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Athletics will be the left-hander Quintana. They sport a 13-19 record against southpaws.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS, O/U - Over
When leading after seven innings, Chicago is 27-27, while Oakland is 18-30.
The Athletics are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The White Sox have a 15-28 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Athletics are 36-13. The White Sox have a 41-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total runs this season, Chicago ranks 27th with 489 runs and Oakland is 25th with 493.
Chicago and Oakland both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Chicago sits at 24th with 346 this season and Oakland ranks 29th with 311.
When the White Sox hit at least one home run, they are 43-36, well-matched with the Athletics who are 41-39 when hitting one or more homers.