Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84 ERA) and Ariel Miranda (1-0, 5.49 ERA) are on the hill in the third of a four-game series between the Chicago White Sox (61-66) and the Seattle Mariners (68-60) at U.S. Cellular Field. The Mariners won the last game 3-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 27 and can be seen on CSCh and RTNW.
Quintana pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking one in a 4-2 win over the Athletics. Todd Frazier (.214, 67 Rs, 32 HRs, 81 RBIs, 10 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Miranda went 5.2 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking one in a 7-6 defeat to the Brewers in his last outing. Nelson Cruz (.283, 76 Rs, 32 HRs, 79 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
Chicago is a -143 favorite against Seattle and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The White Sox have an overall money line of -317 and a record as the favorite of 33-25.
In games where it is the underdog, Seattle has a 29-28 record and an overall money line of +six. The Mariners are tough outs for opponents, ranking third in the AL with 9.2 hits per road game. Seattle is excellent at drawing walks with 3.1 per game, ranking fifth in the AL.
The Mariners lead the season series, 3-2. The White Sox have a 14-11 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Miranda takes the mound. Quintana (LHP) will be on the hill against the Mariners, who have a 19-26 record against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA, O/U - Over
Chicago and Seattle have both won 51% (29-28) of their games when they lead after seven innings.
The Mariners are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The White Sox have a 23-39 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the White Sox are 44-12. The Mariners have a 49-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th, Chicago is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 513 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 11th with 596.
Ranking 25th, Chicago is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 359 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 13th with 392.
The White Sox are 45-38 when they hit at least one home run. The Mariners perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 56-38 record.