In the second of a four-game series between the Chicago White Sox (37-43) and the Toronto Blue Jays (37-43) at U.S. Cellular Field, Jose Quintana (4-7, 3.81 ERA) and Felix Doubront (0-0, 3.86 ERA) get the ball. The White Sox won the last game 4-2 and Chicago leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jul. 7 and will air on RSN and CSN-CHI+.
Quintana has a 1.80 ERA and a 4-1 record in his career against the Blue Jays, but faces a strong Toronto offense that's hitting .266 on the year. Jose Abreu (.292, 48 Rs, 14 HRs, 45 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI. In his career against the White Sox, Doubront is 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts. Josh Donaldson (.300, 63 Rs, 20 HRs, 57 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Chicago, a -119 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Toronto. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is eight runs. When playing as the favorite, the White Sox have a 21-16 record and overall money line at -902. An area where the White Sox are particularly strong at home is striking batters out, where they average 8.8 K's per home game.
Switching gears, the Blue Jays come into this game with a win percentage of .410 when playing as the underdog (16-23) and an overall money line of -172. Over the last 10 games, they were winless as the underdog with a 0-2 record and 4-6 SU. They sport the top-ranked offense in the AL, averaging 5.5 runs per game. Toronto is one of the top hitting teams in the AL with an average of 9.0 hits per contest.
The left-handed Quintana will take the mound against the Blue Jays, who have an 11-7 record against lefty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR, O/U - Over
For the sixth time this season, the Blue Jays registered at least two errors in a game.
When the White Sox play into extra innings, they have a 7-2 record. The Blue Jays are 3-2 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Blue Jays are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The White Sox have a 4-8 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the White Sox are 28-6. The Blue Jays have a 37-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Toronto tops the league in runs with 462 this season. Chicago ranks at the bottom with 275.
Ranking 29th, Chicago is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 180 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five at third with 279.
When the White Sox hit at least one home run, they are 21-20. When the Blue Jays hit at least one homer, they have a 38-22 record.