Carlos Carrasco (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and Jose Quintana (0-0, 9.00 ERA) start in the first of a two-game series between the Cleveland Indians (2-4) and the Chicago White Sox (2-4) at Progressive Field. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 14 and can be seen on WPWR and STO.
Carrasco is 2-4 with a 5.03 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 45 strikeouts against the White Sox. Carlos Santana (.333 ) kept up his hot start Sunday, going 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI. When pitching against the Indians, Quintana is 3-0 with a 3.24 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 47 strikeouts. Avisail Garcia (.368 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the White Sox, going 2 for 4 Sunday with one run and one stolen base.
Cleveland is a -129 favorite against Chicago and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Indians have an overall money line of -230 and a record as the favorite of 1-2. The Indians are one of the best in the AL in terms of hits at home with an impressive 9.0 per game.
As for their opponent, Chicago has a winless record of 0-3 playing as the underdog and a disappointing overall money line of -210 so far this season. AL Central rivals have had an easy time with the White Sox when they're ranked as the underdog. They have a 0-3 record as favorite and 2-4 SU.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE, O/U - Over
The White Sox hold a 2-4 record against teams in the AL Central Division, but the Indians have yet to win a game against one of their division rivals (0-3).
The Cleveland batters brought in a solid nine hits last game. Chicago has a record of 0-3 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
It looks like the White Sox have a slight leg up on the Indians, as the White Sox have won their last two games while the Indians have lost their last three.
The Indians and the White Sox are both 2-0 when they notch more hits than their opponent.
Ranking 21st, Chicago sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 18 this season. Cleveland ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 22.
Ranking 30th, Chicago is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching six this season. Cleveland ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 17.
When the Indians hit at least one home run, they are 2-0. When the White Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 2-2 record.