Chris Sale (9-0, 1.58 ERA) and Josh Tomlin (6-0, 3.56 ERA) start in the third of a four-game series between the Chicago White Sox (27-19) and the Cleveland Indians (23-20) at U.S. Cellular Field. The Indians won the last game 5-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 24 and can be seen on STOh and CSN+.
Sale pitched 9.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run and striking out nine in a 2-1 win over the Astros. Todd Frazier (.243, 29 Rs, 14 HRs, 34 RBIs, 4 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run. Tomlin went 7.2 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 7-2 win over the Reds in his most recent start. Carlos Santana (.229, 23 Rs, 8 HRs, 22 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Chicago and Cleveland are White Sox -175, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
The White Sox sit at 9-4 against their division, while the Indians are 12-7
Having scored one run in their last game, the White Sox are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Indians have a 10-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Indians are 3-12. The White Sox have a 4-15 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 23rd in home runs, Chicago has hit 40 this season. Cleveland ranks 16th with 46 home runs.
Chicago and Cleveland both rank in the top half of the league in hits. Chicago sits at 15th with 8.43 hits per game and Cleveland ranks 11th with 8.63.
Ranking 19th, Chicago is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.717). Cleveland ranks in the top half at 14th with an OPS of .726.
The Indians are 14-16 when they allow at least one home run. The White Sox perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 12-13 record.