In the last of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (15-20) and the Chicago White Sox (24-13) at Yankee Stadium, Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.11 ERA) and Miguel Gonzalez (0-0, 4.91 ERA) get the ball. The Yankees won the last game 2-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 1:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 15 and will air on WGN and WPIX.
In his last start, Tanaka pitched 7.0 innings, giving up six runs and striking out four in a 10-7 victory over the Royals. The White Sox were victorious over the Rangers 8-4 the last time Gonzalez pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing one run, striking out four and walking three. Todd Frazier (.220, 23 Rs, 12 HRs, 32 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Yankees -170 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS
The White Sox lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Yankees are 5-5. The White Sox are 6-5 in close games this season.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The White Sox have a 5-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 3-17. The White Sox have a 3-11 record when opponents outhit them.
Tied at 18th for total home runs, New York and Chicago have each hit 35 homers this season.
Ranking 26th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.66 per game. Chicago ranks in the top half at 14th with 8.49.
Ranking 26th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.677). Chicago ranks in the bottom half at 16th with an OPS of .726.
The White Sox are 10-8 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Yankees are 10-15 when they allow at least one homer.