In the second of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (14-20) and the Chicago White Sox (24-12) at Yankee Stadium, Ivan Nova (1-1, 4.34 ERA) and Jose Quintana (5-1, 1.38 ERA) get the ball. The White Sox won the last game 7-1, and Chicago leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 14 and will air on CSCh and YES.
In his most recent outing, Nova pitched 4.2 innings, allowing one run, striking out three and walking one in a 6-3 victory over the Royals. Starlin Castro (.298, 11 Rs, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The White Sox were also victorious the last time Quintana pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking one in a 3-1 victory over the Twins. Brett Lawrie (.275, 19 Rs, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run.
The odds are White Sox -140 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The only other game between the two teams went Chicago's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS
When leading after seven innings, Chicago is 11-6, while New York is 9-9.
The White Sox are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Yankees have a record of 7-7 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Yankees are 11-2. The White Sox have a 19-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th, New York is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 128 this season. Chicago ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 162.
Ranking 17th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 104 this season. Chicago ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 129.
The Yankees are 11-11 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The White Sox are 16-8 when they hit at least one homer.