Chris Sale (7-0, 1.79 ERA) gets the ball for the Chicago White Sox (23-12) as they go up against Luis Severino (0-5, 6.12 ERA) and the New York Yankees (14-19) in the first of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 13 and will air on CSCh and YES.
In his last start, Severino pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four runs, striking out nine and walking one in a 5-1 loss to the Red Sox. Starlin Castro (.300, 11 Rs, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 2 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The White Sox were victorious the last time Sale pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out nine and walking one in a 7-2 victory over the Twins. Todd Frazier (.222, 22 Rs, 11 HRs, 31 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 2 Wednesday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are White Sox -150 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
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 4-5. The White Sox are 6-4 in close games this season.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The White Sox have an 8-5 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 3-16. The White Sox have a 3-11 record when opponents outhit them.
New York and Chicago both rank in the bottom half of the league in home runs. New York sits at 17th with 34 home runs this season and Chicago ranks 19th with 33.
Ranking 24th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.79 per game. Chicago ranks in the top half at 12th with 8.57.
Ranking 25th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.687). Chicago ranks in the bottom half at 16th with an OPS of .730.
The White Sox are 9-8 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Yankees are 9-14 when they allow at least one homer.