Cole Hamels (4-0, 2.68 ERA) and the Texas Rangers (19-15) take on Mat Latos (5-0, 2.62 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (23-11) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the last of a three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers won the last game 13-11, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 2:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 11 and can be seen on CSCh and FSSW.
Hamels pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs, striking out nine and walking two in a 5-1 win over the Tigers. Rougned Odor (.309, 25 Rs, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs, 4 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 5 with one run. Latos went 5.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out four and walking two in a 10-4 win over the Twins in his most recent start. Todd Frazier (.218, 21 Rs, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs and three RBIs.
The odds for Texas and Chicago are Rangers -140, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
The White Sox lead the season series, 4-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS
Texas has won 60% (9-6) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Chicago has won 65% (11-6) of its games when taking a late lead.
The White Sox are coming into this meeting after a high-scoring game where they scored an impressive 11 runs. The Rangers have a 1-2 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rangers are 13-1. The White Sox have an 18-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Both falling in the top 10 of the league based on total runs this season, Texas ranks seventh with 160 runs and Chicago is 10th with 150.
Ranking 24th, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 90 this season. Chicago ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 121.
The Rangers are 14-10 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The White Sox are 15-7 when they hit at least one homer.