In the second of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (18-15) and the Chicago White Sox (23-10) at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Derek Holland (3-2, 5.40 ERA) and Carlos Rodon (1-4, 4.36 ERA) get the start. The White Sox won the last game 8-4, and Chicago leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 8:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 10 and will air on CSCh and FSSW.
In his last start, Holland pitched 2.2 innings, giving up 11 runs and walking three in a 12-2 loss to the Blue Jays. Rougned Odor (.298, 24 Rs, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs, 4 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 6 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. The White Sox were also unsuccessful the last time Rodon pitched. He tossed 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking three in a 5-2 loss to the Red Sox. Avisail Garcia (.273, 17 Rs, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the White Sox, going 3 for 6 yesterday with one run.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a White Sox -110 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.5.
The previous four games have all gone Chicago's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS
For the second time this season, the Rangers registered at least two errors in a game.
The Rangers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the White Sox who are coming in with a 12-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the White Sox are 3-10. The Rangers have a 5-12 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the bottom half of the league based on total home runs this season, Texas ranks 17th with 32 homers and Chicago is 18th with 31.
Ranking 18th, Chicago is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.16 per game. Texas ranks in the top half at 11th with 8.62.
Texas and Chicago both rank in the bottom half of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Texas sits at 18th with an OPS of .719, and Chicago ranks 17th with an OPS of .720.
The White Sox are 9-7 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Rangers are 11-13 when they allow at least one homer.