Colby Lewis (2-0, 3.32 ERA) and the Texas Rangers (18-14) go up against Miguel Gonzalez (0-0, 8.44 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (22-10) in the first of a three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The game starts at 8:05 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 9 and will air on WPWR and FSSW.
In his last start, Lewis pitched 7.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays. Rougned Odor (.296, 22 Rs, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 4 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run. The White Sox were victorious over the Blue Jays 7-5 the last time Gonzalez pitched. He went 5.1 innings, allowing five runs, striking out six and walking two. Avisail Garcia (.256, 16 Rs, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the White Sox, going 2 for 3 yesterday with two runs.
The odds are Rangers -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.5.
The previous three games have all gone Chicago's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS
When leading after seven innings, Chicago is 11-5, while Texas is 8-6.
The White Sox are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded nine strikeouts. The Rangers have a record of 4-4 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rangers are 12-1. The White Sox have a 17-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th in runs, Chicago has earned 131 this season. Texas ranks eighth with 143 runs.
Ranking 25th, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 81 this season. Chicago ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 110.
The Rangers are 13-9 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The White Sox are 14-7 when they hit at least one homer.