On Thursday night, the New York Yankees will play the Chicago White Sox in the first game of their American League East vs Central series at Guaranteed Rate Field. The weather will be mildly humid, with no chance of rain and winds of 5.8 miles per hour.
The Chicago White Sox won their last game by a score of 3 runs over the Cleveland Guardians. Gavin Sheets blasted his second straight home run, while Tim Anderson had three hits and two RBI to lead the White Sox to victory. As the third game was postponed, the series finished in a 1-1 tie.
The New York Yankees won their last game by a score of 2 runs over the Toronto Blue Jays. Torres helped the Yankees win with a two-run single after his go-ahead three-run homer. The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the series.
The New York Yankees’ James Taillon got the start in this one. With 25 strikeouts and a 1.17 WHIP, he has a 2.93 ERA.
The New York Yankees are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 5-0 against starters with a WHIP of less than 1.15. The New York Yankees are also 7-1 in their previous eight games against teams with a winning record and 5-1 on the road. The White Sox are 0-5 in their previous 5 Thursday games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games against right-handed starters. The Chicago White Sox have gone 2-5 in their previous seven series openers.
Free Pick: Chicago White Sox