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(83-60) Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox (69-74)
Date: Tuesday September 13, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: US Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Jose Quintana
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago -114
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The once unstoppable Cleveland Indians rotation has gone awry lately and now finds itself trying to hold back the surging Tigers for the AL Central.
The White Sox are out of playoff contention but still have a balanced lineup and they will send an ace caliber starter in Jose Quintana to the mound.
After posting 3.63 ERA in the first half – good for the best in the AL, the Indians had 4.59 ERA in August.
Danny Salazar is injured again and Josh Tomlin seems to have lost his composure on the mound.
After a spectacular June where Trevor Bauer posted a 2.02 ERA over 6 starts, he has fallen back to earth a bit.
After a surge from both the Tigers and Royals, the Indians have gained control again of the division – leading by 7 games entering play on Monday.
However, their pitching will need to come back around if they hope to make the deep playoff run they have been aiming towards.
Bauer will get the ball Tuesday night in a hitter friendly ball park against a White Sox lineup that he dominated in his only start against them this season.
Back in Bauer’s hot June, he gave up just four hits and one run over 7 innings against the White Sox as the Indians won 3-2 in Cleveland.
The Indians lineup will face Quintana who has had their number this season in terms of his numbers against them. But, he has been outdueled as the Indians have beaten him twice.
The unexpected power surge of Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana – each with over 30 home runs on the season – has provided a balance of contact and power that has made the Indians the fourth best offense in the MLB.
They will need to keep that rolling against Quintana and going forward as their pitching staff irons itself out before the playoffs.
Chicago White Sox
Every year, there is a pitcher that has great stuff and pitches well almost every start out but gets NO run support. That pitcher this season has been Quintana.
Quintana is only 11-10 despite a 3.13 ERA and 165 strikeouts. That ERA is good for 6th in the AL.
Against Cleveland this season, Quintana is 0-2 in three starts but has a 3.20 ERA and has struck out 17 guys in 19.2 innings. The White Sox have scored 6 TOTAL runs in those three games Quintana has pitched against Cleveland.
In Quintana’s two starts in September, he has given up 11 runs in 11.2 innings – surrendering 3 home runs in those outings.
After giving up just 2 home runs in his first 12 starts this season, Quintana has given up a total of 17 home runs in his last 16 starts.
The White Sox lineup struggled against Bauer the one time they faced him this season and averaged just 4 runs per game in their last 6 games. It is trending towards Quintana getting no run support yet again.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cleveland is 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games
- Cleveland is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings entering Monday
- Cleveland is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago entering Monday
- Under is 18-7-1 in Quintana’s last 26 starts on grass
- Under is 11-4-2 in Bauer’s last 17 starts on grass
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
Lack of run support can wear on a pitcher as they feel like that can’t make any mistakes. Quintana’s struggles in September combined with Chicago’s recent offensive struggles make the Indians a great pick in this matchup.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cleveland ML +115
I think this game could stay low scoring if Quintana neutralizes the Indians lineup for a bunch of innings but I give the advantage to the playoff bound team in a September close game as the Indians have life left in their season while Chicago could be starting to move their eyes to the offseason.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland Indians 5-2
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