The Chicago White Sox take on the Cleveland Indians in Chicago tonight. Justin Masterson and Chris Sale get the starts respectively. Check out the MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
With their win yesterday, the Indians have now won three in a row, including their last 10 games on the road. They are 19-23 outside of Progressive Field however still maintain a two game lead in front of Minnesota for second place in the AL Central. Justin Masterson enters with an 10-5 record to go with a 3.57 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. He has struck out 88 batters in 88 1/3 innings this year with only 34 walks. In his last two road starts however it has not been pretty. Against New York on Tuesday he went 6 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and seven runs. In Boston on June 24th he allowed five runs on six hits in only six innings.
The White Sox are in last place in the AL Central, and look to Sale to begin pushing them in the right direction. Sale has been the main victim of the Sox offensive woes, posting an impressive 2.55 ERA, but only a 5-5 record. In 85 1/3 innings this season, Sale as surrendered just 55 hits, 23 earned runs, and has struck out 86 in his second season. In his last start he went eight innings, gave up five hits and no earned runs while striking out 14. Somehow he received the loss because he gave up two unearned runs, and his team thanked him by giving him just one run. Not a fun year to be a Sale fantasy owner. The White Sox are nine back in the Central and are 17-18 at home this season.
Take the under in this matchup, neither of these teams have proved consistent scorers at the sportsbook.