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#913 Chicago White Sox -135 vs.
#914 Baltimore Orioles 10
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:05pm EDT
Written by Chris Kubala



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It’s the continuation of a series between a pair of American League teams in Charm City. The Chicago White Sox are on the road as they play the middle game of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night. Chicago dropped two of three to Detroit as they fell 4-3 on the road Sunday afternoon in a rain-shortened four-game set. Baltimore was swept at home in a rain-shortened four-game series by Minnesota, losing the finale 4-3 Sunday afternoon. The pitching matchup for Monday’s opener saw Manny Banuelos take the mound for the White Sox against the Orioles’ David Hess. First pitch in the game was set for 7:05 pm ET.

Chicago White Sox Look to Pick Up Road Win

Chicago ended up falling short in the rubber game of their set with the Tigers, which was scheduled as a four-game set before Saturday’s contest was washed out. The White Sox entered Monday fourth in the AL Central, 4.5 games behind the Twins in the division. Chicago finished with six hits in the game with no player having more than one. Leury Garcia (run) and Tim Anderson drove in runs in the defeat for the White Sox. Rodrigo Lopez (1-3) took the loss on the mound as he allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits with no walks and eight strikeouts over six innings of work.

Ivan Nova gets the call for the White Sox as he makes his fifth start of the season in this contest. He is 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA, a 1.431 WHIP, three walks and 14 strikeouts over 21.2 innings of work this season. Nova recorded a no-decision in his last start, which came Thursday on the road against the Tigers. He threw 6.1 innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits with no walks and three strikeouts in an eventual 9-7 White Sox defeat. In his last three starts, Nova is 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA, a 1.64 WHIP, two walks and 10 strikeouts over 14.2 innings of work. Nova makes his 19th career appearance and 18th start against the Orioles in this contest. He is 8-4 with a 4.98 ERA, a 1.313 WHIP, 32 walks and 86 strikeouts over 112 innings of work. Nova is 3-1 with a 5.33 ERA, a 1.426 WHIP, 16 walks and 40 strikeouts over 54 innings in nine career appearances, eight starts, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Baltimore Orioles Trying to Get Going

Baltimore was swept at home against the Twins over the weekend and started this series hoping to reverse those fortunes. The Orioles entered Monday in the basement of the AL East race, 6.5 games behind the Rays in the division. Baltimore was down 2-0 after half an inning and never got back to even in the contest. Jonathan Villar (run, RBI) had three hits in the loss while Jesus Sucre contributed two for the Orioles. Dylan Bundy (0-3) took the loss on the mound: he allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts over six innings of work.

Andrew Cashner is on the mound as he logs his sixth start of the year for the Orioles in this contest. He is 3-1 with a 4.97 ERA, a 1.539 WHIP, 12 walks and 15 strikeouts over 25.1 innings of action this season. Cashner didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came Thursday on the road against the Rays. He threw five innings, allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts in a game the Orioles went on to win 6-5 in 11 innings. Cashner is 2-0 with a 4.70 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, five walks and nine strikeouts over 15.1 innings in his last three starts. He is 1-2 with a 4.34 ERA, a 2.089 WHIP, 13 walks and 12 strikeouts over 18.2 innings in five career appearances, three starts, against the White Sox. Cashner is 3-8 with a 4.89 ERA, a 1.419 WHIP, 36 walks and 66 strikeouts over 99.1 innings in 17 career starts at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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Cashner has pitched well in the early going this season as he has almost as many wins already (three) as he did in 28 starts (four) last season. Nova has struggled in the early going this season but he’s due to turn things around. The White Sox have a better lineup and pitching staff than the Orioles do at this point in time. Chicago has started to get some offensive production going of late and that should work in their favor. Nova picks up his first victory of the season as the White Sox’s bats take care of business in this one.

Prediction: Chicago White Sox -130

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Chicago rolled to a 12-2 win in the opening game of the set on Monday night. The White Sox scored four runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings to batter the Orioles into submission in the contest. Chicago had 16 hits, including three doubles and two homers, as they rolled. The Orioles entered the game dead last in the majors with a 6.21 team ERA and that number simply went up after this contest. Chicago improved slightly on their team ERA mark of 5.49, which was 27th in the majors entering Monday. Can the White Sox batter their way to another win in the series here?

The over is 6-1 in the White Sox’s last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter, 7-2-1 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 12-4-1 in their last 17 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 on the year. Baltimore has seen the over go 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing record and 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the teams overall and 7-3-1 in their last 11 in Baltimore: look for this one to go over the total as well.

Prediction: Over 9.5

Written By Chris Kubala

Christopher Kubala has been crunching stats and following sports for over 30 years. His in depth analysis and passion for sports have led him to writing books about sports, regularly being featured on sports talk radio and as the go-to person for any obscure trivia. He keeps an eye on transactions and statistics like a hawk, especially when it comes to football, both the NFL and college, the NHL, the NBA and college basketball and MLB.