With less than two weeks to go in the MLB season the Twins and White Sox begin a huge four-game series. Chicago is currently one-game ahead of Minnesota.
Cleveland is fading quickly in what appears to be a two team race. The Indians are 4.5 games out of first place. This will be the final four games between the two teams.
Minnesota Looks to Win Season Series
The Twins have won 4 of the first 6 games against the White Sox. If they hope to win the AL Central taking at least two of four is a must.
Minnesota will send Jose Berrios (4-3, 4.40 ERA) to the mound to open the series. Berrios has a 1.36 WHIP in 47 innings pitched. He has struckout 55 hitters and given up 6 home runs.
Twins hitters have had their way with White Sox starter Dylan Cease. They have combined for an OPS of 1.170 in 30 plate appearances. Jake Cave and Max Kepler both have an OPS greater than 1.666 and a homer off of Cease.
White Sox Looking Towards First Playoff Appearance Since 2008
Chicago has pretty much locked up a playoff appearance, which will be their first in 12 seasons. The White Sox have done it by playing the best baseball in the league since August 16th. They are 20-5 and are outscoring their opponents by 85 runs over the stretch.
Cease (5-2, 3.33 ERA) is competing to be the third starter come playoff time. He has thrown 46 innings with a 1.30 WHIP but has only struckout 30 and given up 9 home runs.
White Sox hitters have struggled to figure out Berrios. They have a .686 OPS against the right hander in 274 plate appearances. James McCann is one of the few White Sox with 4 home runs and a 1.250 OPS in 24 at bats.
Twins/White Sox Betting Lines
Mybookie has the Twins as a small favorite at -140 with the White Sox at +120. The total is set at 9 runs.
Free Betting Pick
This White Sox offense has been red hot over the last month. But, Berrios has their number and I think that continues tonight. Minnesota wins the game and ties Chicago a top the AL Central.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Twins -140