The Chicago White Sox (42-36) and New York Yankees (47-30) will close out a four-game American League series on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 2:05 ET
Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees
Chicago had its four-game winning streak snapped in a 4-0 setback to New York on Saturday afternoon, but the club still has a chance of winning its first series in the Bronx since 2005. The White Sox came into yesterday’s contest with an 18-11 daytime record, leading the majors with a .282 average and 157 runs scored. Chicago is 5-1 in its last six road games against right-handed starters.
White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd (6-7, 4.80 ERA) has won his last two starts, allowing just nine hits in 13.1 shutout innings over that span. The right-hander was 1-4 with a 10.38 ERA in his previous six outings before this recent success. In seven career games (six starts) versus the Yankees, Floyd has tallied an even 2-2 record and 5.98 ERA, including a perfect 2-0 ark and 4.50 ERA in three starts in the Big Apple.
New York managed to win 20 games in a calendar month for the first time since August 2009, as the team possesses the second-best record in the majors behind the Texas Rangers. The Yankees offense has been paced by second baseman Robinson Cano, who is batting .367 with eight home runs over his last 13 games, but he’s managed to collect just three hits in 18 career at-bats against Floyd. New York is 12-5 in its last 17 games as a home favorite.
Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes (8-6, 4.48 ERA) has won four of his last five starts, including a 6-4 home victory over the Cleveland Indians last time out, surrendering just six hits in eight shutout innings. The right-hander is 5-3 with a 4.44 ERA in eight home starts, but has served up 13 long balls in 46.2 combined frames. In eight career games (four starts) versus the White Sox, Hughes has gone 2-1 with a 0.75 ERA, limiting them to a .171 batting average.
Bettors will likely back the Yankees due to their 25-5 record in Hughes’ last 30 home starts with a total of 9.0 to 10.5, while the White Sox are 2-6 in Floyd’s last eight road efforts.
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