The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field. The New York Yankees look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Chicago White Sox look to get a game above a .500 record.
The New York Yankees have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Yankees have won 15 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 34 hits and 26 RBI, while DJ LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 62 hits and 37 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Cole is 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The White Sox have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 35 hits and 12 RBI, while Luis Robert and Jose Abreu have combined for 47 hits and 21 RBI. Vince Velasquez gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.97 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Velasquez is 0-1 with a 3.26 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 10-3 in their last 13 Friday games. The White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 7-1 in their last 8 overall. The under is 15-6 in Yankees last 21 Friday games. The under is 6-1-1 in White Sox last 8 overall. The Yankees are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Gerrit Cole is starting to look like Gerrit Cole again, allowing one run in his last 19 innings. Vince Velasquez is pitching well in his own right, allowing 22 hits and 10 earned runs in his first 22.2 innings. However, the White Sox continue to be hit or miss, mainly with their offense and the New York Yankees continue to find ways to win, and their offense is on fire. Hard to step in front of the Yanks right now, and even tougher to bet against Cole given his last three starts. Give me the Yankees and the RL for max betting value.