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The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox meet Thursday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.
The Baltimore Orioles have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Orioles have won 6 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Austin Hays leads the Orioles with 71 hits and 40 RBI, while Trey Mancini and Cedric Mullins have combined for 134 hits and 53 RBI. Dean Kremer gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Kremer’s first career game against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The White Sox have won 7 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Luis Robert leads the White Sox with 67 hits and 36 RBI, while Jose Abreu and Andrew Vaughn have combined for 129 hits and 63 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 0-2 with a 8.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 14-41 in their last 55 Thursday games and 27-72 in their last 99 road games. The White Sox are 1-9 in their last 10 Thursday games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 15-5-1 in Orioles last 21 overall. The over is 15-5-1 in White Sox last 21 overall. The Orioles are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 0-8 in the last 8 meetings.
The Chicago White Sox probably should get the benefit of the doubt at home and Johnny Cueto has been better than expected, but there’s good value with the Orioles and the plus money here. Dean Kremer has allowed 14 hits and 4 earned runs through 15.1 innings. The O’s offense has also been on a heater as of late. I’ll take a shot with the road dog.