15* MLB Monday Night Mound Mismatch on Chicago White Sox -107
Chi White Sox vs. Minnesota,
06/25/2012 20:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 4
Money Line: -107 Chi White Sox
The Chicago White Sox have a huge edge on the mound tonight with Jake Peavy over Francisco Liriano. The White Sox also get a boost to their line-up as Kevin Youkilis is expected to make his Chicago debut tonight at Target Field.
After placing Brent Morel on the disabled list with back issues in May, the White Sox signed free agent Orlando Hudson and shifted him from second to third. Neither has provided much. Hudson is hitting .170 with four errors and 11 driven in over 28 games while Morel was batting .177 with five RBIs. The White Sox's overall numbers at third - a .168 average, one homer and 18 RBIs - are all the worst in the majors.
Peavy is 6-3 with a 2.74 ERA and 0.943 WHIP in 14 starts this season, 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA and 0.953 WHIP in six road starts, and 0-2 despite a 1.64 ERA and 1.000 WHIP in his last three outings. Liriano is 1-7 with a 5.74 ERA and 1.524 WHIP in 11 starts and five relief appearances this season. Peavy is 2-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 1.266 WHIP in six career starts against Minnesota, while Liriano is 4-3 with a 5.00 ERA and 1.463 WHIP in nine career starts against Chicago.
The White Sox are 5-0 in Peavy's last 5 starts as a road favorite. Chicago is 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League Central opponents. The Twins are 35-72 in their last 107 games as an underdog, including 14-37 in their last 51 games as a home underdog. Minnesota is 5-23 in their last 28 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The White Sox are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings, including 6-1 in their last 7 meetings in Minnesota. Take the White Sox Monday.