Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians - 9/24/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Chicago White Sox (34-22) at Cleveland Indians (32-24)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Dallas Keuchel (6-2) (2.04) vs. Zach Plesac (4-2) (1.85)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -127 / Chicago White Sox +117 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago White Sox face the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, September 24th at Progressive Field for game four of a four-game series.
The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox by the final score of 3-2 on Wednesday night in game three of this series. The Indians have dominated the White Sox this season, and that continued on Wednesday. The Indians are now 7-2 against the White Sox this season, therefore they have already clinched a season series win. The Indians needed yet another walk off on Wednesday, as Jordan Luplow hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Indians the win. The Indians are now 32-24 on the season, as they are now 2.0 games behind the White Sox for second place in the AL Central, and 2.5 games behind the Twins for first. The Chicago White Sox are currently 34-22 with four games remaining in their regular season schedule.
The Chicago White Sox are set to bring left-hander Dallas Keuchel to the mound to face the Indians. Keuchel is 6-2 with a 2.04 ERA through 57.1 innings this season with the White Sox. Keuchel tossed 4.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts in his last start against the Cincinnati Reds on September 19th. Keuchel has been a very special piece of this White Sox rotation, and this will be his last start before the postseason.
The Cleveland Indians will send right-hander Zach Plesac to the bump for Thursday's contest. Plesasc is 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA through his first 48.2 innings of the season with the Indians. Plesac is coming off one of his strongest starts of the season in which he tossed 7.2 shutout innings with 11 strikeouts against the Detroit Tigers.
With two strong pitchers on the bump for these respective teams, I am going to take the under here. The total is set at 8, and that makes a lot of sense when you take a look at how dominant these pitchers can be. I think Thursday's game will be a lot similar to Wednesday night's game, with runs coming at a premium.