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Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Preview

After Friday’s game was postponed, the Chicago White Sox (19-20) and the New York Yankees (29-10) will play a day-night doubleheader on Sunday. The second game will be featured on Sunday Night Baseball from Yankee Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:08 pm ET.

On Saturday, the Yankees took the first game of the series 7-5. In the win, Nestor Cortes improved to 3-1 after throwing five innings, allowing three runs and striking out six.

Offensively, DJ LeMahieu hit his third home run of the season, a grand slam in the second inning. Giancarlo Stanton also went three for four in the win.

Dallas Keuchel took the loss for the White Sox Saturday. He went just four innings, allowing six runs on six hits. He walked three and didn’t strike out a single batter. His ERA now sits at 6.60 on the season.

Jose Abreu had the big swing for the White Sox, hitting his fourth home run of the season, a three-run shot in the third inning. While Chicago had 11 hits, they also left 21 runners on base.

The Yankees are the favorite in the nightcap. They are -178 to win while the White Sox moneyline sits at +150. The runline features Chicago +1.5 (-137), and the over/’under for total runs is nine.

White Sox Trying To Get On Track

At -130, the Chicago White Sox are still the favorite to win the AL Central, but they have yet to find any consistency. Facing a really tough New York Yankees team Sunday, they have a chance to gain some momentum if they can sweep the doubleheader.

In the second game of the day, the White Sox will send righty Michael Kopech to the mound. This season, he is 0-1 in seven games with a 1.54 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and he has struck out 33 in 35 innings of work.

His last start was also against the Yankees back on May 15. He took the loss after giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. In the loss, he gave up just one hit, but he walked four.

Offensively, the White Sox hope that first baseman Jose Abreu’s home run on Saturday can get him going. In 140 at bats, the slugger is hitting just .207/.296/.343 with four home runs, 17 runs batted in, and 17 runs scored.

Against the Yankees’ Luis Severino, Abreu is hitting .429 in 14 at bats with four runs batted in. Tim Anderson and Leury Garcia have also had some success off the righty as they have each homered off of him.

Early On, Yankees Best In The Business

At 29-10, the Yankees are off to a truly remarkable start. They already have a 5.5-game lead in the division, and not only do they have the best record overall in baseball, but they also have the best home record in the majors at 15-4.

In the finale of the series Sunday night, the team will send 28-year-old righty Luis Severino to the mound. In seven starts this season, Severino is 3-0 with a 3.63 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and has 38 strikeouts in 34.2 innings.

His last start was against the Baltimore Orioles on May 16. He picked up the win in this game after giving up just one earned run in six innings while striking out seven.

The Yankees may have a new iteration of the bash brothers as outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have dominated the early going. Judge is hitting .307/.384/.657 with a team-leading 14 home runs and 32 runs scored. He also has 30 runs batted in.

For Stanton, he is hitting .309/.357/.568 with 11 home runs and a team-leading 35 runs batted in.

Albeit in limited opportunities, there hasn’t been much success by Yankees’ hitters in their careers against Chicago’s Michael Kopech, although both Josh Donaldson and Gleyber Torres have taken the righty deep.

White Sox/Yankees Betting Prediction

There are always a lot of variables when looking at the second game of a doubleheader. For instance, bullpen usage, emotion of the first game, and injuries can all play factors in the second game.

Still, on paper, this is a game that is hard to bet against the Yankees on. First, they have absolutely dominated all of the baseball early on, especially at home. Even more, though, they have already shown that they can hit Kopech as he took a loss against them in his last time out.

Granted, the White Sox have a team that is capable of putting up runs in a hurry, but until the Yankees have a prolonged cold stretch, it is hard to bet against them at this point.

Take New York to win, and don’t be surprised if they cover the -1.5 runline.

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