The Texas Rangers host the Chicago White Sox tonight, Sunday April 8th, for their final of a three game set. These two split their eight games played last season. MLB oddsmakers have installed the Rangers as -165 moneyline home favorites over the White Sox (+155) with the over/under set at 9 runs. Be sure to check the Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers 2012 MLB Odds before the opening pitch.
Chi White Sox (1-1) got a 4-3 victory Saturday night. Paul Konerko drove in three runs for the White Sox in his 2,000th career game, while Jake Peavy, struck out five while giving up three runs over six innings. Alex Rios led off the top of the ninth with a homer off veteran and new Rangers closer Joe Nathan. Santiago then needed only 11 pitches to close the door on the two-time defending American League champions who had gotten their new rings before the game.
RHP Gavin Floyd starts for Chicago tonight, he allowed only two runs (one earned) and six hits over 14 innings in his two starts against Texas last season.
Texas (1-1) Derek Holland made his first start since getting a new $28.5 million, five-year contract from Texas last month. The 25-year-old left-hander finished last season allowing only two hits in 8 1-3 scoreless innings in Game 4 of the World Series against St. Louis at Rangers Ballpark, but the White Sox got on the board in a hurry against Holland.
Lefty Matt Harrison, 2-0 with a 3.54 ERA in five career starts against the White Sox, makes his 2012 debut for the Rangers in tonight’s finale.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Texas.
Rangers are 4-1 in Harrisons last 5 starts vs. White Sox.
Under is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings.
White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series.
White Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog of +151 to +200.
Rangers are 6-0 in their last 6 Sunday games.
Rangers are 10-2 in their last 12 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Rangers are 13-3 in their last 16 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
When: Sunday, April 8th@8:05 PM EST
Pick: Rangers -165
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