The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox have all of the star power needed to put on quite the display of offensive force, and they have certainly lived up to the hype throughout the first few games of this series.
After the Yankees mounted a furious comeback against Liam Hendricks in the Field of Dreams game before Tim Anderson’s walk-off shot, history nearly repeated itself on Saturday. A Joey Gallo extra-innings home run was almost followed by another Zack Britton blown save.
The Yankees managed to barely squeeze out a 7-5 victory, and they enter today with a chance to take two out of three and win yet another series against one of the best teams in baseball. In a tight playoff race, they need all the help they can get.
A loss, on the other hand, would be just another piece of a very unlucky puzzle that Yankees have been building lately. With blown saves galore, tons of top players out, and bad breaks going against them, the Yankees need to overcome challenges from the baseball gods in order to win this one.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and White Sox play at 2:10 p.m. on the afternoon of August 15.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The local markets will carry this game on WPIX (New York) and NBC Sports Chicago (Chicago). If you’re out of those markets, you can catch this game nationally on TBS.
Yankees vs White Sox Odds Today
According to the folks over at WynnBet, the White Sox are considerable money line favorites at -175 (bet $175 to win 100). The Yankees are +155 (bet $100 to win $155) to pull off the upset.
If you’re a guy or gal interested in betting the money line, the Yankees are -135 (bet $100 to win $135) favorites to cover a 1.5 run spread. Vegas seems to believe that New York and Chicago will be in for a very close game that will eventually be won by the guys in black and white.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees will start soft-tossing left-hander Nestor Cortes (0-1, 2.70) today, as the Cuban southpaw is in the middle of his finest season to date in the league. As both a starter and relief pitcher, Cortes has shown he can use his signature sidewinding motion to great effect this year.
The White Sox will counter with Lucas Giolito (9-8, 3.81), who is in the middle of yet another solid season after two consecutive top-seven finished in AL Cy Young voting. Will Giolitio be able to get that ERA down by sawing through a very inconsistent Yankee lineup?
Yankees Starting Lineup
It’s hard to complain about this lineup given who is available for selection.
Yankees vs White Sox Prediction
The Yankees have had some unlucky bounces of late, with the bullpen troubles being the biggest one of all. While this unit of mashers could be able to touch up Giolito just a bit, the combination of a Chicago lineup built to crush left-handed pitching and the poor bullpen doesn’t bode well for the Yankees.
White Sox 5, Yankees 3
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