2:10 pm
June 16

Rays @ White Sox

Who will WIN this matchup?

Tampa Bay Rays (43-25)

@ Chicago White Sox (42-25)


Starting Pitchers:

Yarbrough (TB): 4-3; 3.63 ERA

Giolito (CHW) 5-5; 3.81 ERA


Current odds:

Tampa Bay Rays: (TBD)

Chicago White Sox: (TBD)


Troubling injury news arrived for both the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Chicago learned second baseman Nick Madrigal will miss the remainder of the season following surgery to repair torn tendons in his right hamstring. For the Rays, ace right-hander Tyler Glasnow was placed on the 10-day injured list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and a flexor strain in his pitching arm. The Rays indicated they will determine a timetable for Glasnow’s recovery once he undergoes additional medical evaluation.

Tampa Bay will try to kick-start its offense during Wednesday’s matinee against the host White Sox. Chicago evened the series at one game apiece with its 3-0 victory Tuesday, marking the third time the Rays had been shut out this season while ending their four-game winning streak. Dallas Keuchel pitched seven innings of four-hit ball before Aaron Bummer and Liam Hendriks combined on two innings of two-hit relief.

Right-hander Lucas Giolito (5-5, 3.81 ERA) is set to get the call for the White Sox as he looks to extend his run of career dominance against the Rays. In three starts vs. Tampa Bay, Giolito is 1-0 with a 1.31 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings. He has struggled in day games this season, going 3-4 with a 4.58 ERA, more than 1.5 runs above his ERA at night.

Lefty Ryan Yarbrough (4-3, 3.63) gets the start for the Rays. Yarbrough has won two straight starts and is coming off a victory against Baltimore on Friday, when he scattered three hits and two unearned runs in six innings. Yarbrough is 0-0 with a 3.97 ERA in two career appearances against Chicago, including one start, striking out 11 in 11 1/3 innings. The White Sox are 17-4 against left-handed starters, good for an .810 winning percentage that is tops in MLB.

StreakSmarter Pick
Chicago White Sox