Bet on Baseball with Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees
The New York Yankees are on their five-game winning streak going into their four-game series against the Chicago White Sox, but they’re also dealing with the loss of two left-handed starters. Andy Pettitte (ankle) was struck by a Casey Kotchman comebacker on Wednesday and will like be out two months. On the other hand, CC Sabathia was put on the 15-day disabled list due to a left groin strain. Adam Warren will be making his major league debut Friday in place of Sabathia, who could return right after the All-Star break. Chicago stands 2 ½ games ahead in the AL Central after an impressive 12-5 win over the Twins on Wednesday. After scoring a total of five runs in their previous three games, the White Sox exploded for a season-high 21 hits in the series finale. Third baseman Kevin Youkilis went 3for-4 with two RBIs in the win, and he’s 5-for-12 in three games since being traded from Boston. White Sox RF Alex Rios is hitting .341 with nine homers and 25 RBIs in his last 32 games, and SS Alexei Ramirez is hitting .367 in his last 15 contests. Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees When: 7:05 PM ET, Thursday, June 28, 2012
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York The Yankees have opened as a -185 favorites as seen in several online sports book sites. Bet on baseball only with Sportsbook.com, they are the longest running and biggest sports betting site available. Pitching Match Up: White Sox RH Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 5.54 ERA) at Yankees RH Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.25 ERA) Axelrod has been filling in with both John Danks and Phil Humber on the disabled list, but he likely needs a strong outing to remain in the rotation. He allowed five runs (four earned) over 5 1/3 innings in his last start against the Brewers, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.44 ERA in five career starts. In three career starts, Nova was able to get 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA against the White Sox, allowing exactly one run in each of those appearances. Nova has allowed two earned runs or less in each of his last three starts, and he’s undefeated over his last six starts, going 5-0 with a 2.57 ERA during that span. Bet on Baseball with these Tips: • Chicago DH Adam Dunn snapped a 0-for-24 skid on Wednesday with a home run, the 389th of his career.