Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 6-3-22

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 6/3/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 6/3/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago White Sox (23-26) will challenge the Tampa Bay Rays (30-21) in Game 1 of 3 of the AL Inter-Division competition at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 7:10 PM ET.

 

Chicago will try to bounce back in this match-up facing Tampa Bay on Friday after losing a series by a sweep versus the Toronto Blue Jays.

 

The White Sox bowed to the Blue Jays at 5-6, 3-7, and 3-8 in that order. Chicago fell to 3rd place at 23-26 in the American League Central Division with a .469 team percentage and 5 games behind first-place after collecting 178 runs but gave up 233 for a -55 run difference of the season.

 

In their recent loss to the Jays, CF Luis Robert posted one run scored on two hits with two RBIs while Johnny Cueto allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs with 5 strikeouts in pitching for 6.0 innings for the White Sox in the loss.

 

First Baseman Jose Abreu knocked 6 balls outside the park with 22 RBIs and averages .250 at the plate while SS Tim Anderson recorded a team-leading .356 batting average, a .393 on-base percentage, and slugging .503 in leading the offense for Chicago.

 

Right-hander Vince Velasquez (2-3, 5.30 ERA, 33. Ks, 1.40 WHIP) will be heading to the hill to start for the White Sox in the series opener against the Blue Jays on Friday. The righty thrower allowed 36 hits, 7 home runs, and 14 BBs in 35.2 innings pitched in his MLB career this year.

 

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Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 6/3/2022

 

The Tampa Bay Rays will take their home stand versus the visiting team of the White Sox on Friday evening. The Rays just finished a four-game battle against the Texas Rangers with a 2-2 standing after a 3-1 victory in the closing match on Thursday.

 

Tampa Bay took 3rd place at 30-21 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .588 and 5.5 contests behind first place after gaining 210 runs while losing 200 for a run difference of +10 on the year.

 

RF Manuel Margot carried the offense for the Rays with one run scored on a double and 2 bases on balls in 3 at-bats while Corey Kluber finished 6.0 frames of work with 4 hits and one earned run but struck out 4 Chicago hitters in the victory.

 

CF Kevin Kiermaier led the Tampa Bay batting unit with 6 home runs, 15 RBIs, and a batting average of .226 this year. RF Manuel Margot contributed a team-high 23 RBIs with 3 homers and a .322 batting average while SS Wander Franco marked a team-leading OBP of .305, a batting average of .270, and slugging .421 for the season.

 

The Tampa Bay Rays will be sending southpaw Shane McClanahan (5-2, 2.01 ERA, 81 Ks, 0.91 WHIP) to the pitcher’s mound to start versus the White Sox on Friday night. The left-handed thrower conceded 41 hits, 12 BBs, and 7 long balls in pitching for 58.1 frames in his major league career this season.

 

Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -195. The Rays will dominate this match-up at their home field with a 17-11 record while the White Sox struggled in playing away from home after losing 13 of their last 25 road outings.

 

Tampa Bay earned a team ERA of 3.32 ranked 4th in the league while Chicago is 21st with a 4.12 team ERA. Prediction: The Tampa Bay Rays will win at 6-2.

 

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Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 6/3/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL

 

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

 

TV: BSUN, BSFL

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -195

 

MLB Totals: 7

 

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