Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
Trevor Williams takes the mound Wednesday for the final game of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ two-game series at the Chicago White Sox. The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, absorbing a 2-0 loss to Cleveland as he allowed six hits and a run in four innings.
Williams is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two career starts against the White Sox. The Pittsburgh offense will look to awaken after Erik Gonzalez was the only Pirate to reach base Tuesday night during Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter, drawing a fourth-inning walk.
Gonzalez was batting .349 a week ago, but he is in a 3-for-26 skid that has knocked his average down to .261. Gregory Polanco went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts on Tuesday, leaving his average at .143.
Chicago White Sox Odds
Dallas Keuchel has a tough act to follow after Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter on Tuesday night, but the Chicago White Sox’s veteran lefty has posted three quality starts in his past four outings heading into his Wednesday start vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Keuchel checked the cross-town-rival Cubs on six hits and a run in eight innings during a 10-1 win Friday night. He is 1-2 with a 4.82 ERA in three career starts against Pittsburgh. Eloy Jimenez continued his recent surge with the bat, going 2-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday, making him 10-for-21 in his past five games.
Luis Robert upped his average to .284 by going 3-for-4 with a double, but he also registered his 40th strikeout in just 28 games.