Battle of the Soxes: Red Hosts White in Monday MLB

Chicago White Sox (+1.24) at Boston Red Sox (-1.34, 9 O/U )

Left-hander John Danks, 5-8 with a 4.49 earned run average in 2015, will be the starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox in their road matchup with the Boston Red Sox. Danks’s command continues to improve after he threw his third scoreless outing in July his last time out. He’s found success pitching to contact, striking out just 18 batters in his last four starts. The White Sox have gone over the total in 35% of his starts.

Right-hander Joe Kelly will take the mound for the home team. Kelly allowed three homers in his last start in Houston, surrendering four runs in 5 1/3 frames as his ERA climbed to 5.74. The righty is giving up a career-high 1.2 home runs per nine innings. The Red Sox are 5-10 in games started by him. The game time temperature will be 78°. The humidity will be around 72%. There is a 54% chance of precipitation.

Kelly: 27 years old right-hander, 6’1” 175 pounds.
Throws: fastball (95.7 mph, 71%), slider (10%), cutter (10%) splitter (9%)

Chicago White Sox Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 3.38 (27)
Home Runs: 12 (23)
Batting average: 0.243 (19)
On-base percentage: 0.296 (23)
Slugging percentage: 0.372 (16)
Stolen bases: 4 (29)
Last seven games: 21 (.650 OPS)
Last 14 games: 17 (.692 OPS)
Last 28 games: 17 (.667 OPS)
Versus Righties: 12 (.708 OPS)
Versus lefties: 28 (.552 OPS)
Home: 17 (.676 OPS)
Away: 20 (.658 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 13 (.765 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 21 (.530 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 29 (.617 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 21 (.634 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 24 (.616 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 12 (.701 OPS)
First five innings: 11 (.751 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 18 (.637 OPS)

Danks: 30 years old left-hander, 6’1” 210 pounds.
Throws: fastball (89 mph, 47%), curve (13%) cutter (10%) splitter (30%)

Boston Red Sox Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 4.94 (4)
Home Runs: 18 (9)
Batting average: 0.234 (21)
On-base percentage: 0.326 (8)
Slugging percentage: 0.355 (23)
Stolen bases: 12 (8)
Last seven games: 22 (.640 OPS)
Last 14 games: 19 (.680 OPS)
Last 28 games: 14 (.681 OPS)
Versus Righties: 19 (.665 OPS)
Versus lefties: 10 (.748 OPS)
Home: 12 (.710 OPS)
Away: 18 (.664 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 22 (.624 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 11 (.621 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 15 (.737 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 28 (.552 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 22 (.636 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 9 (.754 OPS)
First five innings: 12 (.719 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 27 (.501 OPS)