Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox by Sors

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Kyle Hendricks (4-3 with a 4.09 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Cubs in Monday’s opener of their four-game series against their cross-town rivals the Chicago White Sox.


Hendricks, who posted a 1.08 ERA in two rehab starts for Double-A Tennessee earlier this month, will make his first start since June 4, when the right-hander gave up 4 hits and 4 runs with three walks over four innings of a 7-6 home win against the Cardinals.


The 27-year-old went 2-1 with a 4.18 ERA in six starts at Wrigley Field this season, but three of his last four home contests were quality starts and what is also important to be noted: Hendricks has posted a 2.04 ERA in his last twenty starts at Wrigley Field.


In three career starts against the city rivals, Hendricks has a 0-1 record and a 4.50 ERA, but threw seven shutout innings in his lone start against the White Sox at Wrigley Field on July 10, 2015 (0-1).


The Chicago White Sox were limited to three or fewer runs in five of their eight games after the All-Star break, with a .237 batting average, 24 runs and 6 HR over that span.


Hendricks will be opposed by the White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (4-9 with a 4.89 ERA), who pitched relatively well in his first start since mid-June, as the 33-year-old yielded 5 hits and 1 run despite walking five batters over six innings of a 0-1 home loss to the Dodgers last Tuesday, with five strikeouts.


Gonzalez has posted a 2.77 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs, though it should be taken into account that the sixth-year major-leaguer continues to struggle on the road, as he’s allowed four or more earned runs in five of his previous eight road contests this season and lasted less than six innings in half of those eight outings (1-6 with a 5.94 ERA).In addition to that, Gonzalez went 1-5 with a 5.27 ERA over his last eight interleague starts.


I think that the Chicago Cubs will manage to win that game, most probably with more than one run difference.


Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Chicago Cubs - 1.50 Marathonbet 1.94 8 1-3 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
+7 -6
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