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MLB Simulated Game of the Day: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins (Nelson Cruz may go off)

The Teams

Chicago White Sox (21W-13L)Minnesota Twins (20W-15L)

Head-to-Head

ALL-TIME H2H_ Twins (1085W) - White Sox (1154W)

Probables

PROBABLES
Minnesota Twins Rich Hill
Wins 1
Losses 1
ERA 3.55
Avg. FPPG (DK) 9.63
Chicago White Sox Lucas Giolito
Wins 3
Losses 2
ERA 3.09
Avg. FPPG (DK) 25.52

Key Matchups Graphs

Nelson Cruz is hitting .429 AVG/3 HR/5 RBI in 14 AB against Lucas Giolito. He is hitting .319 AVG this season.

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Historically, Cruz feasts on fastballs and offspeed pitches.

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But breaking balls are his kryptonite.

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What does Lucas Giolito throw?

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The answer: fastballs and offspeed changeups. That is far from ideal for Giolito.

Sim results (Per 1000 runs)

Minnesota Twins (4.5) handily defeat Chicago White Sox (3.6)

Verdict

We’ll take the Twins.

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