It's a cool, humid day at Wrigley and the wind is blowing in off of Lake Michigan. This is a good recipe for the Under 8.5.
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Dylan Covey has been a pleasant surprise for the White Sox, but his two weakest starts since returning to Chicago have come against the division-leading Indians. Now Cleveland hitters will see Covey for the third time in three weeks. Meanwhile, Trevor Bauer gets the start for Cleveland, and he's dominated the White Sox in his career, holding current White Sox hitters to a .576 OPS and .231 wOBA.
The Phillies come back from a successful three-game road trip at Milwaukee, taking two-of-three, and have now won five of their last seven following a four game losing streak. The Phillies have been great at home all season (22-12), but Nick Pivetta has been on a downward cycle and they've lost his past four starts. Cardinals pick up the win.
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Washington's Erick Fedde had a 4.76 ERA in 11 minor-league starts and gave up four runs over five innings in one of his two MLB starts, against these Yankees. He's been susceptible to home runs, and now the Yankees have seen him. Sonny Gray's not lighting the world on fire, but if he can hold the Nats to two runs over five innings, New York's superior lineup and bullpen should be able to do the rest.
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The Rangers have won 14 of the past 17 meetings, and I like them to continue that trend Monday. Look for a bounceback from Bartolo Colon, who has alternated terrible outings with solid ones. K.C. has lost Ian Kennedy's last seven starts. Take Texas at even money.
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