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    The Chicago White Sox (4-5) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-3) meet on Sunday at 1:35 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. The White Sox are favored (-121) to win the rubber match against the Pirates (+102). Chicago has Michael Kopech set to start, and Pittsburgh counters with Johan Oviedo.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for White Sox vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    White Sox vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    White Sox -121 8.5

    How Do I Watch the White Sox vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet PT

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox rank 11th in baseball with 10 total home runs.
    • Chicago’s .296 batting average is second-best in the majors.
    • The White Sox’s .353 on-base percentage is fifth-best in baseball.
    • Chicago strikes out 8.2 times per game, the No. 18 mark in MLB.
    • The White Sox average 1.5 home runs per road game this season (nine total on the road).
    • Chicago is averaging 4.7 extra-base hits per game while slugging .509 on the road.
    • Away from home this season the club averages 11.7 hits per game and is batting .307.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Luis Robert has 15 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .732, both of which rank first among Chicago hitters this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Robert is 20th in batting average, 73rd in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
    • Robert has recorded a base hit in six straight games. In his last nine games he is batting .366 with three doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI.
    • Tim Anderson is batting .350 with five doubles and two walks.
    • Anderson is 32nd in batting average, 62nd in on-base percentage and 80th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Anderson brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .318 with three doubles and three RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn has eight hits this season and a team-best OBP of .432.
    • Yoan Moncada has two home runs, five RBI and a batting average of .343 this season.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates’ 11 home runs rank eighth in Major League Baseball.
    • Pittsburgh has a team batting average of .257 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an OBP of .326 this season, which ranks 16th in MLB.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 13th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has racked up 14 hits with a 1.000 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Pirates.
    • Reynolds ranks sixth in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage and second in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Reynolds heads into this game on an eight-game hitting streak. In his last eight outings he is batting .424 with two doubles, a triple, five home runs, two walks and 14 RBI.
    • Andrew McCutchen paces his team with a .515 on-base percentage.
    • McCutchen’s batting average is 14th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 10th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Oneil Cruz is hitting .267 with a double, a home run and six walks.
    • Carlos Santana is hitting .258 with a double, two home runs and five walks.

    White Sox vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Michael Kopech (CHW) Pitcher Johan Oviedo (PIT)
    0 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
    4.2 IP 4.2
    13.50 ERA 7.71
    2.357 WHIP 2.143
    9.6 K/9 7.7
    5.8 BB/9 7.7

    White Sox vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • White Sox: Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Strained hamstring), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 15 Day IL (Forearm)
    • Pirates: Robert Stephenson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Hedges: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

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