Chicago hosts Oakland following Nova’s solid outing
; Friday, 3 p.m. EDT
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
Chicago heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Ivan Nova. Nova went eight innings, surrendering The White Sox are 27-28 in home games. The Chicago pitching staff averages 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, Lucas Giolito leads them with a mark of 10.9.
The Athletics are 28-27 in road games. The Oakland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.13. Mike Fiers leads the team with a 3.35 earned run average.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 5-5, .268 batting average, 3.38 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Athletics: 7-3, .238 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs