Chicago heads to San Francisco for a crucial interleague matchup as both teams look to keep pace in their respective division races. The White Sox have mostly disappointed but they’re lingering on the fringe of a less competitive division and getting healthy as they begin the second easiest remaining strength of schedule. I believe they’re better positioned to make a run as we flip the calendar to July.
They can get it jump started this weekend as they match up the top end of their rotation (Lynn, Cease, Giolito) against a lesser trio of Cobb, Webb, and Desclafani. With five lefties on offense, the Giants can be difficult for RHPs but I think the strength of these starters in a pitchers ballpark can offset that platoon advantage. I'll take the positive odds on Chicago winning at least two of three on the road.