Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (51-57) at Kansas City Royals (65-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
J Quintana (6-9) (3.50) vs. D Duffy (5-5) (4.04)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -142 / Chicago White Sox +132 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, WGN
The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox face off on Sunday as they close out their MLB series of American League Central teams.
The Kansas City Royals continue to lead the AL Central and they helped their cause as they beat the White Sox on Saturday. Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez each had two hits and Lorenzo Cain had a hit as the Royals scored seven runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie allowed 10 hits and six runs while striking out just one over 5.2 innings to get the win and go to 8-7 for the season and Greg Holland earned his 25th save. For Sunday’s game the Royals start Danny Duffy who has allowed 89 hits and 40 earned runs while striking out 54 over 89 innings for a 5-5 record and a 4.04 ERA.
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The Chicago White Sox out hit the Royals on Saturday but still ended up with the loss. Jose Abreu hit two home runs and Avisail Garcia and Alexei Ramirez each had two hits as the White Sox scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija allowed six hits and seven runs over 4.2 innings to take the loss. For Saturday’s game the White Sox start Jose Quintana who has allowed 151 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 123 over 141.1 innings for a 6-9 record and a 3.50 ERA.
Kansas City is 9-1 in their last 10 games as a home favorite, 6-2 in game three of a series, and 5-1 in Duffy’s last six starts. Chicago is 6-2 in their last eight games as a road underdog, 1-5 in their last six games, and 16-35 in Quintana’s last 51 starts against a team with a winning record. Chicago is 20-7 in their last 27 games against Kansas City.
The White Sox had their chances on Saturday and didn’t get it done but I expect them to turn the tables and salvage a win here.