Royals vs. White Sox - 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (62-70) at Kansas City Royals (82-51)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
J Quintana (7-10) (3.75) vs. D Duffy (7-6) (4.11)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -157 / Chicago White Sox +147 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals play game two Saturday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The White Sox have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 149 hits and 81 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 103 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last eight road games. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he’s 7-10 with a 3.75 ERA and 148 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 0-6 with a 4.68 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Royals have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 154 hits and 78 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar have combined for 105 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last eight home games. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.11 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 3-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 2-9 in their last 11 games as an underdog and 1-5 in Quintanas last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The Royals are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 8-3 in Duffys last 11 starts. The Royals are 6-2 in Duffys last 8 starts vs. White Sox and the White Sox are 1-8 in Quintanas last 9 starts vs. Royals.
Quintana has had no career success against the Royals, and Chicago is one of the tougher teams lately to feel confident backing. Give me KC to even up this series.