Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox - 5/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (27-22) at Kansas City Royals (25-22)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
C Sale (9-1) (2.26) vs. E Volquez (5-4) (3.81)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +130 / Chicago White Sox -140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSKC, CSN
At Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals will be finishing up their weekend series.
This will be the third game of the set. In Friday’s opener, the Royals edged out Chicago 7-5. On Saturday, the White Sox entered the bottom of the ninth with a 7-1 lead, but KC pulled off a stunning comeback in that final half-frame. The Royals would walk off victorious 8-7 for a wild win.
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For Sunday’s game, the White Sox will be bringing out left-hander Chris Sale. Over his 10 starts and 9-1 record this year, Sale has been great on a 2.26 ERA with a 0.84 WHIP in 71.2 innings. Sale suffered his first loss of the year his last time out, a 3.1-inning, six-run stinker against the Indians.
The White Sox order is a pretty deep and well-rounded crew. Melky Cabrera has been solid on 54 hits with 24 runs and 24 RBI. Adam Eaton is playing well, with 20 runs, 54 hits and 15 RBI. Todd Frazier leads the team with 15 homers and 35 RBI in his 42 hits and 31 runs. On Saturday, Cabrera, Eaton and Frazier combined to whiff 0-for-14 on the day.
Over on the Royals’ side, we’ll be getting a look at right-hander Edinson Volquez on Sunday. In his 10 starts and 5-4 record this season, Volquez has put up a 3.67 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP across 61.1 innings of work. In a win over the Twins on Tuesday, Volquez logged four runs (two earned) in 6.2 innings.
The Royals have a pretty deep crew of hitters as well. Alcides Escobar has 56 hits with 20 runs. Eric Hosmer has 57 hits with 27 runs, nine homers and 28 RBI. Hosmer finished Saturday with two hits, one runs and two RBI. Lorenzo Cain has 52 hits with 23 runs and 26 RBI.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games, and 5-0 in Sale’s last five road starts.
Meanwhile, the Royals are 9-4 in their last 13 Sunday games, and 2-5 in their last seven game threes of a series.
Sale put up an ugly start his last time out, but I have to believe he’ll bounce back. I’ll take Chicago for the win here.