Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals - 6/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (30-29) at Chicago White Sox (30-30)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
C Young (2-6) (6.36) vs. J Quintana (5-6) (2.58)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -162 / Kansas City Royals +152 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look for another victory against their division rivals as they host the Kansas City Royals at the Cell on Saturday.
The defending champions continue to struggle as they dropped yet another game on Friday night in what was a 7-5 final – a score line uncharacteristic of a Chris Sale start – and now they will have to contend with Jose Quintana who has been excellent so far this season. The Royals have been a far cry from their championship team a year ago and while they did lose some key pieces from last year’s team including Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist and now have to deal with the loss of Mike Moustakas but they should still have a lineup capable of getting back to the playoffs and challenge for the AL Central crown.
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The White Sox meanwhile look like they are back on the ascent after a dreadful stetch over the last month and while they still have a ways to go before they can get back the level they reached in April I think they are on the right track. The White Sox have a pretty nice lineup and a rotation that was bolstered by adding James Shields, and while “Big Game” didn’t get it done in his debut I still think he adds another dimension to a group that is front lined by Sale and Quintana.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last five against a lefty, 0-7 in their last seven overall, and 0-4 int ehir last four against the AL Central, while the Sox are just 7-20 in their last 27 overall, 1-11 in their last 12 against a righty, and 0-4 in their last four Saturday starts. This should be another exciting game between these divisional foes but I like the White Sox at home who have the pitching edge and they get the win for the second straight game.