Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 9/27/14
Kansas City Royals (88-72) at Chicago White Sox (72-88)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Danny Duffy (L) (8-10) (2.331) vs. John Danks (L) (10-11) (4.821)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +166 / Kansas City Royals -176 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSKC, CSCh
The Kansas City Royals look to continue their strong play leading up to the postseason as they visit NL Central rival Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
The Kansas City Royals are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 29 years after clinching a postseason spot with last night’s 3-1 win over the White Sox. Veteran starter Jeremy Guthrie guided the team with seven scoreless innings after the Royals scored all three of their runs in the first inning. Billy Butler had two hits and drove in a run, Nori Aoki had an RBI triple, and Alcides Escobar had two hits and scored a run in the win.
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The Royals will hope Danny Duffy can keep the team rolling on Saturday night. Duffy enters this contest with a WHIP of 1.09 and ERA of 2.32 while posting a 9-11 record on the season. Duffy has been his best on the road with a 2.03 ERA across 17 starts away from home. Duffy shut out Chicago over seven innings of his only start against the White Sox this year.
The Chicago White Sox didn’t offer much resistance in the spoiler role on Friday night as the team only mustered a single run on six hits. Adam Eaton hit his 10th triple and Alexei Ramirez drove in the game’s only RBI as the team struck out ten times in the loss. Jose Abreu last homered on September 14th but you have to like his chances to tally a last one before the season ends.
John Danks will take the mound for the home team White Sox on Saturday night. The righty Danks enters this contest with a WHIP of 1.46 and ERA of 4.82 while posting a 10-11 record. Danks has been better at home with a 4.26 ERA and has been effective in two starts against the Royals with a 2.08 ERA over 13 innings of work.
The adrenaline was sky high for the Royals on Friday night but I see that potentially hurting their chances here as I will take my chances on the big odds with the home team.