Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox - 9/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (62-70) at Kansas City Royals (81-51)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
J Quintana (6-12) (4.82) vs. K Medlen (3-0) (3.51)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -175 / Chicago White Sox +165 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium and the Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
If you are a Chicago White Sox fan you know the team still needs a few pieces to challenge in the AL Central. The White Sox defeated Minnesota 6-4 Thursday but have still dropped seven of eleven. Jeff Samardzija gave up all four runs on five hits and four BB over 6.1 frames with three relievers putting up zeros. The bats produced ten hits and walked five times with JB Shuck and Avisail Garcia driving in a pair of runs each. Left hander Jose Quintana gets the ball to kick off the series with the Royals on Friday. Quintana comes in off of a 6-5 win versus Seattle with four runs scored on nine hits over 4.1 innings.
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The Kansas City Royals have not locked up the American League Central yet but are heading in that direction. The Royals stayed hot with a 15-7 rout of the Tigers on Thursday night. Edinson Volquez was charged with six runs on eight hits through three innings with four relievers allowing just one run. Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain paced a 20 hit assault with homers and five RBI’s while Kendrys Morales knocked in four and scored three times. Kris Medlen shoots for his third straight win since coming off of the disabled list. In two starts Medlen has given up six runs on nine hits and a pair of walks covering 11.1 frames.
Chicago are 3-10 in their last 13 road games and the under is 18-7-1 in their last 26 Friday games while the over is 25-10 in their last 35 overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Kansas City’s last 11 Friday games while the Royals are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings and the White Sox are 20-42 in the last 62 meetings. It’s tough to go against the Royals now although I hate the juice…