Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (38-55) at Kansas City Royals (48-47)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm (Royals Stadium)
D Holland (5-9) (5.55) vs. T Wood (1-3) (6.81)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -155 / Chicago White Sox +145 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-Kansas City
The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals end their MLB baseball series at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday.
The Chicago White Sox have been piling up losses as they stare up from the basement of the AL Central. Not much has gone right for the White Sox in 2017 and nothing went right Saturday in a 7-2 loss at Kansas City. CWS starter Mike Pelfrey allowed a run on two hits and six BB in five frames before David Holnberg surrendered three homers in 2/3 of an inning. Chicago did their damage on eight hits and three BB with Melky Cabrera going 4-4 with a homer and two RBI’s. The Chicago White Sox send left hander Derek Holland to the hill for the series finale’ at the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Holland has been giving up runs in bunches and has won once in nine starts while posting an overall record of 5-9 with a 5.18 ERA.
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The Kansas City Royals have played well the past few days but the question is will that continue. The winning continued for at least one more day after the Royals secured win number four in a row Saturday where both the arms and bats contributed. KC starter Jason Vargas gave up both runs on seven hits and a base on balls through five innings of work before four relievers tossed an inning each of scoreless baseball. Kansas City logged nine hits and walked six times with Jorge Bonifacio, Salvador Perez, and Brandon Moss each going deep while Mike Moustakas homered twice. The Kansas City Royals give Sunday’s start to Travis Wood who last faced the Chicago White Sox in 2014. Wood comes off a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers in just his second start of the year where he gave up six runs on nine hits in 4.1 frames.
Chicago are 1-10 in their last 11 games on grass and Chicago are 7-19 in their last 26 overall while Chicago are 10-25 in their last 35 road games Kansas City are 1-4 in their last 5 home games versus a left hander and Kansas City are 0-4 in their last 4 games versus a left hander. Chicago are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Kansas City.
This has ugly written all over it and if I were to bet this which I’m not it would be small on the over…