Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/11/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (57-57) at Chicago White Sox (44-68)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
D Duffy (7-7) (3.48) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +150 / Kansas City Royals -160 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSKC
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Kansas City Royals could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Royals have allowed 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost six straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads the Royals with 137 hits and 61 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas have combined for 237 hits and 109 RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 3.48 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 6-4 with a 4.08 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look to keep playing spoiler while adding to their three-game winning streak. The White Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago White Sox have split their last 10 games when scoring three or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 127 hits and 68 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson have combined for 204 hits and 90 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he was 5-3 with a 4.91 ERA and 42 strikeouts last season. This will be Lopez’s first career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. American League Central, 4-9 in Duffys last 13 road starts and 2-7 in Duffys last 9 starts vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 4-11 in their last 15 home games, 0-5 in their last 5 Friday games and 19-42 in their last 61 overall. The Royals are 5-2 in Duffys last 7 starts vs. White Sox, 42-20 in the last 62 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Duffy has allowed a combned five earned runs in his last three starts and has been consistent both at home and on the road. Lopez hasn't pitched in a major league game since October of last year. I know the White Sox just beat up the Astros, but KC has the pitching advantage and still has something to play for in the standings. The Royals are in trouble if they lose a game like this one.