Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox - 9/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (56-86) at Kansas City Royals (71-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Dylan Covey (0-4) (8.08) vs. Sam Gaviglio (3-5) (4.41)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -181 / Chicago White Sox +171 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSKC, WGN
Out at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the White Sox scored six times in the sixth inning on the way to a big 11-3 victory.
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For the Tuesday game, the White Sox will be bringing out RHP Dylan Covey for the start. In his 49.0 innings and 0-4 record this year, Covey has an 8.08 ERA with 29 Ks and 23 BBs.
Chicago has a few notable hitters. Jose Abreu entered this set with 166 hits, 85 runs, 31 homers and 90 RBI while Avisail Garcia had 144 hits, 63 runs, 16 homers and 67 RBI. On Monday, Abreu ripped four hits with two RBI and a run; Garcia had two hits, two RBI and a run.
Over on the Royals’ side, they’re going with RHP Sam Gaviglio on Tuesday. In his 67.1 innings and 3-5 record this year, Gaviglio has a 4.41 ERA with 43 Ks and 24 BBs.
Kansas City has some notable bats as well. Eric Hosmer came into this series with 175 hits, 87 runs, 24 homers and 85 RBI while Lorenzo Cain had 156 hits, 81 runs, 14 homers and 46 RBI. Cain had two hits and an RBI on Monday; Hosmer went 1-for-3.
The White Sox are 4-13 in their last 17 during game two of a series and 0-4 in their last four Tuesday games. Chicago is also 0-5 in Covey’s last five road starts and 1-4 in Covey’s last five starts.
Meanwhile, the Royals are 1-4 in their last five during game two of a series and 3-8 in their last 11 games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. The over is 4-0 in the White Sox’ last four during game two of a series.
This will be Covey’s first start since May 23, where he recorded a loss on four earned and five hits in 2.1 innings against Arizona. The good news is that he’s given up just one earned in his last four innings. As for Gaviglio, he’s given up 13 earned over his last 15.2 innings. I’m not thrilled with either pitcher here, but I’m giving the Royals the edge. The play is probably the over, though.