Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (57-88) at Kansas City Royals (73-72)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Lucas Giolito (2-2) (2.84) vs. Eric Skoglund (1-2) (10.29)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -155 / Chicago White Sox +145 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-Kansas City
The Chicago White Sox take the field at the Kansas City Royals in Wednesday afternoon MLB.
The Chicago White Sox have enjoyed a little surge where both the arms and bats have been productive. The White Sox had won three in a row before Tuesday’s 4-3 defeat at Kauffman Stadium where the team never recovered from a 4-0 hole in the first inning. Chicago starter Dylan Covey surrendered a first inning grand slam before ending his day with 5.2 innings pitched to drop to 0-5. The White Sox pounded out 13 hits with Tim Anderson, Rob Brantly and Yolmer Sanchez drove in runs while Nicky Delmonico went 2-3 and scored twice. Right hander Lucas Giolito draws the starting assignment from the Chicago White Sox for Wednesday’s game at the Kansas City Royals. Giolito comes off of a 9-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants where he was charged with five runs (three earned) in 5.1 frames.
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The Kansas City Royals are still alive for the postseason on paper but the team needs a torrid hot streak to end the year while getting some help. The Royals found the win column Tuesday with a huge four run first but failed to score thereafter and were forced to sweat this one out. KC starter Sam Gaviglio upped his record to 4-5 with two runs given up on seven hits over five innings of work with three relievers throwing the final four frames. The Kansas City attack consisted of four hits and five walks with Brandon Moss clubbing a grand slam that scored Melky Cabrera, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez. The Royals have slated Eric Skoglund for Wednesday’s outing versus the visiting Chicago White Sox. The rookie left hander has appeared in five games with four starts and has gone 1-2 with an ERA north of ten.
Chicago are 14-39 in their last 53 road games and Chicago are 16-36 in their last 52 Wednesday games while Chicago are 20-41 in their last 61 overall. Kansas City are 10-3 in their last 13 Wednesday games and the over is 6-2 in Kansas City last 8 overall while the over is 6-2 in Kansas City last 8 on grass.
Both pitchers have given up plenty off runs and the over seems like the obvious choice and if this were to go under it would be because the bats went to sleep…