Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox - 7/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (26-66) at Chicago White Sox (31-61)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Brad Keller (2-3) (2.52) vs. J Shields (3-10) (4.52)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -115 / Kansas City Royals +105 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, WGN
Guaranteed Rate Field and the Chicago White Sox host the Kansas City Royals in Friday MLB.
Slumping Kansas City has dropped eleven of 12 following an 8-5 loss at Minnesota on Wednesday. Kansas City starter Burch Smith was charged with four runs in 3.1 frames before Enny Romero gave up three runs in an inning of work.
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The Royals offense consisted of nine hits and three walks with Salvador Perez going 2-5 with a long ball and three RBI’s while Mike Moustakas homered twice and scored three times.
Kansas City sends Brad Keller to the bump to oppose the White Sox for the first time on Friday. Keller comes in off of a 15-4 loss to Boston with four runs scoring on six hits and five BB in 4.2 innings.
The Chicago White Sox broke a six game losing streak with a 4-0 victory against visiting St. Louis on Wednesday. Chicago starter Carlos Rodon was outstanding with three hits and two BB given up through 7.1 frames to get the win.
The White Sox did their damage on seven hits and a pair of free passes with Tm Anderson smacking a two run double and scoring while Jose Abreu and Charlie Tilson knocked in a run each.
The White Sox have named James Shields as the starter in the series opener versus Kansas City on Friday. Shields struggled last time out in a 12-6 loss at Houston with eight runs allowed in 5.2 frames.
Kansas City are 13-41 in their last 54 overall and are 13-41 in their last 54 games on grass and are 18-37 in their last 55 road games. Over is 13-3-1 in Chicago last 17 Fri. games and over is 15-6 in Chicago last 21 overall and over is 15-6 in Chicago last 21 on grass. Kansas City are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
These teams are struggling to win so you have to wonder if this game is even worth the investment because anything is possible…