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Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals - 7/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (32-73) at Chicago White Sox (37-68)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

D Duffy (6-9) (4.70) vs. J Shields (4-12) (4.53)

The Line: Chicago White Sox -107 / Kansas City Royals -103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Kansas City, WGN

The Kansas City Royals begin a road series with the Chicago White Sox in Tuesday MLB.

The Kansas City Royals have shown some life the past few weeks but dropped three of four to the Yankees this weekend following a 6-3 defeat on Sunday. Burch Smith absorbed the loss with five runs scoring on five hits and three BB over four frames.

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Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals - 7/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals attack consisted of six hits and a walk with Rosell Herrera, Salvador Perez and Hunter Dozier clubbing solo home runs.

The Royals send Danny Duffy to the mound in the series opener at the White Sox. Duffy struggled last time out in an 8-4 loss to Detroit with seven runs plated on nine hits and two BB over 5.2 frames.

The Chicago White Sox have been struggling on the mound in 2018 and those struggles have been the reason the team has lost four of five. Chicago comes off of a 7-4 defeat to Toronto where starter Carlos Rodon allowed two runs over 7.2 frames before Jace Fry and Jeanmar Gomez combined to allow five runs in the 9th.

The White Sox totaled nine hits and walked once with Daniel Palka slamming a pinch hit  solo jack while Omar Narvaez went 3-4 with a pair of RBI’s.

Veteran right hander James Shields toes the rubber against Kansas City for the third time in 2018. Shields dropped an 11-3 decision at the Angels last time out with six runs given up on seven hits and three BB in 4.1 frames.

Under is 6-2-1 in Kansas City last 9 Tuesday games and Kansas City are 14-38 in their last 52 overall and Kansas City are 14-38 in their last 52 games on grass. Over is 16-5 in Chicago last 21 games following a loss and Chicago are 7-22 in their last 29 Tuesday games and under is 8-2 in Shields' last 10 home starts. Kansas City are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
There is usually plenty of offensive fireworks by somebody when these teams take the field so perhaps the over between two struggling teams…

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