Chicago White Sox (24-15) at Kansas City Royals (14-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 2:05 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Dallas Keuchel (5-2) (2.42) vs. Brad Keller (3-1) (1.93)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +158 / Chicago White Sox -172 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals meet Sunday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium.
This will be the last game in a four-matchup weekend set between these teams. The Sox managed wins in both doubleheader games on Friday. In the Saturday game three, Chicago kept it going by jumping out to an early lead and banging out a 5-3 victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The White Sox were out-hit 6-5 by Kansas City in the Saturday win, but Chicago made their hits count. Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Yasmani Grandal replicated that feat in the fifth frame. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito went 6.0 innings with five hits, three earned runs and nine strikeouts in the victory.
For the Sunday starting role, the White Sox will send out Dallas Keuchel. In his eight starts this year, Keuchel is 5-2 with a 2.42 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 48.1 innings of work. On his MLB career, Keuchel is 89-73 with a 3.63 ERA and 1066 Ks in 1350.1 innings total.
Over on the Royals’ side, Saturday starting pitcher Kris Bubic made a couple of mistakes but otherwise had a nice outing. He went 7.0 innings with four hits, five runs (two earned), four strikeouts, one walk and two homers allowed. Maikel Franco was the only Kansas City player with two hits, logging a double, a run and an RBI.
Kansas City will send Brad Keller out to the mound on Sunday for the starting pitcher role. This year over his five starts, Keller is 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 28.0 innings. Over his MLB career, Keller is 19-21 with a 3.53 ERA and 241 Ks in 333.2 innings.
The White Sox are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a road favorite and 37-16 in their last 53 games as a favorite overall. The over is 5-2-2 in Chicago’s last nine during game four of a series and the under is 21-9-1 in their last 31 Sunday games.
Meanwhile, the Royals are 17-36 in their last 53 games as an underdog and 20-43 in their last 63 games as a home underdog. Kansas City is 15-36 in their last 51 Sunday games and the under is 4-0 in their last four Sunday games.
Pick: I’m leaning White Sox here. This should be a pretty fun—and close—game, though. Despite fighting through a stomach issue in his last start versus the Twins, Keuchel managed one unearned run through five innings. If he’s on here, the Sox should be able to get six or seven innings out of him. As for Keller, he held the Indians to three hits and one run in 6.1 innings his last time out and should be pretty good here. I expect this one to be a lower-scoring affair with a couple of nice starting performances.