Kansas City Royals (3-2) at Chicago White Sox (3-4)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 4:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Brad Keller (0-0) (40.50) vs. Lance Lynn (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -158 / Kansas City Royals +146 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox meet Thursday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Royals have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in their last three games. The Royals have lost six of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Michael A. Taylor leads the Royals with eight hits and six RBI while Whit Merrifield and Nicky Lopez have combined for 15 hits and 11 RBI. Brad Keller gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 40.50 ERA and zero strikeouts this season. Keller is 4-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last six games. The White Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The White Sox have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Yermin Mercedes leads the White Sox with 13 hits and six RBI while Luis Robert and Adam Eaton have combined for 12 hits and six RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Lynn is 4-2 with a 4.36 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games. The White Sox are 16-5 in their last 21 home games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The under is 4-0 in Royals last 4 road games. The over is 9-4 in White Sox last 13 overall. The Royals are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Chicago and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
Keller was absolutely rocked in his season opener and the Royals offense has cooled down drastically from what we saw in their first two games. The Chicago White Sox are hit or miss out of the gate, but the offensive production is there and there's more than enough talent here to believe a run is coming eventually. Lynn was impressive in his season debut, and he allowed just a .202 batting average at home last season. Give me the White Sox.