Kansas City Royals (3-3) at Chicago White Sox (4-4)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Mike Minor (1-0) (6.00) vs. Dylan Cease (0-0) (5.79)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -147 / Kansas City Royals +136 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals will look to rebound from their loss to the White Sox by a final score of 6-0 last time out. Michael A. Taylor, Jorge Soler, Salvador Perez, Andrew Benintendi and Whit Merrifield all had base hits as none of KC’s five hits as a team went for extra bases in the losing effort. Brad Keller took the loss, falling to 0-1 after allowing four runs on six hits with 3 strikeouts over 3.1 innings of work. Mike Minor will start here and is 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. In his career, Minor is 0-2 with a 2.89 ERA and 23 strikeouts against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look to keep their momentum going after blanking the Royals in their last game. Yoan Moncada led the way with a two-run home run while Adam Eaton went 2 for 5 with a pair of RBIs as well. Yermin Mercedes went 2 for 4 with a solo home run and Luis Robert added an RBI as well to finish off the scoring for the White Siox in the winning effort. Jose Abreu added a double and Danny Mendick had three hits as well. Nick Madrigal added a base hit of his own to cap off the offense for Chicago in the victory. Lance Lynn got the win after tossing a complete game, giving up just five hits while striking out 11 on the way to the win. Dylan Cease will start here and is 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA and 3 strikeouts this season. In his career, Cease is 2-1 with a 4.22 ERA and 17 strikeouts against the Royals.
Kansas City is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. Chicago is 15-3 in their last 18 games as a home favorite and 20-8 in their last 28 division games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. The over is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams.
I get that could be made for both sides here, as the Royals and White Sox have the talent on their rosters, the results just haven’t come in yet. Instead, I’m going to side for the over. Both of these teams have the capability to take advantage of two of the less-reliable starters in the opposing rotations, and I think we could hit double-digits when all is said and done here. Give me the over.