Chicago White Sox (78-56) vs. Kansas City Royals (59-74)
September 3, 2021 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals / Chicago White Sox ; Over/Under: -
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The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals meet Friday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium. The White Sox look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Royals need a win to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Chicago White Sox have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The White Sox have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 140 hits and 53 RBI while Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada have combined for 239 hits and 156 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 8-7 with a 5.00 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 6-3 with a 2.78 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Royals have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 149 hits and 67 RBI while Salvador Perez and Nicky Lopez have combined for 248 hits and 128 RBI. Kris Bubic gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 5.18 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Bubic is 0-3 with a 2.91 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games and 9-1 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series. The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 home games. The over is 4-0-1 in White Sox last 5 Friday games. The under is 3-1-1 in Royals last 5 home games. The White Sox are 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in Kansas City and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
This is a bad pitching matchup with two guys who have ERAs over five on the season. Keuchel has allowed 28 hits and 19 earned runs in his last 23 innings while Bubic has allowed 26 hits and 18 runs in his last 22.2 innings. It’s awful on both sides. I have no choice but to lean toward the over whenever a line is released.