Kansas City Royals (12-4) at Chicago White Sox (6-9)
|Date & Time||Sunday April 26, 2015, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox +115 / Kansas City Royals -125 --- Over/Under: 8
CSN-Chicago, FS-Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox hope Mother Nature cooperates when they take the field on Sunday.
The Kansas City Royals had an opportunity to pick up a game in the standings against Detroit who lost to Cleveland. However rain caused their caused their game to be suspended until Saturday. Of course the game could have been won if starter Danny Duffy had some support. Duffy allowed an unearned run six hits over 5.1 innings but the offense didn’t do enough with eight hits and a walk with Paulo Orlando and Alcides Escobar driving in runs while Lorenzo Cain went 2-3 and Orlando was 3-3. Edinson draws Sunday’s starting assignment versus the White Sox. Volquez faced Chicago in his first outing of 2015 and picked up a 4-2 decision with the lone run plated on four hits over eight innings.
The White Sox are probably a few piece away from making some noise in the American League Central which right now is an incredibly tough division. On Friday Chicago received a great performance on the mound from Jose Quintana who limited dangerous Kansas City to a pair of runs on seven hits through seven frames. The bats produced seven hits and a trio of bases on balls with Melky Cabrera and Tyler Flowers driving in runs. Left hander John Danks gets the ball in game two of the series with visiting Kansas City. Danks opened the season with the Royals and absorbed a 4-1 defeat with all four runs plated on seven hits over 5.2 frames.
Kansas City are 11-4 in their last 15 road games and are 6-13 in their last 19 Saturday games while going 63-31 in their last 95 overall. The White Sox are 4-12 in their last 16 games as an underdog and 3-10 in Dank’s last 13 starts. The Royals are 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in Chicago with the over going 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings. These teams do play some unpredictable games but I prefer the Royals here…