Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 11, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago White Sox -158 / Kansas City Royals +138 O/U: 10.5
The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will match up for another installment of their MLB set Wednesday.
In the Tuesday opener of this series, the Sox posted five runs in the first two innings (and gave up three) on the way to a 7-3 victory.
For Wednesday’s game, the Royals will send out Glenn Sparkman. In his 117.2 innings and 3-11 mark this year Sparkman has a 5.97 ERA with 68 Ks and 34 BBs.
Over on the Sox’ side, they’re going with Reynaldo Lopez on Wednesday. Over 162.0 innings and a 9-12 record, Lopez has a 5.17 ERA with 149 Ks and 60 BBs.
The Royals are 10-24 in their last 34 in game two of a series and 5-16 in Sparkman’s last 21 starts. KC is 0-6 in Sparkman’s last six road starts and 0-7 in his last seven with five days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 2-5 in Lopez’s last seven starts with five days’ rest and 2-5 in his last seven home starts versus a team with a losing record. Chicago is 1-4 in Lopez’s last five starts versus a team with a losing record and the over is 6-1 in their last seven in game two of a series.
Sparkman has three straight losses to his credit, an 0-6 record over his last nine games and 11 earned runs in his last 8.1 innings over two starts.
As for Lopez, he’s been all over the place in his last five starts but is coming off a complete game (one earned; one hit) his last time out. I have to stick with the Sox here.