Royals at White Sox Preview and Pick: The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will wrap up an MLB weekend series on Sunday on the South Side of Chicago. This has been a good weekend for the visitors, but the Royals are going to be underdogs in the series finale.
Kansas City has won two of the first three games against Chicago this season, including a 5-1 win on Saturday night. The Royals have still struggled to begin the season, coming into this game with a record of 18-21.
Chicago is still leading the AL Central Division with a record of 23-15, but this has not been a good weekend for the White Sox. The White Sox will look to end the weekend on a good note and stay atop the crowded division.
The Chicago White Sox are the betting favorites at -153 on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. The over/under is set at 8.5 total runs.
Royals at White Sox Preview and Pick: Pitching Leading Royals
Few teams have been able to shut down the White Sox lineup this season, but the Royals have figured something out this weekend. Kansas City has allowed just six total runs in the first three games, and another performance like that could end in a series victory.
Brady Singer will be on the mound for Kansas City on Sunday, and he will be looking to turn his season around. Singer has gone just 1-3 with a 4.18 ERA to begin the year, but the Royals believe that he can be a dominant starter in the league.
The Royals got off to a great start at the plate this season, but the offense has cooled off in recent weeks. Salvador Perez has hit two three-run homers in this series, and the Royals will look for their veteran to provide another spark on Sunday.
Perez leads the Royals with nine home runs and 26 RBIs, but this team still needs to find some more offense. It’s going to take more scoring to beat the Chicago White Sox in the series finale.
Royals at White Sox Preview and Pick: White Sox Want to Score
The Chicago White Sox are fourth in MLB with 195 runs scored this season, and they have done almost everything well at the plate to begin the year. Injuries have started to take its toll on the team, and Jose Abreu was the most recent victim.
Abreu leads the team with seven home runs and 32 RBIs, and his production has been missed in the last two games. DH Yermin Mercedes continues to hit for a high average, but the White Sox have to find a way to get more runners on base.
The pitching staff for Chicago has been solid all year as well, and it will be Dylan Cease making the start on Sunday. Cease is 2-0 with a 2.80 ERA to begin the year, and Chicago is hoping for another great outing in this one.
Royals at White Sox Preview and Pick
The pitching matchup for the series finale appears to favor the White Sox on Sunday, but there is not much separation. The biggest advantage comes when looking at the offense, and few teams are able to stack up to Chicago.
Even though the loss of Jose Abreu is a big blow for the White Sox, this team should still be able to put up some runs in this game. Look for the White Sox to break out on offense on Sunday, and the Royals just won’t be able to keep up.
Kansas City has been able to steal two games this weekend from Chicago, but they will leave town after suffering a loss. Bet the Chicago White Sox -153 over the Kansas City Royals in the series finale between these AL Central rivals.
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