MLB Matchups  >>  Kansas City Royals vs. Chi White Sox White Sox Preview 06/15/2014

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

James Shields will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Right hander Shields is 7-3 this season with a 3.44 ERA.

It'll be Andre Rienzo toeing the rubber for the White Sox in this contest. Right hander Rienzo is 4-3 with a 5.62 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 143-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game's total is sitting at 8.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 9-1 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -130 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Kansas City:
Team record: 35-32
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Chicago:
Team record: 33-36
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Chi White Sox is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
Chi White Sox is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit Monday, June 16
Chi White Sox home to San Francisco Tuesday, June 17