Game three of this AL Central series sees the Royals (44-96, 26-45 home) and White Sox (53-86, 25-46 away) facing off at Kauffman Stadium. The starting pitcher for the Royals will be Jordan Lyles, while the White Sox are turning to Touki Toussaint. Find out who I like to win in this Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox showdown.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS KANSAS CITY ROYALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago White Sox +101
This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium at 7:40 ET on Wednesday, September 6th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX:
- Coming into the game, the Royals have gone just 1-4 in their last five home games.
- Over their last ten games as the favorite, the Royals are just 4-6 (straight-up).
- Jordan Lyles has struggled of late, coming in with an ERA of 11.62 over his last two starts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX HAVE STRUGGLED AGAINST THE AL CENTRAL
On an overall record of 53-86, the White Sox are 4th in the AL Central. In their 43 series, Chicago has gone 11-27-5 which includes losing each of their last three sets. On the road, the White Sox are 25-46 and are 28-40 at home.
The White Sox will turn to Touki Toussaint, who has a 2-7 record in 15 appearances this season. His ERA is 4.87, K/9 is 8.91, FIP is 5.26, and OBP is .337.
Touki Toussaint’s latest start saw him surrender three earned runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings, as the Cubs fell to the Tigers 4-2.
So far this season, the White Sox’s has gone deep 152 times, placing them 16th in the league. Over Chicago’s previous five games, they are 22nd in runs scored, with their season average of 4.1 runs per game putting them 26th in the league. The White Sox’s overall team batting average stands at .240 along with an OBP of .295.
Luis Robert Jr. has been one of the White Sox’s most consistent offensive threats in 2023, boasting a .271 batting average and driving in 71 runs. The outfielder has also clubbed 35 home runs this season.
WILL THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Royals will be looking for their 3rd straight win in today’s game and have an overall record of 44-96. At home, Kansas City has put together a record of 26-45 while going 18-51 on the road. Currently, they are in 5th place in the AL Central.
Today marks Jordan Lyles’ 27th outing of the season, and his record stands at 4-15. His ERA is 6.29 and opposing batters have a .298 OBP against him. Lyles has struck out 104 batters thus far, with a WHIP of 1.26. On the road, his ERA is 9.09 compared to 5.38 when pitching at home.
Jordan Lyles secured a victory and a quality start in his most recent outing, guiding the team to a 13-2 triumph over the Red Sox. He yielded two runs and four hits in eight innings of work.
Offensively, Kansas City is ranked 25th in the league with an average of 4.1 runs per game. When looking over their last five matchups, the Royals averaged 5.4 runs per contest, which is 9th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Kansas City is 21st in all of baseball, with a total of 139 home runs.
Nelson Velázquez has been a major contributor to the Royals’ offense this season, leading the team with 11 home runs over their last five games. The outfielder has been a consistent presence at the plate, boasting a .250 batting average and three long balls in that span.