Danny Duffy (9-12, 2.53 ERA) and Jose Quintana (9-11, 3.32 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Kansas City Royals (1-0) and the Chicago White Sox (0-1) at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won the last game 10-1 and Kansas City leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 8 and can be seen on WGN and FSN-KC.
Duffy will take the mound after recording 149.1 innings last year, closing out the season with a 9-12 record, 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 113 strikeouts. Alex Rios (.750 ) kept up his hot start Monday, going 3 for 4 with one run, one home run, three RBIs, and one stolen base. When pitching against the Royals, Quintana is 0-6 with a 4.38 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 57 strikeouts. Jose Abreu (.333 ) went 1 for 3 Monday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Kansas City is a -123 favorite against Chicago and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Royals have no trouble scoring as they rank first in the AL in offense with 10.0 runs per game.
The Royals have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - KC, O/U - Over
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games.
Chi White Sox are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Chi White Sox are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Kansas City.
Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.