Jose Quintana (5-6, 2.58 ERA) takes the hill for the Chicago White Sox (31-30) as they square off against Chris Young (2-6, 6.37 ERA) and the Kansas City Royals (30-30) in the second of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. The Royals lost the last game 7-5, continuing an eight-game losing streak. Action begins at 2:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 11 and can be seen on WGN and FSKC.
Quintana pitched 4.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs, striking out four and walking three in a 5-2 defeat to the Tigers. Todd Frazier (.213, 36 Rs, 19 HRs, 42 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Young went 4.2 innings, surrendering five runs, striking out five and walking one in a 7-0 defeat to the Indians in his last outing. Eric Hosmer (.324, 32 Rs, 12 HRs, 38 RBIs, 4 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Royals, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs, two home runs, and three RBIs.
The White Sox are a -165 favorite with a total of 8.5 for this AL Central battle.
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The White Sox hold a 10-12 record this season against teams in the AL Central Division. The Royals' record in these matchups is 13-10.
The White Sox are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Royals have an 8-12 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
The White Sox are coming into the game with two consecutive wins, while the Royals currently have a losing streak of eight.
When they outhit their opponents, the Royals are 24-10. The White Sox have a 21-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th in runs, Kansas City has earned 229 this season. Chicago ranks 20th with 248 runs.
Chicago and Kansas City both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Chicago sits at 25th with an OPS of .700, and Kansas City ranks 21st with an OPS of .717.
The Royals are 16-22 when they allow at least one home run. The White Sox perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 15-21 record.