Miguel Gonzalez (0-0, 5.17 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (25-17) meet Danny Duffy (0-0, 2.57 ERA) and the Kansas City Royals (21-20) in the second of a three-game division series at U.S. Cellular Field. The Royals won the last game 4-1, and Kansas City leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 21 and will air on CSCh and FSKC.
In his most recent outing, Gonzalez pitched 4.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out one and walking five in a 7-5 loss to the Yankees. Adam Eaton (.307, 19 Rs, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday. The Royals were victorious the last time Duffy pitched. He tossed 3.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out five and walking two in a 4-2 victory over the Braves.
The White Sox are a -110 favorite and the total is 9.
Pick - KC
The White Sox and the Royals hold winning records against the AL Central Division this season. The White Sox sit at 7-2 and the Royals have a 7-3 record.
Having scored one run in their last game, the White Sox are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Royals have a 7-1 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the White Sox are 3-13. The Royals have a 4-12 record when opponents outhit them.
Tied at 25th for total home runs, Chicago and Kansas City have each hit 37 homers this season.
Ranking 30th, Kansas City is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching 91 this season. Chicago ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 142.
The White Sox are 16-11 when they hit at least one home run. Kansas City has the same record when hitting one or more homers.