MLB Preview: Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox

by Dirty on July 11, 2010

Chicago White Sox Betting Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

Ace Zack Greinke will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Greinke is 5-8 this season with a 3.71 ERA.

The White Sox will counter Greinke with Daniel Hudson. Righthander Hudson has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 122-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Carlos Quentin belted two home runs and had three RBIs on Saturday, propelling the White Sox to a 5-1 win over the Royals. The White Sox won the game as -180 favorites, while the six runs went UNDER that game’s posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Gordon Beckham also went deep for the White Sox, while Gavin Floyd allowed six hits and one run over 7 2-3 innings for the victory.

Brian Bannister gave up seven hits and five runs over six innings in the Royals loss.

Current streak:
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.
Chicago has won 7 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 39-48 SU
Chicago: 48-38 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 1-9
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Oakland, Friday, July 16
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Thursday, July 15

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