The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox meet on Thursday in Kansas City. All up to date odds for this game can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
If the Kansas City Royals only played against the Chicago White Sox they would be in good shape this season as they showed once again on Wednesday they have no problem beating them. Alcides Escobar had three hits, Alex Gordon had two hits, and Eric Hosmer had a hit as the Royals scored three runs on nine hits in all. For Thursday’s game Kansas City starts Jeremy Guthrie who has won his last four decisions. For the season Guthrie has allowed 64 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 46 over 72 innings for a 3.12 ERA.
The Chicago White Sox have a two game lead in the AL Central standings as they look to be able to hold it and make the post season. On Wednesday Alejando De Aza had four hits, Alex Rios had three hits, and Paul Konerko had a hit but the White Sox were unable to score a run on nine hits. For today’s game Chicago starts Francisco Liriano who won last time out and had a no decision in his last start against the Royals. Since moving to the White Sox Liriano has allowed 43 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 51 over 47.2 innings of work for a 5.10 ERA.
Kansas City is 2-4 in their last six games overall, 2-5 in their last seven home games, and 5-0 in Guthrie’s last five home starts. Chicago is 4-1 in their last five road games, 5-1 in their last six games overall, and 2-6 in their last eight games as a road underdog. Chicago is 2-8 in the last 10 meetings of these two.
Kansas City has played surprisingly well vs the White Sox, but with that said we see the Sox pulling out a win today at best online sportsbooks.