Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/19/2014
Tuesday, May 20, 8:10 PM on CSCh, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Chicago White Sox - Rienzo, A (3-0) vs. Kansas City Royals - Ventura, Y (2-3)
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Second-year starters Andre Rienzo and Yordano Ventura will face off on Tuesday night when the Chicago White Sox go up against the Kansas City Royals.
Andre Rienzo ended up with a no decision against the Oakland Athletics on the road last week in a game the White Six eventually won 4-2. He pitched 6.1 innings in that outing and gave up just two runs on two solo home runs while walking two and striking out four. He is striking out just 5.1 batters per nine innings this season, but he has given up just 24 hits in 30 innings of work.
First baseman Billy Butler has just one hit in five at-bats against Rienzo so far in his career, while Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas are both 2-for-5 against the right-hander.
Yordano Ventura lost his second consecutive start last week against the Baltimore Orioles, but he only allowed two runs in 6.1 innings. He gave up seven hits in that game and struck out nine while walking just one. He has a 2-3 record on the year, but he also has an excellent ERA of 2.40 and has given up just 39 hits in 48.2 innings.
Adam Dunn and Marcus Semien are the only White Sox players who have hit home runs off of Ventura in their careers. Chicago players are a collective 4-for-15 against him.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 27-17-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.2
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 19-22-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
05/18/14 1B Jose Abreu Ankle 15-day DL (5/22)
05/04/14 LF Adam Eaton Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/22/14 P Chris Sale Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Kansas City Royals
05/13/14 2B Omar Infante Back 15-day DL (5/13)
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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