Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/20/2014
Wednesday, May 21, 8:10 PM on CSCh, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Chicago White Sox - Quintana, J (2-3) vs. Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (2-3)
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25-year-old Jose Quintana will be going for his third win of the season when the Chicago White Sox face Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Left-hander Jose Quintana won for the second time this season when he was able to defeat the Houston Astros on the road last Friday. He only made it through five innings in that start, but he held the Astros to just two runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking two. Through 54 innings of work, Quintana has 45 strikeouts and a respectable 3.67 ERA.
Billy Butler has struggled against Quintana in his career by getting just three hits in 18 at-bats with nine strikeouts. Salvador Perez has done quite a bit better with a .318 batting average against Quintana with three doubles, two home runs and six RBI in 22 at-bats.
Jeremy Guthrie was able to pitch eight innings against the Baltimore Orioles last week, but he ended up taking his third loss of the season after the Royals were defeated 4-0. He gave up the four runs in that game on eight hits while striking out two and walking one. Guthrie has a 4.76 ERA on the season and has struck out just 27 batters in 58.2 innings.
Alexei Ramirez only has seven hits in 40 at-bats against Guthrie, while Paul Konerko is 13-for-49 with three doubles and four home runs 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 Kansas City
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