Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 7/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/20/2014
Monday, July 21, 2014, 8:10 PM on FSKC, CSCh
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (5-8) vs. Chicago White Sox - Sale, C (8-1)
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On Monday night, Jeremy Guthrie will try to end his two-game losing streak when he and the Kansas City Royals face Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale.
In his start against the Detroit Tigers a week and a half ago, Jeremy Guthrie went just four innings and picked up his eighth loss of the season. He gave up a season-high eight earned runs in that game and walked three batters while striking out two. Guthrie is currently 5-8 on the year with a 4.56 ERA and he has given up 9.7 hits per nine innings.
White Sox veteran Paul Konerko is 14-for-52 against Guthrie in his career with three doubles, four home runs and seven RBI. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez has just eight hits in 45 at-bats against him with five walks and five strikeouts.
Left-hander Chris Sale pitched very well against the Boston Red Sox his last time on the mound, but he has to settle for the no decision in a game the Red Sox ended up winning 5-4. Sale lasted 7.2 innings in that start and gave up just one run on four hits while striking out six and walking no one. The lefty is 8-1 on the year with a fantastic 2.08 ERA and he has only given up 64 hits in 95 innings.
Royals designated hitter Billy Butler has 14 hits in his 37 at-bats versus Sale with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 44-45-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 50-43-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
07/13/14 CF Lorenzo Cain Leg questionable
07/11/14 LF Alex Gordon Wrist out indefinitely
07/09/14 P Jason Vargas Appendix 15-day DL (7/9)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Chicago White Sox
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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