Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago
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On Saturday night, Danny Duffy (9-11) will try to build off of his solid outing last week when he and the Kansas City Royals face John Danks (10-11) and the Chicago White Sox.
Last Monday, Danny Duffy picked up his ninth win of the year by beating the Cleveland Indians on the road. He pitched six scoreless innings in that start and gave up just six hits while walking two batters and striking out five. Duffy now has a 2.32 ERA on the year and he has only given up 108 hits in 147.1 innings of work.
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has two hits in his six at-bats versus Duffy with a walk and two strikeouts. Catcher Tyler Flowers is hitless in six plate appearances against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
John Danks pitched six good innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road last Sunday and came away with the win. He gave up just two runs on two hits in that start and walked three batters while striking out five. Danks has only struck out 6.1 batters per nine innings this year and he now has a 4.82 ERA.
Royals veteran Raul Ibanez is 4-for-11 against Danks in his career with two doubles, a home run and four RBI. Slugger Billy Butler is just 7-for-35 against him with one walk and nine strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 71-80-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 78-74-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
09/03/14 2B Christian Colon Finger 15-day DL (9/7)
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Chicago White Sox
09/26/14 RF Avisail Garcia Back doubtful Friday vs. Kansas City Royals
09/26/14 2B Carlos Sanchez Personal "?" Friday vs. Kansas City Royals
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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