Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/13/2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 1:10 PM on FSKC, WGN
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (3-5) vs. Chicago White Sox - Noesi, H (2-4)
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Saturday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals will take the field behind Danny Duffy as they take on the Chicago White Sox and Hector Noesi. Duffy will be making his 8th start and 14th appearance as Noesi makes his 9th start and 15th appearance.
Danny Duffy pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 3 - 5 with a 3.26 ERA. In that start, Duffy went 5.2 innings and surrendered 3 runs on 5 hits while walking 3 and striking out 4. In 2013, Duffy was 2 – 0 with a 1.85 ERA in just 5 starts.
Last season, Duffy didn’t get to face the White Sox but he has seen a few of their hitters in the past. Five of the White Sox have seen Duffy before but only 1 batter actually has a hit off of the young lefty. Alexei Ramirez is 1 for 3 against Duffy.
Hector Noesi picked up his 2nd straight win the last time out and that took his record to 2 – 4 with a 5.40 ERA. In his last outing, Noesi allowed 4 runs on 7 hits (including 3 home runs) in 5.2 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 5. Noesi is now pitching for his 3rd team this season after starting the year with the Seattle Mariners before being traded to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers designated him for assignment and the White Sox picked him up off waivers on April 25th. Last season with the Mariners, Noesi went 0 – 1 with a 6.59 ERA in a start and 11 relief appearances.
In 2013, Noesi didn’t face the Royals but he has faced many of their hitters before. Of the 9 Royals that have opposed him, only 2 have hits against him. Mike Moustakas and Jimmy Paredes are each 1 for 1 against Noesi.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 29-32-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.1
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 36-29-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/01/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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