Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/14/2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014 1:10 PM on FSKC, CSCh
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Kansas City Royals - Shields, J (7-3) vs. Chicago White Sox - Rienzo, A (4-3)
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James Shields will be going for his eighth win of the season for the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon and he will be facing Andre Rienzo and the Chicago White Sox.
Last Sunday, James Shields picked up his seventh win by going six innings against the New York Yankees at home and holding them to just one unearned run. He gave up six hits in that outing and walked two while striking out eight. He is now 7-2 this season with a 3.44 ERA and he has had better command this year than he did in 2013.
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has a .422 batting average against Shields in 45 at-bats with a double, a triple, two home runs and six RBI. Paul Konerko is just 6-for-38 against him with 11 strikeouts.
Andre Rienzo came away with the loss against the Los Angeles Angels on the road in his last start after going just 3.2 innings and giving up a season-high seven earned runs. He allowed nine hits to the Angels in that game and walked one while striking out two. Rienzo is 4-3 through 10 starts this season with a 5.25 ERA.
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is 3-for-7 against Rienzo in his career with a walk and two strikeouts, while Billy Butler has just one hit against him in seven career at-bats with two walks and a strikeout.
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 36-30-1 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)
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas City
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