The Kansas City Royals will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they face the Chicago White Sox in the final game of their three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon. The Royals are coming off a 6-0 loss to the White Sox in their last game.
Chicago is 9-1 in its last 10 games against Kansas City.
Royals Going For Second Road WinThe Royals won their first road game of the season, but they have dropped their next two road games and have lost three of their last four contests. They will try to put an end to their losing streak and pick up their second road win of the year when they play on Sunday.
Kansas City has played well offensively, averaging 5.5 runs per game. Their .251 batting average is eighth in the league. Their .329 on-base percentage is 10th, while their .414 slugging percentage is eighth in the league.
Michael A. Taylor leads Kansas City with a .391 batting average, while Whit Merrifield leads the team with three home runs and nine RBI.
Kansas City’s pitching hasn’t been as good. Opponents have a .256 batting average against the Royals, which is 23rd in the league. Their 5.02 ERA is also 23rd, while their 1.50 WHIP is 25th in the league.
In his last start, Minor gave up four hits and four runs in six innings, leading to an 11-4 win over Texas. They will need a better performance from him if they want to win this game.
White Sox Going For Second Consecutive WinThe White Sox bounced back from their loss to Seattle with a win over the Royals in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with another win over the Royals, which will give them their second win in a row and fourth win in their last five games.
Chicago is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging six runs per game. Their .255 batting average is sixth in the league. Their .359 on base percentage is fourth, while their .404 slugging percentage is ninth.
Yermin Mercedes leads Chicago with a .556 batting average, while Jose Abreu leads the team with two homers and nine RBI.
Chicago’s pitching has also been good. Opponents have a .225 batting average against the White Sox, which is 16th in the league. Their 3.95 ERA is 15th, while their 1.26 WHIP is 14th in the league.
In his last start, Cease gave up five hits and three runs in 4.2 innings, leading to a 7-4 loss to the Angels. They will need a better effort from him if they want to get the win.
- 17-4 in their last 21 home games.
- 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Kansas City is:
- 0-6 in their last 6 games against Chicago.
- 1-3 in their last 4 games.