Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals - 9/3/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Chicago White Sox (22-15) at Kansas City Royals (14-23)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Dylan Cease (4-2) (3.00) vs. Danny Duffy (2-2) (4.11)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +120 / Chicago White Sox -130 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago White Sox face the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, September 3rd at Kauffman Stadium for game one of a four-game series.
The White Sox and Royals will play in the final four games of their season series at Kauffman this weekend. The Chicago White Sox are heading into this series after losing back-to-back games to their AL Central rivals in the Minnesota Twins. The Twins took down the White Sox by the final score of 8-1 on Wednesday night, as it one of the worst losses the White Sox have had in quite a while. The White Sox are still 22-15 on the year and remain only 1.0 game behind the Cleveland Indians for first place in the AL Central.
The Kansas City Royals wrapped up their series with the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. The Indians defeated the Royals by the final score of 5-0, as the Royals were shutout for the first time since August 19th. The Royals have lost three of their last four games overall heading into this series with Chicago. Kansas City is nine games under .500 at 14-23 on the year, which puts the team in last place in the division standings.
The Chicago White Sox are set to bring right-hander Dylan Cease to the mound to face the Royals. Cease is 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA through his first 36.0 innings of the season with the White Sox. Cease allowed one earned run through 4.1 innings in his last start against these Royals.
The Kansas City Royals will send left-hander Danny Duffy to the bump for Thursday's game. Duffy is 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA through his first 35.0 innings of the season with the Royals. Duffy allowed three earned runs on seven hits (including two home runs) through 5.2 innings against the White Sox in his most recent start.
I will take the road favorites in the Chicago White Sox in this one. Cease is shaping into a solid starter for the White Sox, and he pitched well against Kansas City in his last outing. The Royals are a lot better than what their record shows in my opinion, but I like the White Sox to take game one of this series and win it easily. I will lay the 1.5 runs on the run line with Chicago here.