White Sox vs Royals Prediction - MLB Picks 9/6/23

Kansas City Royals (43-96) vs Chicago White Sox (53-85)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Jordan Lyles (4-15) (6.17) vs Touki Toussaint (2-7) (4.87)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -118 / Chicago White Sox +108 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Royals will host the Chicago White Sox for their divisional series finale this Wednesday from Kauffman Stadium. KC stole game two in walkoff fashion, 7-6.

White Sox Preview & Projected Starter

Chicago enters at 53-86 after losing to Kansas City. It appears as if the  White Sox watched a six-run lead evaporate last night, and they’ll look to avoid being swept again here in game three. The Chicago offense is 4.72 scoring runs per game, while batting .235, with a .292 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.72 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP. 

Touki Toussaint (2-7, 4.87 ERA, 64 Ks) will get the call for Chicago. The sixth-year pitcher fell back into the loss column last time out in division action against Detroit, allowing three runs in 5.1 innings en route to his seventh defeat. Toussaint hasn’t been able to capitalize on the opportunity the Sox have given him, as he’s allowed three runs or more in five of his last six starts, and this will mark his first matchup with KC this season. 

White Sox Player Trends & Props

Luis Robert returned to pinch hit after missing three contests, and it’s unclear if the Sox are intentionally not playing their top player at this point. Robert Jr. leads the club in hits (132), home runs (35), and RBI (71). 

• Andrew Vaughn snapped a three-game hitless streak three hits in the game two loss, and he’s posting splits of .255/18/70.

Eloy Jiménez has totaled multiple bases  in three of the previous six contests, and he’s totaled fifteen homers and 54 RBI for the season, while leading the Sox in batting (.273).

Yoán Moncada homered in last night’s defeat, and he’s recorded a hit in tell of the last eleven games.

Andrew Benintendi has collected a hit in four of the last five games, and he’s now tied with Robert Jr. for the team-lead in hits (132), while being just team Jimenez for the team-lead in batting at .272.

 

Royals Preview & Projected Starter

Kansas City comes in at 43-95 after defeating Chicago. The Royals used heroics to take game two, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out here on Wednesday. The Kansas City offense is scoring 3.62 runs per game, while batting .233, with a .293 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.25 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP. 

Jordan Lyles (4-15, 6.29 ERA, 104 Ks) will take the mound for Kansas City. The veteran pitcher turned in arguably his best outing of the season versus Boston last time out, striking out seven thru eight full innings, while allowing just two runs to earn his fourth win. Lyles’ ability to eat innings has been on display as of late, going at least eight innings in three of his last four starts, and he just so happened to pitch his longest outing of the season versus Chicago back in May, tossing a complete game at Kauffman. Lyles replicating that performance on a short break would be a lot to expect, but he’ll look to deliver again here against the Sox.

Royals Player Trends & Props

Bobby Witt Jr. returned to the lineup with a RBI double in the game two victory, and he leads KC in hits (153), home runs (28) and RBI (85). 

Maikel Garcia has totaled multiple bases in five of the last six games, and he leads the Royals in batting (.284), with 48 RBI. 

Salvador Perez has produced a run in three of the last five games, and he’s second on the team with 21 homers and 62 RBI. 

MJ Melendez homered in Tuesday’s win, and he’s posting splits of .239/14/48. 

Corey’s Free Pick

Kansas City and the total came through for us in their walkoff win on Tuesday, and with an inconsistent Touki Toussaint set to go, there’s a good chance we see the brooms here. KC’s young guns are playing at a high rate right now, while the Sox have lacked motivation throughout the course of the season. Now, the Sox bats should be able to muster some sort of production off of Jordan Lyles, as they’ve been known to show up in series finales this season, and it give us a similar angle to last night. Let’s back Kansas City to bring the brooms out, and double down with the Over in case the Sox decide to come to play.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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