Royals vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 9/11/23
Chicago White Sox (55-88) vs Kansas City Royals (44-100)
Game Info: Monday, September 11, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Dylan Cease (6-7) (5.04) vs Brady Singer (8-10) (5.34)
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The Kansas City Royals will head to the Southside to begin a divisional series with the Chicago White Sox this Sunday from Kauffman Stadium.
Royals Preview & Projected Starter
Kansas City comes in at 44-100 after being swept by Toronto. 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.
Brady Singer (8-10, 5.15 ERA, 125 Ks) will take the mound for Kansas City. The fourth-year righty struggled during the club’s most recent road trip, and he took a second straight loss in Seattle last time out, after allowing four runs thru four innings. A return to Kauffman should do wonders for Singer, who’s pitched noticeably better at home. Singer did well in his lone matchup with the Sox this season back in May, tossing six innings of one-run ball, and he’ll look to replicate that effort here.
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.
White Sox Preview & Projected Starter
Chicago enters at 55-88 after dropping two of three Detroit. 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.
Dylan Cease (6-7, 4.91 ERA, 176 Ks) will get the ball for Chicago. The fifth-year pitcher struggled in Baltimore last week, allowing five runs thru six innings pitched, but he somehow earned his sixth victory of the season. Chalk that up to a win Cease probably deserved at some point this season, as the trouble in Chicago has clouded all of their pitchers’ seasons. Cease didn’t pitch well in his lone trip to Kaufman this season, allowing seven runs thru five innings and taking the loss.
White Sox Player Trends & Props
• 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.
Corey’s Free Pick
The White Sox have happened to play better when Dylan Cease pitches, so we’ll lean on that here at home. It’s been a long season for both clubs, but with the end in sight, they’ll both be able to hit reset soon. Back the Sox here with Cease, and give the Over a look in case the feisty Royals come to play.