|Chris Sale and the White Sox visit the Royals|
Take #919 Chicago White Sox -128 over Kansas City Royals (8:15 PM ET Tuesday, August 9)
Two teams whose playoff hopes are fading by the day square off in Kansas City where the Royals host the Chicago White Sox. Game time is set for 8:15 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium where Chris Sale and the Chisox are -128 moneyline favorites with the total at 7.5.
The White Sox (53-58, 24-32 road) which jumped out to an American League-best 23-10 record to start the season, shares an identical 53-58 record with the Royals and is also 8-15 in the second half.
The Royals (53-58, 34-20 home) plummeted from contention following a devastating 7-19 record in the month of July. Kansas City is just 8-15 in its last 23 games since the All-Star break.
Sale (14-5, 3.12 ERA) has had a string of hard-luck decisions including his last start, when he came out on the losing end of a 2-1 decision at Detroit. He has allowed four runs and 13 hits over 22 innings in his last three starts, but has received a combined five runs of offensive support. Sale is 8-9 against Kansas City.
Volquez (8-10, 4.99 ERA) was rocked for the second straight outing -- both on the road -- at Tampa Bay on Wednesday, giving up eight runs and 11 hits. He has a 6-3 record and 3.89 record in 13 home starts and has a 2-3 record with a 2.89 ERA in seven career outings versus Chicago.
Kansas City has won five of the last six series meetings while Chicago is 3-8 in its last 11 overall.
The White Sox are 6-2 to the OVER in their last eight overall while the UNDER is 12-5 in Sale’s last 17 starts vs. KC.