White Sox at Kansas City Royals – 8/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

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A pair of AL Central rivals meet on the diamond out in the Midwest looking to pick up a victory. The Chicago White Sox are on the road as they play the second game of a doubleheader and the second game of a four-game set with the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night. Chicago won the finale of their four-game road set with Texas, prevailing 8-2 Sunday afternoon to earn a split of the series. Kansas City battered Boston 13-5 at home in the finale of their four-game set Sunday to take three of the four games in the series. This season, the White Sox own a 6-5 advantage in the season series, including taking two of three in the most recent series, which came at home August 1-3.

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Chicago managed to split four games with the Rangers as their bats came to life Sunday in the series finale. The White Sox entered Monday third in the AL Central, two games behind the Twins for the division lead. In the AL wild card picture, the team was three games behind the Rays and Mariners for the final two wild card spots. On Sunday, Chicago got three hits each from AJ Pollock (run, RBI), Jose Abreu (run), Andrew Vaughn (run, two RBI) and Leury Garcia (two runs) in the contest. Vaughn hit his 11th homer of the season in the victory for the White Sox. Lucas Giolito (8-6) earned the win as he threw five innings, allowing one run on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts, before departing.

Davis Martin is expected to take the hill for his eighth appearance and fourth start of the season for the White Sox in the nightcap. He comes in 1-3 with a 4.75 ERA, a 1.286 WHIP, nine walks and 23 strikeouts over 30.1 innings of work on the year. Martin didn’t factor in the decision in his last appearance, which came in relief against the A’s at home on July 29. He threw 3.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with no walks and three strikeouts in a game the White Sox dropped by a 7-3 score. Martin took the loss in his only career start against the Royals, which came on the road back on May 17 in the second game of a doubleheader. He threw five innings, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in a 2-1 White Sox defeat. That outing took place at Kauffman Stadium, giving Martin experience at the park in his career. In the minors this season, Martin is 5-4 with a 4.20 ERA, a 1.228 WHIP, 18 walks and 84 strikeouts over 64.1 innings in 14 starts split between Double-A Birmingham of the Southern League and Triple-A Charlotte of the International League.

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Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals - 8/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Kansas City won three of four from Boston over the weekend as they piled up the runs in the finale. The Royals entered Monday fourth in the AL Central, 13.5 games behind the Twins for the top spot. They were 14.5 games behind the Rays and Mariners for the final two wild card spots in the AL playoff picture. On Sunday, Kansas City got two hits each from Michael Massey (three runs, two RBI), Nate Eaton (three runs), Kyle Isbel (three runs, three RBI) and MJ Melendez (run, six RBI) in the victory. Melendez hit his 13th homer of the season in the contest. Brad Keller (6-12) earned the win as he threw six innings, allowing one run on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts, before turning things over to the bullpen.

Jon Heasley is on the mound for the Royals as he makes his 13th start of the season in this contest. He comes in 1-6 with a 5.82 ERA, a 1.563 WHIP, 28 walks and 41 strikeouts over 55.1 innings of work this season. Heasley took the loss in his last start, which came July 30 on the road against the Yankees. He threw 3.1 innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on six hits with two walks and one strikeout in an 8-2 Royals loss. In his last three starts, Heasley is 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA, a 1.874 WHIP, four walks and six strikeouts over 10.2 innings of work. Heasley took the loss in his lone career start against the White Sox, which came at home in the first game of a doubleheader on May 17. He threw five innings, allowing three runs on four hits with three walks and one strikeout in a 3-0 Royals loss. Heasley is 2-5 with a 7.24 ERA, a 1.454 WHIP, eight walks and 21 strikeouts over 32.1 innings in seven career starts at Kauffman Stadium.

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