Runners left in scoring position: Chicago 2 (Anderson, Garcia); Kansas City 6 (Jay 2, Moustakas, Duda, Gordon, Goins). Royals starter Danny Duffy gave up four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings. The team has lost 10.6 units for moneyline bettors and 8.8 units against the spread (ATS).
The Sox sent first baseman Casey Gillaspie outright off the 40-man roster.
The Kansas City Royals are in for a very long year and are off to a 5-17 start so far. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs.
BC-BBA-White Sox-Royals, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 747Fulmer, Palka, White Sox beat KC 8-0 to open doubleheaderAP Photo MOCR101, MOCR106, MOCR116Eds: White Sox 8, Royals 0, 1st game. Lopez is 0-2 with a 1.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts. In his 25.2 innings and 0-3 mark this year, Duffy has a 5.26 ERA with 25 Ks and 13 BBs.
They Royals just lost a pair of games to the Brewers at home and they haven't won back-to-back games this season.
Duffy is 7-6 with a 4.46 ERA in 21 outings (19 starts) against the White Sox for his career. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.17, along with a K-per-9 of 9.83.
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Davidson, who drove in three runs, has seven home runs this season - five against the Royals. He struck out two and walked two. Junis has a 2.03 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP. RHP Ian Kennedy has the clearance to start Sunday after leaving his Tuesday start with a bruised toe.
Palka had four hits and scored three times and Carson Fulmer allowed four singles over seven innings to lead Chicago.
Soler performed well at home past year, slashing.213/.302/.404 over 53 plate appearances (his overall season line was.144/.245/.258).
Chicago has posted 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 23.2 over its last five.
Eric Skoglund went seven strong innings for the Royals allowing just 2 hits, one earned run while striking out nine.