The Kansas City Royals will go for a 3-game sweep over the Chicago White Sox. If the Royals can win, they will also creep over the .500 mark.
WHO: Chicago White Sox (2-3) @ Kansas City Royals (2-2)
WHERE: Kauffman Stadium
WHEN: Monday, April 7th – 1:10, CDT
TELEVISION: Fox Sports Kansas City
LIVE STREAM: MLB.TV (paid service)
If you are stuck at work, or away from your television, or out of area, we have you covered. You can catch the Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox at MLB.TV. This is a paid service, but you live out of area, it is a great way to catch Royals action all season long.
PITCHING MATCH UP
The two staff aces go ahead in the series finale as James Shields (0-0) goes for the Kansas City Royals, and Chris Sale (1-0) takes the hill for the Chicago White Sox. Shields went 6.1 in the Opening Day loss to the Detroit Tigers. He pitched well through six then gave up a couple of hits. He left the game with a 3-1 lead but his bullpen failed him and he took a no decision. Chris Sale got the win against the Minnesota Twins to start the season, pitching 7.1 innings, allowing 3 runs while striking out 8.
The Royals still aren’t wracking up the hits or runs, but have done enough, thanks to good starting pitching, to win 2 of their first 4 games. Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas have combined to go 0-29 on the season. Norichika Aoki has an On Base Percentage of .368 in the lead off spot, and Omar Infante‘s is .389 in the second slot. The White Sox, on the other hand, are averaging over 10 hits a game over their first 5 outings. Alexi Ramirez is hitting .444 thus far. My guess is the offenses won’t put up many hits or runs against Shields and Sale.