Kansas City vs Chicago Wed, Apr 17
|*Community||KC -120 52%||o/8.5 54%|
*Consensus from 1533 predictions.
|31123rd||Earned Run Average||4.937th|
Its been a great 2019 for Keller so far, as hes got three straight quality starts to his credit already. Keller faced the White Sox in his season debut back on March 28 and tossed 7.0 shutout innings with just two hits allowed. As for Giolito, he hasnt looked overly impressive since his season debut, with nine earned in his last two starts across 9.1 innings. All things considered, I like Keller to keep it going and put the Royals in a good position to win.50%
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Kansas City Royals (53% consensus). Yoan Moncada is coming off the first multi-homer performance of his career as he looks to help the Chicago White Sox complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon. Moncada hit two of Chicago's four homers in Tuesday's 5-1 triumph while raising his batting average to .333... http://bit.ly/2E6GXfj
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Free Betting Prediction: Kansas City will WIN and the Total will go Over .
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Kansas City Star: Watch: Royals, White Sox managers face off after Keller hits Anderson with pitch
Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson, left, talks to Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Nam Y. Huh AP
It's possible this was an accident, but the timing of Royals starter Brad Keller hitting Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson with a pitch was notable.
In his previous at-bat in the fourth inning, Anderson hit a home run and celebrated with a big bat flip.
That may not have made Keller and the Royals happy.
Kansas City Star: Brad Keller fastball that 'got away' leads to Royals, White Sox benches clearing
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller talks about his start against the Chicago White Sox and the benches-clearing altercation that started when he hit Tim Anderson with a pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 17, 2019. By
The bench-clearing altercation between the Royals and Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field may be viewed by some onlookers as an outdated or barbaric. Whether you believe that, it was also entirely predictable and arguably inevitable.
The Royals (6-12) pulled off a 4-3 win in 10 innings to avoid being swept in a three-game series, but the part of the day that left the largest imprint came in the middle of the sixth inning.
Royals Review: Royals salvage series by beating White Sox, 4-3
For so many years, the Royals were kings of extra-inning affairs because of a shutdown bullpen. It may not have been "shutdown," but on Wednesday, the bullpen kept them in the game just long enough for the offense to come through.
The Royals salvaged a sweep of the White Sox by defeating Chicago, 4-3. There was extra-inning magic. The bullpen did its job. There really weren't any big screw-ups. It was amazing!
Oh yeah, and there was a fight!
So Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer off Brad Keller in the fourth inning. It was a big bomb.
Kansas City Star: Royals beat White Sox in intense extra-inning game that featured multiple ejections
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Jake Diekman, left, celebrates with Hunter Dozier in the dugout after seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Nam Y. Huh AP
Hunter Dozier's 10th-inning home run on a 2-0 pitch lifted the Royals to their first road win of the season and avoided a series sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox on a wild Wednesday afternoon between division rivals.
Dozier's fifth home run of the season provided the margin of victory in a game marked by emotion, ejections, injury and anxiety.
Royals Review: Wednesday Thread: Royals at White Sox
Afternoon baseball in the Windy City. 1:15 pm CDT first pitch. It's Brad Keller and Lucas Giolito.
Please just don't get swept. This road trip is not going to get easier with trips to New York and Tampa on the horizon. Get a W today.
Whit gets the day off, Maldonado is back in the lineup.
Side note: this recap will be up around 5:00 pm CDT. I'm doing a 4:00 presentation at work. Please don't fire me if it's not up immediately. I hope my leash is as long as Chris Owings'!
South Side Sox: Gamethread: Royals at White Sox
The Sox are looking for a 3-game sweep and their fifth win in six tries this afternoon (who ever thought we'd be saying that this season without a smirk?) as they take on the Royals at GRF.
It will be a battle of tall righties, with Lucas Giolito having a one-inch height advantage (listed, anyway) at 6'6" to Brad Keller's 6-5. However, on performance so far this year, the edge goes to Keller, who has a 2.45 ERA vs. Giolito's 6.19.
Both pitched well against today's opponent in the opening series in KC. Keller was sensational opening day, tossing seven innings of two-hit, one walk, 5 K shutout ball.
Chicago Tribune: Lucas Giolito and the White Sox go for a series sweep of the Royals
The numbers haven't been pretty in his last two starts, but Lucas Giolito (6.19 ERA) will take a 2-1 record into his matchup against fellow-right hander Brad Heller (2-1, 2.45 ERA) and the Royals on Wednesday afternoon.
Against the Yankees on Friday, Giolito exited with two men on and the White Sox up 7-5 in the sixth inning. The bullpen held the lead and the Sox won the rain-shortened game 9-6 to give Giolito his second victory.
Over his last two starts, Giolito has allowed nine earned runs on 12 hits and eight walks with 10 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings.
Wichita Eagle: White Sox jump on Jorge Lopez for three home runs, clinch series over Royals
The bullpen certainly doesn't take full blame for this one. The Royals were done in by a combination of their starting pitcher's miscues and an offense that put just one run on the board as the Chicago White Sox clinched the series win.
Royals starter Jorge Lopez gave up three of the four home runs hit by White Sox hitters in a 5-1 loss in the second game of the three-game series in front of an announced 13,583 Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. All of the scoring came via home runs, including a two-homer game by White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada.