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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox

The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will meet on the field at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

James Shields will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Shields is 12-9 this season with a 3.21 ERA.

It'll be Chris Sale toeing the rubber for the White Sox in this contest. Lefthander Sale is 11-13 with a 2.97 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -118 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 84-75 SU
Chicago: 62-97 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Kansas City, Saturday, September 28